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Chekhov's Children – in their Own Words

Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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...Prologue In the spring of 1994, I put aside a script I'd been working on for the longest time and proceeded to infiltrate the closed set of Louis Malle's Vanya on 42nd Street. I had heard that Malle and his old My Dinner with André...

1992–1994

Richard T. Kelly

Richard T. Kelly was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1970, and grew up in Northern Ireland. He has worked as a theatre director, a journalist, a documentary-maker, a film festival programmer, and an editor of books. Sean Penn is the third book he has written, following the oral biography Alan Clarke (1998) and the interview collection The Name of This Book is Dogme 95 (2000). His first novel, Crusaders, was published in 2008. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sean Penn : His Life and Times

Faber & Faber, 2004

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...I’ll have to use a strange term here … ‘good’. I don’t know where it comes from, but I feel that there’s an ultimate strain of goodness born in each of us. I don’t believe in God, but I believe in this ‘goodness’ like a tube running through...

1994–1996

Richard T. Kelly

Richard T. Kelly was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1970, and grew up in Northern Ireland. He has worked as a theatre director, a journalist, a documentary-maker, a film festival programmer, and an editor of books. Sean Penn is the third book he has written, following the oral biography Alan Clarke (1998) and the interview collection The Name of This Book is Dogme 95 (2000). His first novel, Crusaders, was published in 2008. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sean Penn : His Life and Times

Faber & Faber, 2004

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...I’ve learned in the last couple years about forgiving myself, but you might as well be speaking Greek if you tell me you have no regrets. I have very serious regrets. I’ve got regrets that don’t have statutes of limitations on them …In...

An American in Paradise

John Boorman

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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 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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...Introduction Just as the following interview was going to press, I attended a screening of Luc Besson's first American feature, The Professional (1994), starring Jean Reno as a French hitman in New York and Natalie Portman as the orphaned...

The Burning Question

John Boorman

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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 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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...Scott Fitzgerald said, 'Movies have taken away our dreams. Of all betrayals, that is the worst.' In this year, when we celebrate 100 years of cinema, what is the greatest gift or the worst legacy of the movies? Arthur Penn When you...

Raising the Dead

John Boorman

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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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David Thomson

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Walter Donohue

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Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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...Introduction Kenneth Lauren Burns was born in Brooklyn in 1953, and educated at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. He lives now in the small, idyllic town of Walpole, New Hampshire, which becomes a thriving base for post-production as his...

The Tango Lesson

Sally Potter

Sally Potter is the award-winning writer/director of The Goldiggers, Orlando, The Tango Lesson, The Man Who Cried, Yes, Rage, and Ginger and Rosa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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...After a few days and nights in Buenos Aires, I realize that as a city it reminds me of Paris mixed with New York, Moscow-style.It has some of the architectural beauty of Paris without any of its chic vanity: it has the cultural energy...

Letters Home 1937-1939

Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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...Introduction Sidney Howard was first and foremost a playwright. At the age of thirty-four, he won the Pulitzer Prize for They Knew What They Wanted (which would be filmed several times). He also wrote Half Gods, The silver Cord and The Late...

1981–1983

Richard T. Kelly

Richard T. Kelly was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1970, and grew up in Northern Ireland. He has worked as a theatre director, a journalist, a documentary-maker, a film festival programmer, and an editor of books. Sean Penn is the third book he has written, following the oral biography Alan Clarke (1998) and the interview collection The Name of This Book is Dogme 95 (2000). His first novel, Crusaders, was published in 2008. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sean Penn : His Life and Times

Faber & Faber, 2004

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...Ninety-eight per cent of creation is accident. One per cent is intellect, and one per cent is logic. And it’s about making the accident work for you, right? There’s a way to create the accident; and it comes down to playing on a level...

1985–1987

Richard T. Kelly

Richard T. Kelly was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1970, and grew up in Northern Ireland. He has worked as a theatre director, a journalist, a documentary-maker, a film festival programmer, and an editor of books. Sean Penn is the third book he has written, following the oral biography Alan Clarke (1998) and the interview collection The Name of This Book is Dogme 95 (2000). His first novel, Crusaders, was published in 2008. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sean Penn : His Life and Times

Faber & Faber, 2004

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...My understanding of the direction that Madonna was choosing was a misunderstanding. And the degree to which she would be choosing, and chosen for, such an intense spotlight was not something I had seen on the cards. So that was a surprise...