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Category: Movie Classics

Movie Classics Eleanor Coppola on Hearts of Darkness

Hearts Of Darkness

Eleanor Coppola discusses Hearts of Darkness: a Filmmaker’s Apocalypse, directed by Fax Bahr and the late George Hickenlooper, a documentary which gives a front row seat on the making of Apocalypse Now.

Movie Classics Spike Lee on Malcolm X

Denzel Washington in Malcolm X

Spike Lee explains how his 1992 biopic of the controversial civil rights activist came together in an extract from Kaleem Aftab’s Spike Lee: That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It.

Movie Classics Paul Schrader on Raging Bull

Faber & Faber

The screenwriter of Martin Scorsese’s biopic of boxer Jake La Motta looks back on his involvement in this classic movie.

Movie Classics Hal Hartley on Film and Physicality

Faber & Faber

Seminal 90s indie auteur Hal Hartley discusses his portrayal of the human body in his movies, in an extract from the introduction to Faber & Faber’s Hal Hartley: Collected Screenplays.

Movie Classics Natalie Wood and Rebel Without a Cause

Natalie Wood with James Dean and Nicholas Ray

In an extract from his book Natalie Wood, biographer Gavin Lambert recounts the making of Nicholas Ray’s classic Rebel Without a Cause from the perspective of its young female star.

Movie Classics Martin Scorsese on The Red Shoes

Martin Scorsese

Faber & Faber’s Walter Donohue presents Martin Scorsese’s take on Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s classic The Red Shoes.

Movie Classics Woody Allen on Crimes and Misdemeanors

Faber & Faber

In an extract from Woody Allen on Woody Allen, the New York comic auteur talks about the theme of death – and the influence of Ingmar Bergman – in his classic 1989 movie.

Movie Classics Arthur Penn on the Future of Cinema

The late Arthur Penn.

In an extract from Faber and Faber's Projections 4, Bonnie and Clyde director Arthur Penn considers the current and future state of filmmaking.

Movie Classics Louis Malle on Lacombe, Lucien

Pierre Blaise in Lacombe, Lucien

To mark 36 years since the U.S. release of Louis Malle’s Lacombe, Lucien, Faber & Faber’s Walter Donohue presents the late French director’s personal insights on the movie.

Movie Classics Anna Karina on Godard

Anna Karina with Jean-Luc Godard

To mark the 48th anniversary of the Paris release of Vivre Sa Vie, written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard and starring Anna Karina, Faber & Faber’s Walter Donohue presents Karina’s views on her then-husband.

Movie Classics Claude Chabrol on Thrillers

Faber & Faber

To mark the passing of Claude Chabrol, Faber & Faber’s Walter Donohue presents an extract from Projections 9 in which the director talks about his unique approach to thrillers.

Movie Classics Atom Egoyan on Pasolini's Teorema

Faber & Faber

To mark the 42nd anniversary of the release of Pier Paolo Pasolini's Teorema in Italy, Faber & Faber's Walter Donohue presents contemporary auteur Atom Egoyan's thoughts on the movie.

Movie Classics Michael Mann on The Last Of The Mohicans

Faber & Faber

On the 74th anniversary of the release of the Randolph Scott version of The Last of the Mohicans, Faber & Faber’s Walter Donohue presents the thoughts of contemporary director Michael Mann on the classic movie.

Movie Classics On Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain

On the 98th anniversary of Gene Kelly’s birth, we present an extract from Faber & Faber’s Projections 4 in which Graham Fuller ponders Kelly’s special genius.