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Anthony Minghella

Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab writes regularly on film for The Independent. He is also a senior correspondent at Screen International. His books include Dennis Davidson: A Life in Cinema (2020), Stairways to Heaven: Rebuilding the British Film Industry (I.B. Tauris, 2018), Ingmar Bergman: The Life and Films of the Last Great European Director (I.B. Tauris 2009), Delivering Dreams: A Century of British Film Distribution (I.B. Tauris 2015), The Making of Taxi Driver, Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema (I.B. Tauris 2000), Screen Epiphanies (BFI Publishing 2009) and J. Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry (1993). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The British Film Industry in 25 Careers : The Mavericks, Visionaries and Outsiders Who Shaped British Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021


...When Anthony Minghella (1954–2008) was growing up on the Isle of Wight, he used to stand on the beach with his friends and gaze in yearning at the horizon. The island was less than ninety miles from London and only four miles from...

New Heritage Cinema – Red Buses in the Rain

John Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald teaches media and film in Leicester. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying British Cinema: 1999-2009

Auteur, 2010


...Introduction The term heritage film has many connotations and this chapter hopes to position a new type of heritage film that, rather than having an emphasis on the historical, will instead invoke a new type of Britishness, or in this case,...

Editing, Authorship and Collaboration

British Film Editors : “The Heart of the Movie”

British Film Institute, 2014


...Problems of Recognition 1 Our work is by and large unnoticed and consequently misunderstood. Tariq Anwar, editor, The Madness of King George (Nicholas Hytner, 1994), American Beauty Film editing, considered by director and editor Stuart...

Independents: ‘To the Rear of the Back End’

Tino Balio

Tino Balio is Emeritus Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.The 2001 recipient of the inaugural Academy Film Scholar Grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Balio has written widely on the historical development of Hollywoodand the American film industry. He is the author of a two-volume history of United Artists, Grand Design: Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise, 1930–1939 (1996), and The Foreign Film Renaissance on American Screens, 1946–1973 (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood in the New Millennium

British Film Institute, 2013


...The independent film market is headquartered in New York City and is run by numerous small distributors who typically acquire their pictures as pickups at film festivals. The term ‘independent’ has meant different things at different times...