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Seeing Things: An Autobiography #2020

Seeing Things An Autobiography Seeing Things A charming memoir from the cult creator of Bagpuss The Clangers and Ivor the Engine who died in December Full description

  • Title: Seeing Things: An Autobiography
  • Author: Oliver Postgate
  • ISBN: 9780283063633
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback
  • Seeing Things: An Autobiography By Oliver Postgate, Seeing Things A charming memoir from the cult creator of Bagpuss, The Clangers and Ivor the Engine, who died in December 2008 Full description

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    1. This is a fascinating book and once I started reading it I didn t want to put it down Because Ivor the Engine, the Clangers, Noggin the Nog and Bagpuss are great favourites of mine I especially liked those sections about how Oliver Postgate and his co creator Peter Firman created the characters and made the films But I also thought the sections where he reveals his thoughts and emotions are particularly moving.An exceptional life a truly creative and inventive man.

    2. Oliver Postgate is one of the recognised fathers of British Whimsy, as entrenched as A A Milne or P.G Wodehouse His television creations delighted children, who grew up to be adults who remained delighted by them, because they were endearing and memorable Unsurprisingly, his memoir is equally as endearing, often a bit sad, but a reflection of a life in which confusion and anxiety were the flip side of the marvellous imagination and ability to lose himself in the creation of anything that imagina [...]

    3. This was, quite simply, lovely A story of the ways we muddle through life and how that can be extraordinary from someone who s a little awkward, not brilliant in school or excited about business or career, just very clever at building things and wonderfully creative Of course, hearing about the making of Bagpuss and Clangers and all the rest is marvelous, just as the casual references to Bertrand Russell and G.D.H Cole and his grandfather George Lansbury This is also about love and loss and agin [...]

    4. Mostly charming, bringing back wonderful memories and also explainations of how the programmes were made.However I found the seeing section very hard to read

    5. This is a curious book, and slightly hard to summarise my thoughts on Up until the final hundred or so pages, I was all ready to write a modestly pleased review of this autobiography of Oliver Postgate co creator of many British children s TV programmes beloved of many folks growing up in the 60s, 70s and 80s Though most of the autobiographies I have read before have been written by comedians, hence having a higher funny per page count than this, it did make for an interesting, engaging and witt [...]

    6. First of all I must confess that I had never heard of Oliver Postgate before and I blame it on the fact that I m not living in the UK, thus not knowing about his works Secondly, I rarely read biographies Though there was the wish to read this one for one simple reason to catch a glimpse into the mind of such a creative person.As much as I don t know the series and characters from TV I was hooked from page one and couldn t put the book down Postgate s writing is full of humour, warmth and quirkin [...]

    7. Oliver Postgate was a small man in a big world He made small films his business was in fact called Smallfilms and never aspired to make big ones He lived a quiet life mostly in small towns in middle England pottering away at whatever happened to come his way his life had no grand plan Not that many people will instantly recognise his name, not in the same way that the name Gerry Anderson is known, but his work is known and loved and has been cherished by generations of British children many of w [...]

    8. Postgate was the wonderful man who made my childhood a place of magic and safety with Bagpuss and this autobiography is just wonderful Postgate was an extraordinary man, born to socialist parents whom he called by their first names and who worked from first principles without any engineering expertise to solve any mechanical problem, ending up in animation via a wide range of jobs from stage, farm and charity work in post war Germany He speaks of his worlds as something that came through him rat [...]

    9. This is a brilliant read about an interesting man who has had an amazing life and approached it in a really positive way Great if you liked his TV stuff or had very little interest in it As he was an innovator and an inventor who liked to try things out by doing them himself Everything is told in a warm, humourous and self deprecating style that recalls the tone of the stories he told on television But it also covers his personal life in the same tone.

    10. A warts and all expose full of salacious detail and debauchery No, not really, just a thoroughly pleasant and warm hearted memoir by my generation s favourite uncle As gently witty and eccentric as you might expect, though the knowledge that he only lived for a few years after its publication caused a lump in my throat as I approached the end.

    11. Not what I was expecting at all, much darker and thought provoking, but on reflection, who could produce such perfect works without experience behind them Oliver Postgate s thoughts on the world are insightful and helpful and people should read this.

    12. Very readable part nostalgia, part refreshingly cranky take on life, not sure how much empathy he had which made him less sympathetic than I expected.

    13. One of the best memoirs I ve read Touches on art, politics, 20th century history Unexpectedly fascinating.

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