Category: Movie Classics
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.
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.
The screenwriter of Martin Scorsese’s biopic of boxer Jake La Motta looks back on his involvement in this classic movie.
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.
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.
Faber & Faber’s Walter Donohue presents Martin Scorsese’s take on Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s classic The Red Shoes.
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.
In an extract from Faber and Faber's Projections 4, Bonnie and Clyde director Arthur Penn considers the current and future state of filmmaking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.