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Tracking down Maggie

Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell is Senior Curator (Non-Fiction), BFI National Archive, UK. He is the author of 100 British Documentaries (2007) and co-editor of The Lost World of Mitchell and Kenyon (BFI 2004) and Shadows of Progress: Documentary Film in Post-War Britain (2010) and has been a regular contributor to BFI Screenonline. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 British Documentaries : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...It is slightly unfair to represent Nick Broomfield, an undeniably important director, by one of his weaker films. But Tracking down Maggie well illustrates the strengths and weaknesses of Broomfield’s mature style, as emerging in his films...

Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Nick Broomfield has made several of the most distinctive and enjoyable documentaries of the last quarter of a century, and his development as a film-maker mirrors some of the wider aesthetic and political trends in the genre. Earlier films...

Sherman’s March

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Road Movies : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Beginning his career in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was a studio cameraman for local evening news, housewife-helper shows and ‘gospel hour’ programmes broadcast by the local television station, Ross McElwee graduated...

Xue Jianqiang as Reckless Documentarian

Keith B. Wagner

Keith B. Wagner is an Assistant Professor of Film Studies and Social Theory in the Graduate School of Film and Digital Media at Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea. Before moving to Asia, he completed his M.Phil degree at the University of Cambridge and his PhD at King’s College London. He is the co-editor of Neoliberalism and Global Cinema: Capital, Culture and Marxist Critique (2011) and is completing a manuscript based on his dissertation entitled Living with Uncertainty: Precarious Labor in Global Cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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China’s iGeneration : Cinema and Moving Image Culture for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Standing in front of Wu Wenguang’s Beijing studio in 2010, young documentarian Xue Jianqiang is found violently knocking at his predecessor’s door. Armed with his DV camera in his film, I Beat Tiger When I Was Young/Wo nianqing shi ye da...

Music and Murder

Nick Broomfield : Documenting Icons

Faber & Faber Limited, 2018

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...Beginning as a documentary about the music of Kurt Cobain, his contemporaries and the environment that informed them, Kurt and Courtney took a different turn when Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, refused to license Broomfield any of Cobain...

Welcome to Britain – Economic Migrants and Asylum Seekers in British Film

John Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald teaches media and film in Leicester. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying British Cinema: 1999-2009

Auteur, 2010

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...Introduction Historically Britain has always been a country that has welcomed economic migrants. With its strong links to the Commonwealth and with Europe, there has been a recognisably fluid migratory pattern into this country since...

Rough Justice

Nick Broomfield : Documenting Icons

Faber & Faber Limited, 2018

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...Broomfield’s initial film on what the American media frenziedly dubbed its first female serial killer revolves around three central characters: prostitute Aileen Wuornos, whom Broomfield interviews in prison whilst charged with the murder...

1990s and the New Millennium

Amy Sargeant

Douglas Gomery is Resident Scholar at the Library of American Broadcasting and Film at the University of Maryland, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Cinema : A Critical History

British Film Institute, 2005

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...A king as dictator: Ian McKellen in Richard III (Richard Loncraine, 1995)Julian Barnes’ 1998 novel, England, England, describes a fictitious project to build a theme park simulacrum of the realm on the Isle of Wight. Market research...