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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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...With David Bowie. Me with a cigarette . . . times change!There comes a time in the affairs of a film called ‘the casting’. Apart from all the peripheral advantages of finally casting a film, the moment someone’s cast, I feel that part...

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

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...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...

There’s none so blind as they that won’t see

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

...There’s no such thing as coincidence. If I hadn’t bumped into the crew in the bar I would never have shot the movie in the way that I did . . .Byron, Milton, Titian, Casanova, Napoleon etc., the list of lovers of Venice is endless...

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...

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...

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

Book chapter

...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 –...

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...

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...

Mirrors

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

...Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth in the mirror scene from The Lady from ShanghaiMirrors are really fascinating. The mirror is a very strange thing, and yet so simple. There’s the Greek myth of Narcissus using the pond as a mirror and losing...

Onwards!

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

...Jumping away from the past . . . or into the future: the same thing? Fahrenheit 451, 1965/6.We are all born ghosts of uninvited accidents and fears; of life and sex and love and time . . .The following is a moment of time in my life...