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Revealing and touching interviews with a host of leading international filmmakers in which they discuss their early encounters with film culture. Revealing and touching interviews with a host of leading international filmmakers in which they discuss their early encounters with film culture.
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What is your earliest or most significant film memory? Screen Epiphanies draws together a series of revealing and touching interviews with a host of leading international filmmakers including Martin Scorsese, Lars von Trier, Danny Boyle, Mike Figgis and Stephen Frears, in which they discuss their early encounters with film culture. Each director's 'epiphany' is different and remarkable, whether it is the lasting impression made by a single ephemeral moment in a film long forgotten by others; a movie that captured their imagination and inspired them creatively; or the overall magical effect of going to the cinema and the nostalgia of an early film-related experience. With refreshing frankness and clarity some of the directors describe the hurdles they had to overcome because of race, class or gender to break into the movie industry. Films were a support to many, and they describe how they identified with the themes growing up and how they were inspired to pursue a filmmaking career. Their experiences of film and filmmaking styles may differ radically but what stands out is each director's genuine passion and enduring respect for film. Also includes a previously unpublished interview with the late Anthony Minghella. What is your earliest or most significant film memory? Screen Epiphanies draws together a series of revealing and touching interviews with a host of leading international filmmakers including Martin Scorsese, Lars von Trier, Danny Boyle, Mike Figgis and Stephen Frears, in which they discuss their early encounters with film culture. Each director's 'epiphany' is different and remarkable, whether it is the lasting impression made by a single ephemeral moment in a film long forgotten by others; a movie that captured their imagination and inspired them creatively; or the overall magical effect of going to the cinema and the nostalgia of an early film-related experience. With refreshing frankness and clarity some of the directors describe the hurdles they had to overcome because of race, class or gender to break into the movie industry. Films were a support to many, and they describe how they identified with the themes growing up and how they were inspired to pursue a filmmaking career. Their experiences of film and filmmaking styles may differ radically but what stands out is each director's genuine passion and enduring respect for film. Also includes a previously unpublished interview with the late Anthony Minghella.

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SKU 9781844571901
Author(s) Geoffrey Macnab
Subtitle Film-makers on the films that inspired them
Product contents Introduction Kevin Macdonald, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Paul Schrader, Pickpocket Anthony Minghella, The Blue Angel Danny Boyle, Apocalypse Now Gurinder Chadha, Purab Aur Pachhim Mike Leigh, Room at the Top Mike Hodges, The Sweet Smell of Succes
Publisher(s) BFI Publishing
Format Hardback
Original publication date 01/09/2009
Number of pages 328

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