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Editing

Michael Ryan

Dr Sean Michael Ryan is a Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Heythrop College, University of London Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Melissa Lenos

Melissa Lenos is Assistant Professor of English, Donnelly College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Film Analysis : Technique and Meaning in Narrative Film

Continuum, 2012

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...Editing is the art of selection and combination. An editor combines shots and images in ways that illuminate character, suggest ideas, or stage conflicts. The editor also combines scenes into a coherent and unified narrative. S/he maintains...

Shooting: Phase 2 – from Brando to Playboy

Peter Cowie

Peter Cowie began writing about the cinema at Cambridge University in 1960. He has since published more than twenty books, including critical biographies of Bergman, Welles and Coppola. In 1963 he founded the annual International Film Guide, which he edited for forty years. Cowie has also provided commentaries for several DVDs of classic films in the Criterion Collection. He has served on the jury at numerous festivals and is a member of the board of the European Film College. Cowie was International Publishing Director of Variety from 1993 to 2000, and now lives in Switzerland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Apocalypse Now Book

Faber and Faber, 2000

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...Francis sent me a telegram saying, “Come to the Philippines and teach me two or three things about Godard, and I’ll teach you two or three things about big-time film-making!”‘Francis sent me a telegram saying’, author’s phone interview...

The Perils of Post-Production

Peter Cowie

Peter Cowie began writing about the cinema at Cambridge University in 1960. He has since published more than twenty books, including critical biographies of Bergman, Welles and Coppola. In 1963 he founded the annual International Film Guide, which he edited for forty years. Cowie has also provided commentaries for several DVDs of classic films in the Criterion Collection. He has served on the jury at numerous festivals and is a member of the board of the European Film College. Cowie was International Publishing Director of Variety from 1993 to 2000, and now lives in Switzerland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Apocalypse Now Book

Faber and Faber, 2000

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...When I went to the Philippines, and then came back, I had a mission, not unlike Willard.‘When I went to the Philippines’, author’s interview with Beggs, San Francisco, 16 April, 1999. The thing really took on this epic proportion. I guess...

Buried Treasure: The 5 1/2-hour Cut

Peter Cowie

Peter Cowie began writing about the cinema at Cambridge University in 1960. He has since published more than twenty books, including critical biographies of Bergman, Welles and Coppola. In 1963 he founded the annual International Film Guide, which he edited for forty years. Cowie has also provided commentaries for several DVDs of classic films in the Criterion Collection. He has served on the jury at numerous festivals and is a member of the board of the European Film College. Cowie was International Publishing Director of Variety from 1993 to 2000, and now lives in Switzerland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Apocalypse Now Book

Faber and Faber, 2000

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...Why do we stay here? It keeps our family together – we fight for that.Behind every great film lies a so-called ‘rough cut’. The more control a director has, the more difficult it is for him to accept a reductio ad absurdam of his cherished...

Political Criticism

Michael Ryan

Dr Sean Michael Ryan is a Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Heythrop College, University of London Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Melissa Lenos

Melissa Lenos is Assistant Professor of English, Donnelly College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Film Analysis : Technique and Meaning in Narrative Film

Continuum, 2012

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...Politics derives from the Greek word polis or city, and it names the way governance is conducted and power exercised in communities. The most obvious kind of politics is the institutional life of governments. But there is also a more...

Shooting: Phase 3 – Riding the Edge

Peter Cowie

Peter Cowie began writing about the cinema at Cambridge University in 1960. He has since published more than twenty books, including critical biographies of Bergman, Welles and Coppola. In 1963 he founded the annual International Film Guide, which he edited for forty years. Cowie has also provided commentaries for several DVDs of classic films in the Criterion Collection. He has served on the jury at numerous festivals and is a member of the board of the European Film College. Cowie was International Publishing Director of Variety from 1993 to 2000, and now lives in Switzerland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Apocalypse Now Book

Faber and Faber, 2000

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...I had three birthdays on that film. Imagine having 200 days of shooting today. You wouldn’t have any fireworks, you’d have suicides – harakiri!‘I had three birthdays on that film’, author’s interview with Tavoularis, Paris, 4 November...

Shooting: Phase I – from Keitel to Sheen

Peter Cowie

Peter Cowie began writing about the cinema at Cambridge University in 1960. He has since published more than twenty books, including critical biographies of Bergman, Welles and Coppola. In 1963 he founded the annual International Film Guide, which he edited for forty years. Cowie has also provided commentaries for several DVDs of classic films in the Criterion Collection. He has served on the jury at numerous festivals and is a member of the board of the European Film College. Cowie was International Publishing Director of Variety from 1993 to 2000, and now lives in Switzerland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Apocalypse Now Book

Faber and Faber, 2000

Book

...You had to take a DC3 to the nearest strip, and then a 40-minute ride by jeep to the town of Baler. Each day it was another 30 minutes to the location by truck over bad roads -or 3 minutes by helicopter.Vittorio Storaro (at right...

Acting is Doing

Projections 3 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...Sydney Pollack trained as an actor and taught acting before he became a director. I first became interested in his work when I saw The Slender Thread. The acting had a special intensity. We were both working at MGM in the late sixties. I...

Out of Asia

Peter Cowie

Peter Cowie began writing about the cinema at Cambridge University in 1960. He has since published more than twenty books, including critical biographies of Bergman, Welles and Coppola. In 1963 he founded the annual International Film Guide, which he edited for forty years. Cowie has also provided commentaries for several DVDs of classic films in the Criterion Collection. He has served on the jury at numerous festivals and is a member of the board of the European Film College. Cowie was International Publishing Director of Variety from 1993 to 2000, and now lives in Switzerland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Apocalypse Now Book

Faber and Faber, 2000

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...I feel like a hitchhiker caught in a hailstorm on a Texas highway.‘I feel like a hitchhiker caught in a hailstorm’, from Vietnam, A History, by Stanley Karnow, New York, Viking Press, 1983. I can’t run. I can’t hide. And I can’t make...

The Exotic as Spectacle

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow (honorary) at Goldsmith's College, University of London. His research interests focus on issues of representation and how they relate to the anthropological relation. He has published widely, having edited a collection of writings of Georges Bataille on surrealism (The Absence of Myth, Verso, 1991) and surrealism and the Caribbean (Refusal of the Shadow, Verso 1996), as well as writing the single authored books George Bataille (Routledge, 1994), The Experience of Culture (Sage, 2001) and Surrealism and Cinema (Berg, 2006). From 2004-7, he was Visiting Professor in Cultural Studies at Waseda University, Tokyo. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Otherness in Hollywood Cinema

Continuum, 2010

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...If American Indians or Chinese were part of a living discourse, to the extent that the popular cinema audience knew, or thought they knew, something about them, there emerged from the 1920s an attraction towards what was almost completely...