Collected Interviews: Voices from Twentieth-Century Cinema

Overview

Noted film scholar Wheeler Winston Dixon offers a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of both major and marginalized figures who have dynamically transformed the landscape of international cinema in the twentieth century. Fifteen interviews spanning two decades of research are collected here, with many appearing in uncut form for the first time. Dixon’s interviewees represent a wide range of cinematic professions (directors, animators, actors, writers, and producers) from several branches of cinema (artistic, ...

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Overview

Noted film scholar Wheeler Winston Dixon offers a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of both major and marginalized figures who have dynamically transformed the landscape of international cinema in the twentieth century. Fifteen interviews spanning two decades of research are collected here, with many appearing in uncut form for the first time. Dixon’s interviewees represent a wide range of cinematic professions (directors, animators, actors, writers, and producers) from several branches of cinema (artistic, avant-garde, and commercial) with Dixon providing an introduction prior to each interview.

 

Purposeful in his selections, Dixon offers up voices from twentieth-century cinema that have never before had the chance to speak at such length and detail, as well as much more well-known figures addressing unique and obscure aspects of their respective careers. Collectively, this volume presents a treasure trove of firsthand information of keen interest to film scholars and movie buffs alike, while providing a glimpse into the future of cinema in the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809324071
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Wheeler Winston Dixon is the James Ryan Endowed Chair of Film Studies, chair of the film studies program at the University of Nebraska, and editor-in-chief of the Quarterly Review of Film and Video. He has authored or edited over fifteen books on cinema, including The Second Century of Cinema: The Past and the Future of the Moving Image and Film Genre 2000: New Critical Essays.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
Working in Warhol's Factory: Gerard Malanga 24
Surviving the Studio System: Alex Nicol 35
The Man Who Created The Avengers: Brian Clemens 47
The Last of England: Bryan Forbes 59
Shooting Cape Fear: Freddie Francis 73
Creating Ren and Stimpy: John Kricfalusi 82
When I'm Sixty-Three: Jonathan Miller 95
The Director as Journeyman: Ralph Thomas 105
The Orson Welles of the Z Pictures: Roger Corman 118
Twilight of the Empire: Roy Ward Baker 132
Subverting the British Studio System: Wendy Toye 174
The Long Day Closes: Terence Davies 185
Alternative Screen Identities: Vincent Price 196
Digital Animation: Sally Cruikshank 207
The Tradition of New Zealand Cinema: John O'Shea 213
Index 227
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