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‘I Spy’

Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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... of others, although he lacks the redeeming desire for genuine engagement evident in both the lover and in Albarn himself. Johnny is a Northern ‘gobshite’ and we might imagine him, in a David Thomson-esque way, as the lover’s Mancunian cousin who...

Bowie’s Covers: The Artist as Modernist

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... Buckley. 1996. ‘Still pop’s faker?’ In Elizabeth Thomson and David Gutman (eds), The Bowie Companion. London: Da Capo, 3–11. David Buckley, 2005. Strange Fascination: David Bowie: The Definitive Story. London: Virgin Books. M. Van Cagle...

Missing Sandy Dennis

Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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... on what would prove to be her last movie. She played the role of the mother to David Morse's 'Joe' and my 'Frank' in Sean Penn's directorial debut, The Indian Runner. Charles Bronson played our father, and the cast also included Patricia...

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...

The Story Gets a Treatment

Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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... an assembly of safe and sane formulae known as A Star is Born. The venture proves a profitable one, but is unlikely to crown with fresh laurels the brow of the producer of David Copperfield. The original screenplay has not yet grown beyond...

Sound Design: The Dancing Shadow

Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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...It disappeared long ago, but in 1972 The Window was still there, peering blindly through a veil of dust, thirty-five feet above the floor of Samuel Goldwyn's old Stage 7. I never would have noticed had not Richard pointed it out to me as we...

Letters Home 1937-1939

Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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... for trips to California. But then, in 1936, David O. Selznick asked him to do a screenplay from Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind. It was an offer the writer could not refuse, but it made for hell as well as glory. Howard wrote letters...

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...

Chekhov's Children – in their Own Words

Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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... accomplices, André Gregory and Wallace Shawn, were shooting David Mamet's adaptation of the Chekhov classic, Uncle Vanya, in the long-defunct New Amsterdam Theater, and was quite curious to see what their unique form of collaboration was all...

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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... David O. Selznick came to town I said, 'Your father-in-law is a son of a bitch because he lied to me.' He said, 'Do you want to sign a contract with me?' So I did and I came out here. That was supposed to be for one picture, then I could go...