John Boorman

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John Boorman: how a belligerent Ned Beatty won me over | Letter
Letter: The director of Deliverance recalls how the late actor landed the part of Bobby Trippe, despite his fiery audition

Letters

15, Jun, 2021 @5:31 PM

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Ned Beatty obituary
American stage and screen actor best known for his film roles in Deliverance, Network, Superman and Hear My Song

Ryan Gilbey

14, Jun, 2021 @2:21 PM

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Catch Us If You Can review – on the run with the Dave Clark Five
John Boorman’s feature film debut sends the pop band on a zany adventure that serves as a potent time capsule of 60s celebrity PR

Peter Bradshaw

01, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The top 25 most compelling Hollywood autobiographies – ranked!
Inspiring, addictive and occasionally gasp-worthy – to mark the publication of Woody Allen’s Apropos of Nothing, we arrange the best Tinseltown memoirs in order of excellence

Peter Bradshaw

02, Apr, 2020 @2:03 PM

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Conclusions by John Boorman review – film gossip and nostalgia
The filmmaker on Gerard Depardieu’s snoring, Burt Reynolds’s sexual skills and why boxset TV is disappointing

Sukhdev Sandhu

25, Mar, 2020 @12:00 PM

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John Boorman: 'You think the holy grail is lost? No. I have it on my piano'
The director of classic Hollywood films including Excalibur, Point Blank and Deliverance lives alone in a giant house in rural Ireland. He talks about his career, growing old – and his obsession with the trees in his garden

Xan Brooks

13, Feb, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Orson Welles' jungle book, Bilbo on mushrooms: the great unmade movies
For every glittering Hollywood project that hits cinemas, there’s a raft that never see the light of day. Here’s five of the most fascinating films you’ll never see

Tom Huddleston

30, Oct, 2018 @3:15 PM

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John Hurt remembered by John Boorman
The film director remembers his friend, the actor with ‘a single malt of a voice’, who despite his ups and downs, remained a great professional

17, Dec, 2017 @8:00 AM

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How we made Deliverance
John Boorman: ‘Wherever poor Ned Beatty went, people would say: Squeal like a pig! It went on for years’

Phil Hoad

29, May, 2017 @2:28 PM

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Ben Wheatley: ‘Financing a film as crazy as this takes good casting’
As his adaptation of JG Ballard’s 1975 sci-fi novel High-Rise is released, the director talks about his love of uncompromising films and why he reads all his reviews

Mark Kermode

06, Mar, 2016 @9:30 AM

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Vilmos Zsigmond: the cinematographer who transformed how films look
Along with his lifelong friend, László Kovács, the late Hungarian was a master of lenses and light, and their combined effect on cinema is impossible to overstate

John Patterson

06, Jan, 2016 @6:09 PM

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Irish stars call for abortion reform
Authors, directors, actors and musicians join campaign for repeal of Ireland’s eighth amendment, which gives foetus same rights as citizens

Henry McDonald in Dublin

15, Sep, 2015 @10:00 AM

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