Talking movies: contemporary world filmmakers in interview

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Wallflower, 2006 - Performing Arts - 239 pages

Talking Movies is a collection of interviews with audacious and respected contemporary filmmakers. Selected directors represent figures whose work has defined how images are processed and appreciated by modern audiences. The book offers a truly international perspective, including global pioneers who frankly discuss their craft and the social, political, and technological forces that inform it: Laurent Cantet, Robert GuA(c)diguian, CA(c)dric Kahn, and Bertrand Tavernier (France); David Gordon Green, Hal Hartley, and Richard Linklater (USA); Alejandro GonzAlez IAArritu and Carlos Reygadas (Mexico); Stephen Frears and Andrew KAtting (UK); Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey); Atom Egoyan (Canada); Suzanne Bier (Denmark); Tran Anh Hung (Vietnam); Samira Makhmalbaf (Iran); Elia Suleiman (Palestine); and Lucrecia Martel (Argentina).

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About the author (2006)

Jason Wood is a freelance film consultant and a co-founder of Ion Productions. He has produced and directed documentaries on Krzysztof Kieslowski, Hal Hartley and Atom Egoyan. Previous publications include The Pocket Essential Steven Soderbergh (Pocket Essentails, 2002) and regular film articles for Enthusiasm Film Magazine and the BBC.
David Siegel and Scott McGehee are the directors of Suture, 1993 ('Official Selection' at Cannes Film Festival and Jury prize at Toronto Film festival) and The Deep End, 2001 (selected for Director's Fortnight Cannes Film Festival). Both films won the best Cinematography Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Together with Robert Nathan they formed an independent film production company in 1999.

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