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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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Faber & Faber Ltd, 2020

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...The title of this book promises conclusions, yet I have offered few so far. Confusions might have been a better title, or even Confessions. Well, here are a few that might help if you are thinking of making movies.– It is vital to make...

A Love Story

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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...Wives gone, children grown, he lived alone, finding consolation in solitude, seeking peace of mind. They met by chance. He remembered her as a child. Their families had been neighbours.Between them they pieced together a shared past –...

Cameramen

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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Faber & Faber Ltd, 2020

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...The unsung heroes of movie-making are the cameramen. They come from different backgrounds and nationalities but share the language of light.Vilmos Zsigmond, the cameraman on Deliverance, was a film student in Budapest in 1956, when Russian...

Missing Sandy Dennis

The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

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...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

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...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

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...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

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...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...

Shaman

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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Faber & Faber Ltd, 2020

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...Intellectually, I can accept that death is oblivion, yet it is impossible to grasp the concept of oblivion and to imagine the world without me in it, even though it managed to get along without me for a few millennia. As it was said, why do...

Animation and Dynamation

The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

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...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

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...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...