The concluding thoughts of one of Britain’s greatest film-makers (Point Blank, Deliverance, Excalibur, Hope and Glory, The General …)
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‘What a life! What a career!’ Harold Pinter
‘Boorman is one of the world’s great directors, a master storyteller.’ Paul Auster
John Boorman is one of cinema’s authentic visionaries whose travels have taken him from London in the Blitz to the pinnacle of Hollywood success: the man behind filmes such as Point Blank, Deliverance, Excalibur, Hope and Glory, and The General.
Conclusions continues the story of his life that Boorman began with Adventures of a Suburban Boy and shares what has happened since its publication: films made (such as the award-winning The General) and unmade; new knowledge about the craft of film-making; and, ultimately, the story of of his kith and kin, including the death of his cherished elder daughter.
Wielding a metaphorical Excalibur, Boorman’s career has been a continual search for the truth that only art can convey, and this memoir shows him at his finest.
delightful, wry, human and elegiacally thoughtful book
Boorman may be the most inspired and wayward of English directors since Michael Powell
#6 in Best Film Books of 2020
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