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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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Conclusions

Faber & Faber Ltd, 2020

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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 –...

Family

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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Conclusions

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...Women All my life I have lived among women. In the Second World War my father was away in the army and my mother was the head of the household. I had four aunts, but no uncles; two sisters and no brothers; I have had five daughters...

La Fleur du mal (2003): Keeping it in the Family

Jacob Leigh

Dr. Jacob Leigh is Lecturer in the department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Late Films of Claude Chabrol : Genre, Visual Expressionism and Narrational Ambiguity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Incest, inheritance, politics and terroir: these are the leading subjects of La Fleur du mal. The film’s narrative structure is founded on a principle of repetition; it opens with Pierre Charpin’s corpse and it ends with Gérard’s (Bernard...

Family Issues: Oedipal Confrontations in 2 or 3 Things I Know about Him and The Flat

Brad Prager

Brad Prager is Associate Professor of German and a member of the Program in Film Studies at the University of Missouri. He is the author of The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (2007) and Aesthetic Vision and German Romanticism: Writing Images (2007). He is also the coeditor of a volume on Visual Studies and the Holocaust entitled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008), as well as of a recent volume on contemporary German cinema, and is the editor of Wiley-Blackwell’s Companion to Werner Herzog(2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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After the Fact : The Holocaust in 21st Century Documentary Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Although Claude Lanzmann can hardly be said to have invented the investigative documentary interview, and impactful interviews had already appeared earlier, in films by Jean Rouch and Marcel Ophüls, among others, Shoah is remarkable...

Woman’s Place: The Absent Family of Film Noir

Women in Film Noir

British Film Institute, 1978

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...The world view generated within the film noir entitles this group of films to be considered as a distinct and separate entity within the history of American film.The film noir period can be taken to coincide approximately...

Amateur Film, Automobility and the Cinematic Aesthetics of Leisure

Amateur Filmmaking : The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Dr. Gail Jackson tied the luggage to the roof of their Hudson and took his wife, Mabel, and their sons Phil and Fred, west on a holiday in the summer of 1947. He also packed his oval-shaped Keystone K-8 8mm movie camera with a key for its...

The Break-Up

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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Conclusions

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...While I was making In My Country, Isabella stayed at home in Ireland with the children. In an attempt to revive our marriage, we had had another child, Lili Mae, an exquisite, magical creature who bound us back together, but this was only...

A Diary for Timothy

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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...Humphrey Jennings is routinely considered one of the greatest British documentary film-makers, though his reputation rests on a very few films, little more than four hours in combined running time (out of a total output, as director...

Hybrid Histories: Historicizing the Home Movie Dispositif

Materializing Memories : Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...In media historiography, there have generally been two approaches to historicize past media technologies and their practices. Whereas media historians generally focus on historical changes by maintaining a diachronic perspective on how...

Drowning

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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Conclusions

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...I was twelve when I fell into the Thames above the lock at Shepperton, the result, perhaps, of a moment’s dizziness from a surfeit of apples. The four sluice gates were open, and I was sucked down. I struggled for the surface...