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Leo & Eileen

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

Book chapter

...Courtesy of Sean PennLeo was attached to the 458th Bomb Group, 755th squadron, and assigned to Horsham St Faiths, Norfolk, on April 12th 1944. He would receive the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service.Courtesy of Sean PennFall Guy...

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...

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...

Meeting in Dublin: The Quiet Man, 1950

Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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...'I'm a quiet, gentle person.'It is futile to attempt to envisage beforehand what places, people will be like. Inevitably, though, images form in the mind. They certainly had plenty of time to form in mine, for by the time I actually got...

1960–1978

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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...Bob and I share a birthday. His mother and my own shared the belief that August 17 is the birthday of gods …Cesar Chavez (1927–93) was the founder of the United Farm Workers Union.In 1961 and 1962, Leo made a number of guest appearances...

1978–1981

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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...The working, the working, just the working life …Like Lee Strasberg, Peggy Feury was a gifted actor who didn’t cast easily and found her métier in teaching. She studied with Sanford Meisner and was a charter member of the Actors Studio...

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...

1983–1985

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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...All the fame one should look for in life is to have lived it quietly …Twenty-three-year-old Steve Kloves had made his first successful studio pitch for Racing with the Moon, a story somewhat akin to one of his favourite movies, Summer...

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

Book chapter

...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....

1987–1989

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 remember driving Sean somewhere in my car, and saying to him, ‘I’m really sorry you had to go to jail.’ And he said – one of my favourite Penn-isms, as I call them – ‘A lot worse things have happened to a lot better people …’Penn joined...