Conclusions

John Boorman

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

Format
Ebook
ISBN
9780571353811
Date Published
20.02.2020
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Summary

‘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 Boyand 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.

JohnBoorman

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…

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