The Resource Adventures of a suburban boy, John Boorman

Adventures of a suburban boy, John Boorman

Label
Adventures of a suburban boy
Title
Adventures of a suburban boy
Statement of responsibility
John Boorman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Boorman begins his memoir 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
  • "One of cinema's authentic visionaries, John Boorman nevertheless enjoyed an archetypal English suburban boyhood in the 1940s and 50s, attending Catholic school and finding his first employment running a dry-cleaning business. But his abiding passion was for film, and he got his first break during the 'gold rush' era of British television in the 1960s. After directing several innovative documentaries for the BBC, he graduated to motion pictures, first filming pop stars, The Dave Clark Five, for Catch Us If You Can, then venturing to Los Angeles to make his first Hollywood picture - and his first masterpiece - Point Blank. The film inaugurated Boorman's profound friendship with star Lee Marvin, which also led to a second professional collaboration on Hell in the Pacific." "What follows are accounts of Boorman's joys and agonies in the making of such extraordinary pictures as the terrifying backwoods adventure Deliverance, the fantastical epics Zardoz and Exorcist II: The Heretic, the glorious Arthurian legend Excalibur, his magnificent drama of imperilled Amazonian tribes, The Emerald Forest, and his semi-autobiographical, multi-Oscar-nominated Hope and Glory. Among the many friends and collaborators of whom Boorman offers vivid portraits are Lee Marvin, Sean Connery, Richard Burton, Marcello Mastroianni, Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Helen Mirren and Nicol Williamson."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
VFL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boorman, John
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/33/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.B665
LC item number
A3 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boorman, John
  • Motion picture producers and directors
Label
Adventures of a suburban boy, John Boorman
Link
https://openlibrary.org/books/OL3363700M
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (314 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(CaSfIA)adventuresofsubu0000boor
Label
Adventures of a suburban boy, John Boorman
Link
https://openlibrary.org/books/OL3363700M
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (314 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(CaSfIA)adventuresofsubu0000boor

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