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From the Photogenic to the Simulacrum

Nitzan Ben-Shaul

Nitzan Ben-Shaul is Associate Professor at the Film and Television Department in Tel Aviv University. He is the author of Mythical Expressions of Siege in Israeli Films, Introduction to Film Theories and A Violent World: Competing Images of Middle East Conflicts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film : The Key Concepts

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...Introduction The concept of the photogenic in film was developed by French theorist and filmmaker Jean Epstein. It concerns the specific nature of the film image. For the different variants of the realist approach to film...

Chekhov's Children – in their Own Words

Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...'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...

Divisions and Dislocations: A Journal for 1994

Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

Book chapter

...James Toback (photo by Brian Hamill) Introduction – David Thomson Not too many American film-makers would own up to keeping diaries. As in Washington, so in Hollywood, the diary can become an incriminating document – of those in power...

Afterword

Kevin Avery

Kevin Avery's writing has appeared in publications as diverse as Mississippi Review,Penthouse, Weber Studies, and Salt Lake magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and stepdaughter. His first book, Everything Is an Afterthought: The Life and Writings of Paul Nelson, is published by Fantagraphics Books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Conversations with Clint : Paul Nelson's Lost Interviews with Clint Eastwood 1979–1983

Continuum, 1979

Book chapter

...Despite several requests, Clint Eastwood declined comment for this book. The answer was always the same: he was busy editing his new film and preparing for the next one. “He does wish you the very best with your book.” It would have been...

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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Tom Luddy

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David Thomson

David Thomson

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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

Book chapter

...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...

Anamorphobia

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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Tom Luddy

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David Thomson

David Thomson

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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

Book chapter

...Introduction Up until this interview, Martin Scorsese had been one of those few film artists to whom there was so much I wanted to say, I'd have rather said nothing at all. First at college, and later in graduate film school, I analysed his...

Creation and the Artist: Federico Fellini in conversation with Damien Pettigrew

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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Tom Luddy

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David Thomson

David Thomson

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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

Book chapter

...Federico Fellini (photo by Damien Pettigrew) Introduction The idea of a long filmed interview with Fellini first came to me in the summer of 1983 during a week-long stay in Rome with Italo Calvino. I was producing a film-portrait...

Lunch and a Book: Observations on Director/Cameraman Relations

Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

Book chapter

...Relationships between the director and cameraman on any film differ as much as the film subjects themselves. Some associations are complex, some uncomplicated. The physics of filming remain the same, but personalities vary enormously. I...