James Clavell


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James Clavell, born Charles Edmund DuMaresq Clavell (10 October 1924 – 6 September 1994) was an Australian-born, British (later naturalized American) novelist, screenwriter, director and World War II veteran and prisoner of war. Clavell is best known for his epic Asian Saga series of novels and their televised adaptations, along with such films as The Great Escape and To Sir, with Love. more »

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  • ''The more I know, the more sure I am I know so little. The eternal paradox.''
    James Clavell (b. 1924), Australian, and Kurt Neumann. André Delambre (Al Hedison), The Fly, talking to his wife about his invention (1957). Clave...
  • ''The search for the truth is the most important work in the whole world, and the most dangerous.''
    James Clavell (b. 1924), Australian, and Kurt Neumann. François Delambre (Vincent Price), The Fly, trying to explain to his young nephew what happened...
  • ''You've committed murder just as much as Hélène did. You killed a fly with a human head, she killed a human with a fly head. If she murdered so did you.''
    James Clavell (b. 1924), Australian, and Kurt Neumann. François Delambre (Vincent Price), The Fly, to the Inspector, who has just killed the human-hea...
  • Oh André, I get so scared sometimes. The suddenness of our age! Electronics, rockets, earth satellites, supersonic flight, and now this.... Everything's going so fast, I'm just not ready to take it al...
    James Clavell (b. 1924), Australian, and Kurt Neumann. Hélène Delambre (Patricia Owens), The Fly, who is frightened when her husband shows her his mat...
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