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Virtuosity Classical

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the Techniques of the Moving Image series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtuoso : Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...I have given several examples of moments in which a single actor in character transcends the territory of the drama, rises up, flies off to a contextually relevant virtuosic Neverland, then lands again. A single actor, or a Roman candle...

The Heretic

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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...David Lean said to me, ‘We all have failures. Try not to make a famous failure.’ My sequel to The Exorcist certainly was one. An audience expecting more shocks and gore understandably felt cheated by my offering. Objects were thrown...

Editors Who Became Directors

Ken Dancyger

Ken Dancyger is the author of numerous books on screenwriting, editing, and production. He conducts screenwriting forums and workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia. A past chair of Undergraduate studies in the Department of Film and Television at NYU, he is currently Professor of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Technique of Film and Video Editing : History, Theory, and Practice

Focal Press, 2013

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... Editors Who Became Directors j One of the more interesting career developments in film has been the transi- tion from editors to directors. Two of the most successful, Robert Wise and David Lean, are the subject of this chapter...

No Angels Fly Barefoot

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...‘The war to end all wars’ officially ended on 4 June 1920. The peace treaty of Trianon was signed. Good old naïve USA pulled the hot potato out of the fire, won the war for ClemenceauGeorges Clemenceau (1841–1929), the French premier who...

Changing Courses

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...There is an ancient Hungarian proverb: Man plans, God executes the way He sees fit. He had hidden the plan He had for me. It had been a big surprise landing at Enterprise: this time He had a matching big surprise for me. He landed me...

Dangerous Waters

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...He had the MGM ‘Lion’ by its tail in more ways than one. He had an office on Sunset Boulevard just before it was split in the middle by the bridle-path. Except between October and Christmas, when the seven acres of red poinsettias bloomed...

The Stork’s Egg

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Miki was not a good driver, he was not a bad driver, he was just a driver, although lots of people on the road used to call him a roadblock. Driving me back from Tijuana with my dream in my pocket, when Noah’s Ark would have been a more...

Faking It

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Alex Korda was a film-maker; ‘If you can fake it, fake it,’ was his credo. Oh, he wanted quality all right, but only if the price was right. He learned to quote in his Sam Goldwyn-taintedSamuel Goldwyn (1882–1974) was the great Polish-born...

Lawrence of Arabia (GB, 1962): An Englishman in the Sun

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

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...Production companies: Horizon Pictures/ColumbiaProducer: Sam SpiegelDirector: David LeanSource: T. E. Lawrence (writings: The Seven Pillars of Wisdom)Screenplay: Robert Bolt, Michael WilsonPhotography: Freddie YoungArt Director: John...

Cinema Heroes

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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...Taking a break, looking up from the myopia of my work, I realised that my cinematic heroes, the generation before me, were all gone. I had been lucky enough to meet and get to know them, as well as learn from them – Federico Fellini...