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Founding Father

Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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...The Lumière Brothers: Auguste and Louis Introduction Spring 1994. I have a new job, helping out in a French government agency set up to promote the centenary of film, L'Association Premier Siècle du Cinéma. France being France...

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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Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

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... they were destroying extra prints of Days of Thunder. MS: Oh, my God. GS: There were probably cans of Days of Thunder sitting around and they were thinking, 'This is going to get out and somebody is going to have a free Tom Cruise festival.'So...

Playing Cowboys and Indians

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

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...Introduction I knew Eddie Fowlie, the legendary prop master, only by reputation. David Lean loved him, always kept him by his side. When I was preparing Beyond Rangoon, the magnitude of the task of reproducing Burma in Malaysia became...

Penn on Penn

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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David Thomson

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Walter Donohue

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Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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... the trigger finger, you know? Interesting. Yeah, my darkest film. TL/DT: I wonder if you would talk about the relationship with Tom McGuane and how it came into being. Night Moves: Penn and Gene Haekman Night Moves: 'The...

Missing Sandy Dennis

Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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...There are always moments, sometimes entire scenes and characters, that are cut out of a movie. For anyone who takes an active interest in the story they are helping to tell, whatever their capacity in a production, there is bound...

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...

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...

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...

Letters Home 1937-1939

Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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...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...

The Story Gets a Treatment

Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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...If one goes to the root of the matter, motion pictures are neither written nor acted, but made. It is the combination of director with cameraman which, more than the writer, more even than the beloved screen personality, gives the finished...