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Projections 10

Projections 10: Hollywood Film-makers on Film-making

by Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned film-maker and musician whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, Miss Julie, Timecode and Hotel. He received Oscar nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay for Leaving Las Vegas. His photographs have been displayed at galleries throughout the world, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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(ed)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 (executive editors)
Mike Figgis (ed)John Boorman and Walter Donohue (executive editors)
Faber & Faber Limited, 1999
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Mike Figgis (ed)John Boorman and Walter Donohue (executive editors)
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Mike Figgis has always been intrigued by the workings of the Hollywood System. As he progressed from his acclaimed US debut Internal Affairs, through hellish studio wrangles on Mr. Jones, to Oscar-laurelled success with Leaving Las Vegas, he always wanted to find a way to capture the mores of the Hollywood industry. In 1998, he returned to LA to create such a document for Projections. In conversation with established players such as Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Jerry Bruckheimer, and then ascending talents such as Salma Hayek and Paul Thomas Anderson, Figgis paints a refreshingly honest but unmistakably dark portrait of an industry where money does more than talk.