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... daily spite of this unmannered city'. To the right is the home of Oliver St John Gogarty, die famous wit who once said … (and so on) Martin You're a gobshite. Criminals don't molest kids. Leave that to the priests, you scum. Gary If I did...
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... who beams up at him proudly. His father, John, sees Stewart, Jean and Daphne shaking off rainwater from their coats as they enter. He waves at them, indicating the empty seats beside him. Stewart gives a last shake of his body, like...

Credits and Debits

John Boorman

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 and 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 6 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1996

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... the auditorium.John Boorman (photo by Steve Pyke).Today, those end credits go on for three, four, even seven minutes. And surprisingly, many people stay and sit through them. Are they really interested in the names of the drivers, the neg. cutters,...

Bright Dreams, Hard Knocks: A Journal for 1991

John Boorman

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 and 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 1 : A Forum for Film-makers

Faber and Faber Limited, 1992

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... it financed, Venice would be lying in wait for me, seductive, treacherous, irresistible. My dilemma was solved by this letter I received from Jeanette Winterson. Dear John Boorman, Thank you for your interest in The Passion. I am sensible...

Introduction: Bulletins from the War Zone

John Boorman

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 and 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 6 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1996

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...I am preparing a movie at present that includes a number of fantasy creatures, which has drawn me into the realm of digital effects and animatronics. Jim Acheson is designing it, and together we journeyed to Los Angeles to visit the magical...

John Boorman

John Boorman

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 and 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 4½ : In association with Positif: Film-makers on Film-making

Faber & Faber Limited, 1995

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... speech: 'I have script approval?' Yes. 'I have cast and crew approval?' Yes. 'I defer them to John.' He turned on his heel and left. All eyes fell on me, a young, unknown British director. I felt somewhat embarrassed and certainly...

Samuel Fuller

John Boorman

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 and 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 8 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1998

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...Sam FullerSo Sam is gone, that great force, spent. We shall never see his like again.I bumped into him once in a hotel lobby in Rome. It was eleven in the evening. He came in exhausted from a day scouting locations. I asked him what...

Lee Marvin

John Boorman

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 and 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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The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

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...The profound unease we feel in identifying with an evil character in a movie is the recognition that we may be capable of such evil. Conversely, identifying with a hero elevates us, leads us to believe ourselves capable of sacrifice, honour...

Lunch and a Book: Observations on Director/Cameraman Relations

Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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...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...

The Burning Question: Absolute Freedom?

John Boorman

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 and 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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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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Projections 1 : A Forum for Film-makers

Faber and Faber Limited, 1992

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... east!' OK, so we lost the crusades, but wait till the next to last reel when we have the Gulf War. We'll get back at those guys. This movie goes on until we win - or lose! Listen, Boorman and Donohue, you were the ones who gave us licence...