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Shooting

Anthony Minghella

Anthony Mingella was the Oscar-winning writer/director of The English Patient, The Talented Mr Ripley, and Cold Mountain. His last feature film was Breaking and Entering. He died unexectedly in March, 2008. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sydney Pollack

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Minghella on Minghella

Faber and Faber, 2005

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...The Crew I think of directing as an activity with a crew, as an activity as one of a company of people creating a film. But the conundrum is that it’s also extremely authorial in the sense that without...

Final Thoughts

Anthony Minghella

Anthony Mingella was the Oscar-winning writer/director of The English Patient, The Talented Mr Ripley, and Cold Mountain. His last feature film was Breaking and Entering. He died unexectedly in March, 2008. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack

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Minghella on Minghella

Faber and Faber, 2005

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...I haven’t watched many movies, but I’ve watched some movies many, many, many times. There are some movies I go back to like food – The Tree of the Wooden Clogs, I Vitelloni, Three Colours: Blue and the Taviani brothers’ movies I watch...

Beginnings

Anthony Minghella

Anthony Mingella was the Oscar-winning writer/director of The English Patient, The Talented Mr Ripley, and Cold Mountain. His last feature film was Breaking and Entering. He died unexectedly in March, 2008. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack

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Minghella on Minghella

Faber and Faber, 2005

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...My clearest memories of the opportunities afforded me by a creative outlet, are connected to a piano that I had in my bedroom as a teenager. I was often a miserable teenager – extremely dislocated from my family. I grew up in a very small...

Finishing

Anthony Minghella

Anthony Mingella was the Oscar-winning writer/director of The English Patient, The Talented Mr Ripley, and Cold Mountain. His last feature film was Breaking and Entering. He died unexectedly in March, 2008. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack

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Minghella on Minghella

Faber and Faber, 2005

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...Structure Architecture, film and writing are all very connected. When you go into a room which hasn’t been decorated it looks like a mess, but actually it’s all done; it only lacks a paintbrush to make...

Showing

Anthony Minghella

Anthony Mingella was the Oscar-winning writer/director of The English Patient, The Talented Mr Ripley, and Cold Mountain. His last feature film was Breaking and Entering. He died unexectedly in March, 2008. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack

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Minghella on Minghella

Faber and Faber, 2005

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...The Business of Film Welcome to Hollywood: Making Mr. Wonderful When I first started writing plays, I wrote plays to direct...

Preparing

Anthony Minghella

Anthony Mingella was the Oscar-winning writer/director of The English Patient, The Talented Mr Ripley, and Cold Mountain. His last feature film was Breaking and Entering. He died unexectedly in March, 2008. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack

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Minghella on Minghella

Faber and Faber, 2005

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...Pre-production is all about communication. Besides the screenplay, you have to begin sharing the images and thoughts you have in your mind about the film with your team.There’s a day when I sit down with Steve Andrews, the first assistant...

Writing

Anthony Minghella

Anthony Mingella was the Oscar-winning writer/director of The English Patient, The Talented Mr Ripley, and Cold Mountain. His last feature film was Breaking and Entering. He died unexectedly in March, 2008. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack

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Minghella on Minghella

Faber and Faber, 2005

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...However long it took me to come to writing as an activity, that is the activity which has most defined me and still most defines me. I love writing. I find it very difficult, but it’s the time when I’m most comfortable with myself, oddly...

Virtuosity Classical

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the "Techniques of the Moving Image" series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtuoso : Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...I have given several examples of moments in which a single actor in character transcends the territory of the drama, rises up, flies off to a contextually relevant virtuosic Neverland, then lands again. A single actor, or a Roman candle...

“The void of another enjoyment”

Frances Restuccia

Frances L. Restuccia is an English Professor at Boston College, where she teaches contemporary literary and cultural theory, the modern novel, the world novel, and film/film theory. She is the author of Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film, and Queer Theory (Stanford UP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Blue Box : Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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...The cinema substitutes for our gaze—a world more in harmony with our desires.This chapter focuses on hysteria. In Chapter 4, through an analysis of Shainberg’s Secretary and Haneke’s The Piano Teacher, perversion will be added to our array...

How to perform a critical race analysis

Alessandra Raengo

Alessandra Raengo teaches in the Moving Image Studies doctoral program at Georgia State University, USA. Her research focuses on blackness in the visual and aesthetic fields. She is the author of On the Sleeve of the Visual: Race as Face Value, and coordinator of liquid blackness, a research project on blackness and aesthetics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Race Theory and Bamboozled

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The purpose of this book has been to conceptualize how concerns addressed within Critical Race Theory can provide tools of formal analysis to be employed in film studies. The book’s narrative has drawn from three bodies of scholarship...