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Sunny Hawkins

Sunny Hawkins is the Director of Peer Tutoring and Writing Across the Curriculum at Butler University in Indianapolis, USA, where she teaches seminars on Gender and Horror Film. She holds a PhD in English from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and has served as an Associate Professor of English at the University of Southern Indiana and Texas A&M University-Kingsville, USA. Her work on horror film has appeared in the interdisciplinary journal Reconstruction. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deleuze and the Gynesis of Horror : From Monstrous Births to the Birth of the Monster

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The emphasis of the films in this chapter is not on birth or the mother per se but on creation, the engineering, through various non- or extra-maternal means, of “perfected” forms of life. In The Island of Dr. Moreau, the titular Moreau...

Pygmalion and Virtual Selves

Aleks Wansbrough

Aleks Wansbrough is Lecturer at Sydney College of the Arts at University of Sydney in Australia. He has written popular and academic articles concerning the tragic in relation to film and philosophy. He is also the editorial manager of the Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Capitalism and the Enchanted Screen : Myths and Allegories in the Digital Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Neta Alexander, “From ‘Her’ to ‘Black Mirror’,” Haaretz (January 17, 2014). https://www.haaretz.com/.premium-pygmalion-in-a-21st-century-guise-1.5312631“There is nothing new about our attraction to stories about love between people...

Money into Light

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 & 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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Money into Light : The Emerald Forest: A Diary

Faber & Faber Limited, 1985

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...1 June 1982 En Route: London-Los Angeles This is the commuter route of British film-makers: London-LA. We go there cap in hand, scripts in briefcase, hearts on sleeve. My first time there was in 1965. I had made my first feature film...

1933: Semi-Detached Lives

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 & 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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Adventures of a Suburban Boy

Faber and Faber Limited, 2003

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...I was born in a snowstorm, according to my mother. My father set out on foot to fetch the midwife and by the time they struggled back through the blizzard, my head had already ventured into the world.In the morning, my father left for work...

1948: A Turbulent Priest

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 & 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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Adventures of a Suburban Boy

Faber and Faber Limited, 2003

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...In the fourth form, the thrashings abated. However, I was accused of fighting in the street whilst wearing the school uniform – a cardinal sin. My accuser mistook me for someone else. I was caned in front of the whole school, and to my...

1952: The Blonde and the Dark Lady

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 & 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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Adventures of a Suburban Boy

Faber and Faber Limited, 2003

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...On the train back, Tim’s riddle spun in my brain like a bad tune that won’t go away. Tim’s last prank: he still had a hold over me. ‘It’s never really exhausted.’ As the train approached Malvern those improbable hills leapt out...

1955: Making News

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 & 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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Adventures of a Suburban Boy

Faber and Faber Limited, 2003

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...I trawled film and television for a job, anything, a way in. Commercial television was starting up, and there were openings. I landed a low-key post at Independent Television News, checking the news film that came in and preparing...

1978: Excalibur

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 & 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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Adventures of a Suburban Boy

Faber and Faber Limited, 2003

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...Like so many others at the time, I had read Carl Jung’s Memories, Dreams, Reflections and had been moved and excited by it. I was soon steeped in his other works, and was particularly taken with his theory of archetypes. He often alludes...

Back to Cannes

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 & 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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Adventures of a Suburban Boy

Faber and Faber Limited, 2003

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...We took The Emerald Forest to the Cannes Film Festival where it was the closing film, out of competition. After Leo the Last and Excalibur, this was my third picture at the Festival. In other years I had taken part in seminars, hunted...

David Lean

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 & 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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Adventures of a Suburban Boy

Faber and Faber Limited, 2003

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...Woes seldom come singly, and shortly after Bill’s funeral, I saw a report in the paper that David Lean had been taken seriously ill, a month before he was due to start shooting Nostromo. I called and a very careful man answered, took my...