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Time Again: The David Bowie Chronotope

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University and editor of Cinema Journal. He is the author of several books on popular culture, including Batman Unmasked and Hunting the Dark Knight. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...‘One day,’ David Bowie promised in 1984, in his song ‘Blue Jean’, ‘I’m gonna write a poem in a letter.’ In 1997, he effectively kept that promise, releasing ‘Battle For Britain (The Letter)’, which explicitly offers the song and its lyric...

Love Scenes

Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roeg has a career in film that has stretched across 50 years. he began as a cameramn working with directors of the calibre of Francois Truffaut and David Lean. Turning to directing, he has produced works of profound originality such as Perormance, Walkabout, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing, Eureka, and, most recently, Puffball. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The World is Ever Changing

Faber & Faber, 2013

Book chapter

...My thoughts about . . . bits and pieces for a sex scene (drawn by me, aged seventeen)Sex and death are the only things that can interest a serious mind.Desire. I ponder that a lot. Love and desire don’t necessarily go together. It’s very...

Aspects of British Editing from the 1950s Onwards

British Film Editors : “The Heart of the Movie”

British Film Institute, 2014

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...Freelancing became the normal mode of employment for British film editors in the latter part of the twentieth century. Rather than being assigned projects from the production schedule of the studio they worked for, editors were increasingly...

Directing

Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roeg has a career in film that has stretched across 50 years. he began as a cameramn working with directors of the calibre of Francois Truffaut and David Lean. Turning to directing, he has produced works of profound originality such as Perormance, Walkabout, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing, Eureka, and, most recently, Puffball. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The World is Ever Changing

Faber & Faber, 2013

Book chapter

...With Donald Cammell (on my left) and a visitor outside the house on Powis Square on PerformanceMaking a movie is like making a marvellous soup. The actors, the cameraman, the editor, writer, producer, technicians – everyone, they’re all...

The Future

Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roeg has a career in film that has stretched across 50 years. he began as a cameramn working with directors of the calibre of Francois Truffaut and David Lean. Turning to directing, he has produced works of profound originality such as Perormance, Walkabout, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing, Eureka, and, most recently, Puffball. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The World is Ever Changing

Faber & Faber, 2013

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...I never think about the future . . . it comes soon enough.I love film. I love the idea of it. It’s still completely mystical and mysterious to me.I haven’t had a life full of ambition. I’ve always been willing to leap into the unknown –...

Prologue

Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roeg has a career in film that has stretched across 50 years. he began as a cameramn working with directors of the calibre of Francois Truffaut and David Lean. Turning to directing, he has produced works of profound originality such as Perormance, Walkabout, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing, Eureka, and, most recently, Puffball. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The World is Ever Changing

Faber & Faber, 2013

Book chapter

...Graffiti found where I shot PerformanceWhat follows is not a lecture. It is how I feel about some of the aspects of the great love of my life, who was born only a few years before me, and how we grew up together from my early adolescence...

Beginnings

Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roeg has a career in film that has stretched across 50 years. he began as a cameramn working with directors of the calibre of Francois Truffaut and David Lean. Turning to directing, he has produced works of profound originality such as Perormance, Walkabout, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing, Eureka, and, most recently, Puffball. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The World is Ever Changing

Faber & Faber, 2013

Book chapter

...Where was I born? I was born at home. It was in 1928 – 15 August, quite a good day, Napoleon’s birthday, but I like to think Napoleon was born on my birthday. And at quite an apposite name for a place – Circus Road. 31 Circus Road, St...

Editing

Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roeg has a career in film that has stretched across 50 years. he began as a cameramn working with directors of the calibre of Francois Truffaut and David Lean. Turning to directing, he has produced works of profound originality such as Perormance, Walkabout, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing, Eureka, and, most recently, Puffball. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The World is Ever Changing

Faber & Faber, 2013

Book chapter

...I think the whole idea of editing film has changed. It changed gradually, then suddenly – obviously, with the coming of sound. The next huge change was when editing became digital. Suddenly, it offered so many different choices. When you...

Producers

Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roeg has a career in film that has stretched across 50 years. he began as a cameramn working with directors of the calibre of Francois Truffaut and David Lean. Turning to directing, he has produced works of profound originality such as Perormance, Walkabout, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing, Eureka, and, most recently, Puffball. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The World is Ever Changing

Faber & Faber, 2013

Book chapter

...A nice stripped-down movie camera on a strong tripod with a geared head for some ‘wild’ shooting on The Sundowners directed by Fred Zinnemann in Australia, 1959/60Producers are very different. Personally, I like them – I love tussling...

Image

Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roeg has a career in film that has stretched across 50 years. he began as a cameramn working with directors of the calibre of Francois Truffaut and David Lean. Turning to directing, he has produced works of profound originality such as Perormance, Walkabout, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing, Eureka, and, most recently, Puffball. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The World is Ever Changing

Faber & Faber, 2013

Book chapter

...As director of photography on Far From the Madding CrowdThank goodness I started as a cameraman on black-and-white movies like Dr Crippen, with Samantha Eggar and Donald Pleasence. Black and white has an extraordinarily different aesthetic...