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Ryan Gilbey

Ryan Gilbey is a freelance film journalist and writes for a variety of publications, including Sight & Sound, the Guardian, Observer and the Sunday Times. He is the former film critic for the Independent. It Don’t Worry Me is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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It Don’t Worry Me : Nashville, Jaws, Star Wars and beyond

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...Making The Conversation (1974): Gene Hackman confers with Francis Ford Coppola. The Conversation: Gene Hackman as Harry Caul. In the films of Francis Ford Coppola, size matters. This robust...

New Hollywood, new histories

Jonathan Stubbs

Jonathan Stubbs is Professor in the Communication Faculty at Cyprus International University, Cyprus. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Historical Film : A Critical Introduction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...The post-epic era Before the 1970s the most successful films produced by the Hollywood studios could be identified with the historical film genre, among them The Birth of a Nation (1915), The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), Gone...

Towards the Modern Blockbuster

James Russell

James Russell is Principal Lecturer in Film Studies at De Montfort University, UK. His last book was The Historical Epic and Contemporary Hollywood (Bloomsbury, 2007). His short writing has appeared in Cinema Journal, the Journal of American Studies, the Guardian and numerous edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jim Whalley

Jim Whalley is an independent scholar based in the UK. He writes on American cinema history, and is the author of Saturday Night Live, Hollywood Comedy and American Culture (2010). His short writing has also appeared in The New Review of Film and Television Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood and the Baby Boom : A Social History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...At the end of 1970, Paramount released Love Story, a low-budget college-set romance that became the biggest hit of the year. With domestic rentals of $48.7 million it not only made more than Airport ($45.2 million) and MASH ($36.7 million),...

Coppola’s The Conversation (1974) and Walter Murch’s Sound Worlds

The Hollywood Renaissance : Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974) was a late entry in the Hollywood Renaissance love affair with the European art film. Francis Ford Coppola wrote the original screenplay for the movie in 1967, under the deep influence...

How Did God Go About His Work? 1971–1972

Stefan Kanfer

Stefan Kanfer is the author of Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art ofLucille Ball and Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando. He was a writer and editor for Time magazine for more than twenty years. He lives in New York and on Cape Cod. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Somebody : The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando

Faber & Faber, 2008

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...1 Marlon needed The Godfather as much as The Godfather needed him. Perhaps a bit more. The list of recent and not-so-recent failures was long and painful to contemplate. The Fugitive Kind: one of Tennessee’s mistakes, and unprofitable...

Art Direction: Wajda to Spielberg

Projections 3 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...When I think about my work in film, I realize increasingly how much my life has been influenced by the fact that I belong to the second generation of filmmakers. My father Ludwik was a scriptwriter in the 1930s. He was the only professional...

In Front of the Cracked Mirror

Projections 3 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...... And now what?Almost two years have passed since I finished Shatters (Krhotine), my first full-length feature film. With it, I succeeded in experiencing any young director's dream: the joy of creative work, the sweet smell of national...

The Struggles of a Screenwriter

Projections 3 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...Michael Tolkin (photo by Scott C. Schulman)In 1977 I interviewed Robert Towne for the Village Voice. I was twenty-seven, and tired of journalism, and tired of the East, where I'd lived since graduating from high school in Los Angeles ten...

'I wake up, screaming'

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

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Projections 3 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...(with apologies to Bertrand Tavernier) Prologue The dreams came first. The dark man, his face hidden, his hat pulled low, his coat garnered around him, standing alone in the wasteland, staring towards the lights of the town, a storm...

In Disgrace with Fortune 1924–1942

Stefan Kanfer

Stefan Kanfer is the author of Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art ofLucille Ball and Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando. He was a writer and editor for Time magazine for more than twenty years. He lives in New York and on Cape Cod. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Somebody : The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando

Faber & Faber, 2008

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...1 It was typical of Marlon to enter the world upside down. The breech birth took place shortly after 11 p.m., April 3, 1924, in the Omaha Maternity Hospital. His earliest home was right out of the imaginings of Hollywood at a time when...