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Ryan Gilbey

Ryan Gilbey is a freelance film journalist and writes for a variety of publications, including Sight & Sound, the Guardian, Observer and the Sunday Times. He is the former film critic for the Independent. It Don’t Worry Me is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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It Don’t Worry Me : Nashville, Jaws, Star Wars and beyond

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...Sleeper (1973): Woody Allen as Miles Monroe. In 1977, with the help of his co-writer Marshall Brickman and his editor Ralph Rosenblum, Woody Allen invented Woody Allen. The character proved so...

π: Is Mathematics “The Language of Nature”?

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov is Professor of Operations Research at Stony Brook University, USA, with a diverse background in mathematics, philosophy, and art history and criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Darren Aronofsky’s Films and the Fragility of Hope

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...I’m not interested in your money. I’m searching for a way to understand our world. I’m searching for perfection.Aronofsky’s first feature film π (1998), which he directed and for which he served as a screenwriter, introduced originality...

Zabriskie Point (1970), Michelangelo Antonioni and European Directors in Hollywood

The Hollywood Renaissance : Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Among the films covered in this volume, Italian auteur Michelangelo Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point both fits a norm and constitutes an anomaly. Its narrative of rebellious young people in love (or at least making love) and trying to make sense...

Becoming Hal Ashby: Intersectional Politics, the Hollywood Renaissance and Harold and Maude (1971)

The Hollywood Renaissance : Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...As a number of writers have outlined, the late 1960s and early 1970s were a period that saw the rise of the director as a recognized auteur within industry and critical discourse, and the creation of a Hollywood cinema seeking not only...

(Inter)Mission or a View without Inter

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film, The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which we was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ayoade on Ayoade : A Cinematic Odyssey

Faber & Faber, 2014

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...Or not 2B? Ext. The city – night. But where exactly? This is the reason I will never watch Speed 2: Cruise Control on a commercial television network. The breaks ruin the poetry. But this is not so much a break as a break down. Wherein we...

Chronology or Time(Lines): Time(Lives) – An Ayoadean Almanac or Heretical Historicism: Time in the context of Ayoade

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film, The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which we was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ayoade on Ayoade : A Cinematic Odyssey

Faber & Faber, 2014

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...This book has more than one part. Don't cheat yourself out of a mystery by skipping ahead to find out how many. Just know that you have at least one more part to come.‘ At the end of each journey, there must be a beginning, for where are we...

Lenny Abrahamson

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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Ian Haydn Smith

Ian Haydn Smith

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New British Cinema from Submarine to 12 Years a Slave : The Resurgence of British Film-making

Faber & Faber, 2015

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...Lenny Abrahamson (photo: Peter Rowen)A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, Lenny Abrahamson's work initially explored Irish life, from both working and middle-class perspectives. Adam & Paul (2004) charts the exploits of two drug addicts...

Requiem for a Dream: Addiction and Broken Dreams

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov

Jadranka Skorin-Kapov is Professor of Operations Research at Stony Brook University, USA, with a diverse background in mathematics, philosophy, and art history and criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Darren Aronofsky’s Films and the Fragility of Hope

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...You know who’s somebody now? Who’s no longer just a widow in a little apartment who lives alone? I am somebody now, Harry. Everyone likes me. Soon millions of people will see me and like me.Aronofsky’s theme of a unifying pattern continues...

Bruno Dumont on Bruno Dumont by Kaleem Aftab

John Boorman

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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 & 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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Fraser MacDonald

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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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Oren Moverman

Oren Moverman

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Projections 12 : Film-makers on Film Schools

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

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...Bruno DumontWith only two features to his name, 43-year-old French director Bruno Dumont has already won more international prizes than most auteurs could hope for in a lifetime’s work. And yet jeers greeted Dumont as he collected...

Jessica Levin, Ayad Stehle-Akhtar and Claudia Myers: Students, Columbia University Graduate Program

John Boorman

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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 & 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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Fraser MacDonald

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Fraser MacDonald

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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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Oren Moverman

Oren Moverman

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Projections 12 : Film-makers on Film Schools

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

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...Jessica LevinAyad Stehle-AkhtarClaudia Myers (centre)Jessica Levin is the Production and Development Manager for Madstone Films, a New York-based digital film company. She has produced numerous short films including Gina, An Actress, Age 29...