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The Long Island ‘Trilogy’

Sebastian Manley

Sebastian Manley completed a PhD in film studies at the University of East Anglia, UK, in 2011. He has written on subjects including Hal Hartley, independent cinema, early British film and Jan Svankmajer, and maintains a blog on animals in film called The Cinematic Animal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of Hal Hartley

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Between the years of 1989 and 1992, Hal Hartley made three striking feature films that cemented his reputation as a singular director and as a figure of influence in the independent cinema scene of the late 1980s and 1990s. These films...

Losing Touch In memoriam George Cukor, died 24 January 1983

Projections 1 : A Forum for Film-makers

Faber and Faber Limited, 1992

Book chapter

Bright Dreams, Hard Knocks: A Journal for 1991

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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Projections 1 : A Forum for Film-makers

Faber and Faber Limited, 1992

Book chapter

...1 January This journal is meant to record my observations about film in the coming year. Had I written it in 1990, it would have been something of a horror story. In February 1990, my film Where the Heart Is opened disastrously...

The Burning Question: Absolute Freedom?

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

Walter Donohue

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Projections 1 : A Forum for Film-makers

Faber and Faber Limited, 1992

Book chapter

...It is often said that film is the art of the possible. Budget limitations, our concern for the audience, for the financiers, and for the critics shape and define the movies we make.But suppose the situation was otherwise. Suppose...

Demme on Demme

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

Walter Donohue

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Projections 1 : A Forum for Film-makers

Faber and Faber Limited, 1992

Book chapter

...The following piece has been compiled from two interviews which David Thompson had with Jonathan Demme. The first was done for BBC television in November 1989. The second was done in London at the National Film Theatre in 1989. The section...

Surviving Desire

Projections 1 : A Forum for Film-makers

Faber and Faber Limited, 1992

Book chapter

My Director and I

Projections 1 : A Forum for Film-makers

Faber and Faber Limited, 1992

Book chapter

...Introduction Graham Fuller Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho - the title taken from a B-52 song and the story, in part, from Henry IV, Parts I and II - stars River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves as street prostitutes in Portland, Oregon: one...

The Early Life of a Screenwriter

Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Emeric Pressburger

Emeric Pressburger

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Projections 1 : A Forum for Film-makers

Faber and Faber Limited, 1992

Book chapter

...Introduction Kevin Macdonald When he was in his late seventies and early eighties I used to visit my grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, two or three times a year at his ancient, oak-beamed, thatched cottage in Suffolk. His short, grey-haired...

Knowing Is Not Enough

Projections 1 : A Forum for Film-makers

Faber and Faber Limited, 1992

Book chapter

...I made three short films in 1991: Theory of Achievement, Ambition and Surviving Desire. Of the three, Surviving Desire was something of a workshop project.I wanted to try some new things. I wanted to make a 'featurette' which didn't...

Film Fiction: More Factual than Facts

Projections 1 : A Forum for Film-makers

Faber and Faber Limited, 1992

Book chapter

...I'm no debunker. I love myths and legends that began in the Old Testament, hurdled Greek and Roman mythology and still keep us in wonderland with fairy tales. Then came the movies and opened up the gates for the animated cartoon - making...