Nick Broomfield

Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons

by Jason Wood

Jason Wood works for the Curzon Cinema organisation. He is the author of The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema and is also the editor of Nick Broomfield. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Faber & Faber Limited, 2018
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    978-0-5712-2624-5 (paperback)

    978-0-5713-4419-2 (online)
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    First Edition
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Nick Broomfield
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Kurt Cobain, Margaret Thatcher, rap stars Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur, Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss and serial killer Aileen Wuornos are just a few of the icons whom Nick Broomfield has chased down and shot in the pursuit of truth.

Over the past twenty-five years Nick Broomfield has established himself as Britain’s best-known and most unflaggingly controversial director of documentaries. He has pursued the likes of South African supremacist Eugene Terre’Blanche, comedienne Lily Tomlin and rock star Courtney Love – as well as investigating inside an army barracks in Soldier Girls, a Nevada brothel in Chicken Ranch and an upscale S&M parlour in Fetishes.

This is Broomfield in his own words, as frank and revealing as his inimitable films.