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Projections 5

Projections 5: 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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Faber and Faber Limited, 1996
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Projections 5
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Projections is a forum for film-makers where – like dispatches from the front – practitioners of cinema write about their craft. In this year’s issue there is a special focus on the art of animation, with interviews with the father-figure of stop-motion animation, Ray Harryhausen, and its leading exponents in Britain, Nick Park, and in the US, Henry Selick.

  • Jamie Lee Curtis & Tony Curtis – Some Like It Dark

  • Quentin Tarantino & Brian de Palma – Emotion Pictures

  • Ray Harryhausen – Animation and Dynamation

  • Nick Park – A Lot Can Happen in a Second

  • Henry Selick – Bringing Things to Life by Hand

  • Simon Pummell – Cutting Off Their Tails with a Carving Knife

  • Annaud On Annaud

  • Fred Zinnemann – A Little Tea, A Little Chat

  • James Stewart – Learning Your Craft

  • Todd Haynes, Julianne Moore, Christine Vachon – Making Safe

  • Chris Buck – Portfolio

  • William Wellman – A Tribute

  • Walter Donohue – Adventures in a Light Industry

  • Louis Malle – In Memoriam