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The Celluloid Canon

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

Book chapter

...Defining the Canon Film in Britain lies outside the remit of the Arts Councils, which sums up its anomalous position among the arts. Should this shadowy treasure be called an art at all? Janet Staiger in her seminal paper sees...

Introduction

Roy Stafford

Roy Stafford is a freelance lecturer and writer based in West Yorkshire, working in film education with independent cinemas. He is co-author, with Gill Branston, of The Media Student's Book (Routledge, 4th edition 2006) and has produced a wide range of film materials for teachers and students. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Understanding Audiences and the Film Industry

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...‘Everybody loves the movies’: it is an easy assumption to make, but in the century since the first film programmes were presented to a paying public, its veracity has been demonstrated all over the world. Film as a medium...

Conclusion: Latin American Film Industries

Tamara L. Falicov

Tamara L. Falicov is Associate Dean for Research in the Arts and the Humanities, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas, USA, as well as affiliated with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She is the author of The Cinematic Tango: Contemporary Argentine Film (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Latin American Film Industries

British Film Institute, 2019

Book chapter

...Summary and Prospect Chapter 1 of this volume traced the history of Latin American film industries, beginning with the studio era in 1930s Brazil, Mexico and Argentina, where a private model of film production prevailed and the dominant...

Introduction: Bulletins from the War Zone

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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Projections 6 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1996

Book chapter

...I am preparing a movie at present that includes a number of fantasy creatures, which has drawn me into the realm of digital effects and animatronics. Jim Acheson is designing it, and together we journeyed to Los Angeles to visit the magical...

Joel and Ethan Coen

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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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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Projections 6 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1996

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...Subject: Writing, directing and producing The Hudsucker ProxyInterviewer: Mark CousinsThe aim of this session is to get under the skin of The Hudsucker Proxy. We have three or four clips here that we'll roll through and Ethan and I...

Terence Davies

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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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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Projections 6 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1996

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...Directing The Neon BibleMark CousinsThe film is based on a book called The Neon Bible by John Kennedy Toole who is famous for The Confederacy of Dunces. This book was actually found by Elizabeth Karlsen who produced the film and, very...

To and from Fiction

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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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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Projections 6 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1996

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...Shohei Imamura's reputation in Japan has long been secure: he is acknowledged as one of the most important directors of the post-war period. In the West, however, few of his films were distributed until The Ballad of Narayama (Narayama...

An Interest in Photography

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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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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Projections 6 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1996

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...Freddie Young's career began almost eighty years ago in the seemingly primitive era of silent movies. By the time sound was introduced he was a cameraman of considerable experience, and by 1937 he had already used colour for the first time...

Steve Martin & Gillies MacKinnon

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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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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Projections 6 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1996

Book chapter

...Acting, writing and directing Simple Twist of FateGinnie AtkinsonPerhaps you could tell us why you wanted to do the film and wanted to write it yourself, because it's based on the book Silas Mamer.Do we have to? I'd rather start...

Being Different: Almodóvar and the Academia

Nuria Triana-Toribio

Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kent, UK. Her research interests include Spanish film and film cultures, cultural studies, and popular cinema and culture. She is the author of Spanish National Cinema (2003), co-author of The Cinema of Álex de la Iglesia (2007) and co-editor of the Spanish and Latin Filmmakers series for Manchester University Press. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spanish Film Cultures : The Making and Unmaking of Spanish Cinema

British Film Institute, 2016

Book chapter

...It is cool to do things on your own, it is fun to be ignored and insulted by those around you. It is life affirming to ‘get’ and embrace matters that most others don’t.That Kugelberg’s words appear at the start of this chapter may surprise...