Faber Members get 10% off first order


John Boorman

The concluding thoughts of one of Britain’s greatest film-makers (Point Blank, Deliverance, Excalibur, Hope and Glory, The General …)

3 in stock

Date Published
All orders are sent via Royal Mail and are tracked: choose from standard or premium delivery.

‘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.

Critic Reviews

delightful, wry, human and elegiacally thoughtful book

Financial Times
Critic Reviews

Boorman may be the most inspired and wayward of English directors since Michael Powell

David Thomson, LRB
Critic Reviews

#6 in Best Film Books of 2020

Sight & Sound
Critic Reviews

Unexpectedly moving.


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…

Read more