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Projections 4

Projections 4: Film-makers on Film-making

by John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was ‘Catch Us If You Can’ in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber and Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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, Tom Luddy, David Thomson and Walter Donohue
Faber and Faber Limited, 1995
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Projections 4
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Projections is a forum for film-makers in which the practitioners of cinema write about their craft. In this edition we celebrate the centenary of film with articles ranging from an interview with Louis Lumière - the inventor of the cinema - to James Toback’s tales of contemporary Hollywood. Included in Projections 4:

  • Louis Lumière - Founding Father

  • Martin Scorsese - Anamorphobia

  • James Toback - A Journal for 1994

  • Penn on Penn

  • Ken Burns - Raising the Dead

  • Sidney Howard - The Gone with the Wind Letters and The Story Gets a Treatment

  • Louis Malle, Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Julianne Moore, Fred Berner, Larry Pine - Chekhov’s Children

  • Walter Murch - Sound Design: The Dancing Shadow

  • Eddie Fowlie - Playing Cowboys and Indians

  • John Seale - Lunch and a Book

  • Gene Kelly - An American in Paradise

  • Sally Potter - The Tango Lesson

  • Federico Fellini - Creation and the Artist

  • Viggo Mortensen - Missing Sandy Dennis

  • Lindsay Anderson - On John Ford

This edition also includes contributions by Percy Adlon, Kevin Brownlow, Roger Corman, Alex Cox, Andre de Toth, Nora Ephron, Monte Hellman, Huang Mingchuan, Richard Lowenstein, Dusan Makavejev, Arthur Penn, Vincent Sherman, Istvan Szabo, Michael Tolkin, Vincent Ward and Fred Zinneman.