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Animation and Dynamation

The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

Book chapter

...Ray Harryhausen with two of his creations. Introduction Ray Harryhausen is undoubtedly the greatest artist in stop-motion animation alive today. In a career that spans over forty years of cinema, his name has become a by-word...

A Lot Can Happen in a Second

The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

Book chapter

...Introduction In 1989 a young animator called Nick Park completed his first two short films: Creature Comforts and A Grand Day Out. In an unprecedented situation, both were nominated for BAFTA and Oscar awards, A Grand Day Out winning...

On Writing

The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

Book chapter

...robert towne: As we go through Chinatown I’m hoping that I myself can find out something because I think that ideally every effort either to write a movie or deal with a movie is in some sense an act of discovery. Even when you think you...

Missing Sandy Dennis

The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

Book chapter

...There are always moments, sometimes entire scenes and characters, that are cut out of a movie. For anyone who takes an active interest in the story they are helping to tell, whatever their capacity in a production, there is bound...

Jodie Foster talks to Mike Figgis

The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

Book chapter

...New York, New York: De Niro and Liza Minnelli.How would you describe what you do?God, I never know how to describe it. I don’t think I do a different job as a director than I do as an actress, or as a producer. For me it’s all about...

Jeanette Helen

The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

Book chapter

...Hello, Jeannette Helen.Jeannette Helen Morrison, yes.How long have I called you Jeannette Helen?Since you were old enough to know what my real name was.Why do you think I call you Jeannette Helen?I don’t know. Instead of calling me Mom...

Making Tarnation

The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

Book chapter

...The feature debut of Jonathan Caouette, Tarnation is a raw, extremely personal and sensual display of self-destruction and rebirth that announces the arrival of an exceptional new cinematic visionary. Interweaving a psychedelic whirlwind...

Clint Eastwood on Directed By . . .

The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

Book chapter

...You want me to talk about the directors I’ve worked with? Let’s start with those I didn’t get the chance to be directed by. Howard Hawks, for example, the first director I ever met! It was a brief meeting. I was helping him round up his...

Don’t Try for Me, Argentina

The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

Book chapter

...Edited and introduced by Tony Raynes Photographs by Christopher Doyle Wong Kar-Wai entered the Hong Kong film industry as a scriptwriter, but stopped pre-scripting his own films when he embarked on the second, Days of Being Wild. Since...

Paul Thomas Anderson talks to Mike Figgis

The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

Book chapter

...I thought your film was fantastic.Thank you.One of the best films I’ve seen in a long time, just the whole way you made it. So, is it something you’d been with for a long time?Long, long time. When I was seventeen I wrote a short film...