Adventures of a Suburban Boy
By: John Boorman (author)Paperback
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John Boorman begins with his archetypal English suburban boyhood in the 1940s and 50s, then recounts his big break during the 'gold rush' era of British television in the 1960s, and his subsequent graduation to feature film-making: initially with pop stars The Dave Clark Five on Catch Us If You Can, then with the legendary Lee Marvin on his first Hollywood picture - and first masterpiece - Point Blank. Among the many friends and collaborators of whom Boorman offers vivid portraits therein are Marvin, Sean Connery, Richard Burton, Marcello Mastroianni, Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Helen Mirren and Nicol Williamson.
John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was Catch Us If You Can in 1965. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He has contributed as a writer or director to numberous other films, including Deliverance (1972), and Hope and Glory (1987). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making.
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