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Projections 11

Projections 11: New York Film-makers on Film-making

by Tod Lippy, 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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and Walter Donohue (eds)
Faber and Faber Limited, 2002
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9780571344475
  • ISBN:
    978-0-571-20591-2 (paperback)

    978-0-5713-4447-5 (online)
  • Edition:
    First Edition
  • Place of Publication:
    London
  • Published Online:
    2018
Projections 11
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Why live and work as a film-maker in New York rather than Hollywood? The birthplace of US cinema, New York has played a hugely influential role in its evolution - particularly in the realm of the more personal, ‘independent’ film-making of figures from Sam Fuller to John Cassavetes. Projections 11 responds to Mike Figgis’ Los Angeles issue Projections 10 by interviewing film-makers who base themselves in New York, creating an East coast alternative to Hollywood. Tod Lippy speaks to Spike Lee, Jim Jarmusch, Sidney Lumet, Christine Vachon, David O. Russell, Nora Ephron, Tim Robbins, Frances McDormand, and many others.