WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MATTHEW TODD In At Your Own Risk, Derek Jarman weaves poetry, prose, photographs and newspaper extracts into a rich tapestry of gay experience in the UK. This is Jarman at his passionate, polemic best, written when he was already ill with HIV and in the midst of the moral panic surrounding the AIDS crisis.
The films of Andrei Tarkovsky have been revered as ranking on a par with the masterpieces of Russia's novelists and composers. This book offers a comprehensive account of Tarkovsky's entire film output. It examines Tarkovsky's films elementally, grouping them into four sections: Water, Fire, Earth, and Air.
Born into a theatrical family, Chaplin's father died of drink while his mother, unable to bear the poverty, suffered from bouts of insanity, Chaplin embarked on a film-making career which won him immeasurable success, as well as intense controversy. This autobiography constructs the poor London childhood and his prodigious life in the movies.
This is the first book on the celebrated films of director Claire Denis ('Chocolat', 'Beau Travail', 'Trouble Every Day'), one of the most remarkable filmmakers to come to prominence in the last 20 years. An essential read for students and specialists in contemporary French cinema.
The first book to examine the films of Jim Jarmusch from a sound-oriented perspective. The three essential acoustic elements that structure a film - music, words and noise - propel this book's fascinating journey through his work, including Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Down By Law (1986), Dead Man (1995), and Only Lovers Left Alive (2013).
Takes readers back to the author's childhood days, his humiliating expulsion from school and to his army years and wartime service. This book shows how after the war he returned to America and there came his Hollywood success in films such as "Wuthering Heights" and "Around the World in 80 Days".
Presents the accounts of the creative journeys of 21 Hollywood filmmakers into the industry's most coveted positions. This book provides an in-depth exploration of each director's artistic roots and the very different environments and attitudes that these outstanding filmmakers have experienced and embraced in their careers and personal lives.
This important new contribution to studies on authorship and film explores the ways in which shared and disputed opinions on aesthetic quality, originality and authorial essence have shaped receptions of Lynch's films. It is also the first book to approach David Lynch as a figure composed through language, history and text.
A global overview of the history and progress of women film directors around the world. With over 20 contributors including directors, writers, critics, producers, academics and fans. Includes exclusive interviews with leading female directors and industry insiders. Essential resource for film students, gender studies courses and film fans alike.
From the opening sequence of Killer's Kiss to the final frames of Eyes Wide Shut, this dazzling collection includes some of Kubrick's most unforgettable shots and revealing interviews, as well as abundant material from his own archives, such as set designs, screenplays, notes, correspondence, and shooting schedules.
In 2001, after over a decade in the business, the author quit stand-up, disillusioned and drained, and went off to direct a loss-making musical, Jerry Springer: The Opera. In this book, he details his return to live performance, and the journey that took him from an early retirement to his position as a critically acclaimed stand-up in Britain.
The author is the godfather of American independent cinema, saluted by virtually every US maverick who's followed in his stead, from Martin Scorsese to Sean Penn. This title includes his major films such as: "Faces", "Woman Under the Influence", "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie", "Opening Night" and "Gloria".