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The End and the Ending of Life

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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...As I approach the end of my life, I contemplate choosing the moment to end it. Suicide by the young is abhorrent, but old people should be allowed to choose the time of their demise. No one should have to endure years of mental and physical...

Dying Friends

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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...Jeremy Williams The year 2016 arrived, one I never imagined reaching, my eighty-third. Over the Christmas holiday, two friends died: the brave cameraman of Deliverance, Vilmos Zsigmond, and Jeremy Williams, the architect. Jeremy went out...

Friends

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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...There are friends with whom you can pick up where you left off, however long the lapse; there are those you never call but are glad to bump into; then there is the one you shadow all your life. Robert Chartoff Bob produced three of my...

The Reconciliation of Femininity and Feminism

Melanie Kennedy

Melanie Kennedy is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. Her research examines media representations of gendered, age-defined, classed, raced identities (in particular tweens, young female celebrities, and teenage mothers), and the popular culture that addresses these subjects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweenhood : Femininity and Celebrity in Tween Popular Culture

I.B.Tauris, 2019

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...The 2000s saw the release of a number of tween films centred on same sex friendship between girls, seemingly offering viewers a variety of representations of femininity. This is epitomized by Bratz (2007): a film that opens with a montage...

Where is My Friend’s House? (Khaneh-je doost kojast?)

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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...Of the current film-makers working in Iran today, Kiarostami is considered the most direct heir to the cinema of Shahid Saless. Simple narratives, poetic meditations on life’s daily struggles, the use of nonprofessional actors...

Back to the Future

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Science Fiction Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2013

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...DIRECTOR Robert ZemeckisPRODUCER Neil Canton, Bob GaleSCREENPLAY Robert Zemeckis, Bob GaleDIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Dean CundeyEDITOR Harry Keramidas, Arthur SchmidtMUSIC Alan SilvestriPRODUCTION DESIGN Lawrence G. PaullMAIN CAST Michael J...

Secondary characters

Kira-Anne Pelican

Kira-Anne Pelican, PhD, is a writer, speaker and script consultant with 25 years of experience working in the British, American and Chinese film and television industries. She began her career assisting director Stanley Kubrick, took posts in visual effects production on The Matrix films, before working as a screenwriter, academic and script consultant. Her original screenplays have been optioned by the BBC, ITV and other independent producers and she has lectured on character development across the world. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Science of Writing Characters : Using Psychology to Create Compelling Fictional Characters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Stories are rarely told about a single character acting in isolation. They are about situations and relationships. Secondary characters drive stories forwards, provide alternative perspectives on the central theme, and create obstacles...

Return of the Secaucus Seven

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 American Independent Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Having penned a number of short stories and two ambitious novels while working as an actor in summer stock, Sayles carved out a name for himself as an intelligent, literate writer of superior, humanist exploitation pictures produced...

Fabulous Thinking, Chimeric Voice: Kathy High’s Lily Does Derrida: A Dog’s Video (2010)

Vocal Projections : Voices in Documentary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In memory of Pancho (2001–13) ‘I am … was a dog’, the eponymous Lily from Kathy High’s Lily Does Derrida: A Dog’s Video (2010) corrects herself. She does this in the same way any human speaker, if self-reflexive enough, would be able...

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

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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...Promoted as teen-movie guru John Hughes’ first adult comedy, no doubt on the strength of a number of profanity-laden sequences, Planes, Trains and Automobiles is an enjoyable addition to the mismatched travelling companions road-movie...