Minghella on Minghella

With a preface by Sydney Pollack, this book is essential for admirers of the director's work, or indeed for anyone enthusiastic about cinema in general.

Author: Anthony Minghella

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571207111

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 178

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Anthony Minghella, the writer and director behind films like Truly Madly Deeply, The English Patient and The Talented Mr Ripley, here explores his own work and the art of film-making. He offers candid commentary and fascinating insights with chapters on subjects from the practical - 'Writing' or 'The Business of Film' - to the philosophical - 'Structure' or 'Theories, Poetry and Mortality'. With a preface by Sydney Pollack, this book is essential for admirers of the director's work, or indeed for anyone enthusiastic about cinema in general. Minghella on Minghella is an opportunity to know what went on behind the camera - and the eyes - of one of the genre's greatest modern practitioners.

Minghella Plays 2

One of the best radio plays I ever heard...profoundly original.--Financial Times

Author: Anthony Minghella

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: UCSC:32106014657933

Category: Drama

Page: 250

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One of the best radio plays I ever heard...profoundly original.--Financial Times

Anthony Minghella

The collection explores Minghella's ideas on every aspect of the cinematic creative process including screenwriting, acting, editing, the use of music in film, and other topics concerning the role of the film director.

Author: Mario Falsetto

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617038211

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 170

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Anthony Minghella: Interviews is an illuminating anthology of in-depth conversations with this important contemporary film director and producer. The collection explores Minghella's ideas on every aspect of the cinematic creative process including screenwriting, acting, editing, the use of music in film, and other topics concerning the role of the film director. Minghella (1954-2008) was a highly regarded British playwright (Made in Bangkok), and television writer (Inspector Morse) before turning to film directing with his quirky, highly regarded first film, Truly, Madly, Deeply, in 1990. He went on to direct an extraordinary trilogy of large-scale films, all adapted from significant works of contemporary literature. Minghella's 1996 adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's poetic novel The English Patient was the director's most critically and commercially successful film and went on to win dozens of awards around the world, including nine academy awards. Minghella followed this film with his entertaining, elegant adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley, a film that enjoyed great critical and commercial success and featured some of the best acting of the 1990s by its talented cast of young, rising stars, Jude Law, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Minghella's ambitious adaptation of Charles Frazier's American Civil War romance, Cold Mountain, was released in 2003, and firmly marked Minghella as a director of intimate, yet large-scale epic cinema worthy of David Lean. Although Minghella was a successful film director and producer, he was also an important part of the cultural life of the U.K. He was awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2001 for his contributions to culture, and he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the British Film institute from 2004 to 2007.

Minghella Plays 1

Anthony Minghella's writing "sets a standard of emotional truth and clarity so sublimely high that everything around it looks stale, flat, tawdry and obvious" (The Times) Whale Music is: "genuinely tender, poignant and spikily anti-amle all ...

Author: Anthony Minghella

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: UOM:39015029241984

Category: Drama

Page: 292

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Shot through with warmth, humor, and a perceptive intelligence, this first collection by Anthony Minghella brings together his key early plays, the winner of the 1986 Plays and Players Best Play Award, Made in Bangkok, Whale Music, A Little Like Drowning, and Two Planks and a Passion.

The Encyclopedia of Epic Films

Timothy Bricknell, ed., Minghella on Minghella (London: Faber and Faber, 2005), 169. 10. The film's sound track was so popular that it generated three popular albums. 11. Minghella says that the “triumph and tragedy of his life is that ...

Author: Constantine Santas

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810882485

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 712

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Soon after film came into existence, the term epic was used to describe productions that were lengthy, spectacular, live with action, and often filmed in exotic locales with large casts and staggering budgets. The effort and extravagance needed to mount an epic film paid off handsomely at the box office, for the genre became an immediate favorite with audiences. Epic films survived the tribulations of two world wars and the Depression and have retained the basic characteristics of size and glamour for more than a hundred years. Length was, and still is, one of the traits of the epic, though monolithic three- to four-hour spectacles like Gone with the Wind (1939) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962) have been replaced today by such franchises as the Harry Potter films and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Although the form has evolved during many decades of existence, its central elements have been retained, refined, and modernized to suit the tastes of every new generation. The Encyclopedia of Epic Films identifies, describes, and analyzes those films that meet the criteria of the epic—sweeping drama, panoramic landscapes, lengthy adventure sequences, and, in many cases, casts of thousands. This volume looks at the wide variety of epics produced over the last century—from the silent spectacles of D. W. Griffith and biblical melodramas of Cecil B. DeMille to the historical dramas of David Lean and rollercoaster thrillers of Steven Spielberg. Each entry contains: Major personnel behind the camera, including directors and screenwriters Cast and character listings Plot summary Analysis Academy Award wins and nominations DVD and Blu-ray availability Resources for further study This volume also includes appendixes of foreign epics, superhero spectaculars, and epics produced for television, along with a list of all the directors in the book. Despite a lack of overall critical recognition and respect as a genre, the epic remains a favorite of audiences, and this book pays homage to a form of mass entertainment that continues to fill movie theaters. The Encyclopedia of Epic Films will be of interest to academics and scholars, as well as any fan of films made on a grand scale.

Gabriel Yared s The English Patient

Anthony Minghella, The English Patient: A Screenplay by Anthony Minghella (London: Methuen Drama, 1997), 72–73. 13. Almásy translates the word “szerelem” as meaning “love” on page 91 of Minghella, The English Patient: A Screenplay by ...

Author: Heather Laing

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461658818

Category: Music

Page: 216

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This resource offers the most in-depth examination to date of the work of composer Gabriel Yared, through a uniquely interdisciplinary analysis that integrates film theory and musicology.

Jim Henson s The Storyteller The Novelization

" Now, long after taken out of print, fans can share the magic of these stories and the master storyteller who crafted them, with readers of all ages.

Author: Jim Henson

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

ISBN: 9781613982976

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

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Jim Henson's The Storyteller features nine folktales based on Henson's Emmy-award winning television series, beautifully told by Academy Award-winning director Anthony Minghella. Before writing the Academy Award-winning classic The English Patient and being nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Talented Mr. Ripley, the late Anthony Minghella worked alongside Jim Henson to bring forgotten tales of European folklore to vivid life on television. The series debuted to critical acclaim and in deference to the tales that inspired Henson and the series, Minghella adapted the nine stories into prose. Accompanied by stunning illustrations from an array of artistic talent and style, these tales are the early work of an incredible storyteller and are part of a series of novels being printed by Archaia and the Jim Henson company that celebrate the creative spirit of Jim Henson and his collaborators. In his introduction Minghella dedicates the book and these stories to his son Max, writing, "I have tried to fill his days with their magic just as he has filled my days with his own." Now, long after taken out of print, fans can share the magic of these stories and the master storyteller who crafted them, with readers of all ages.

Jim Henson s The Storyteller

Nine fairy tales and folktales from Europe relate the stories of princesses, good and wicked giants, a boy who is half hedgehog and half human, and a storyteller who fears that he will run out of stories

Author: Anthony Minghella

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

ISBN: 039458256X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 179

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Nine fairy tales and folktales from Europe relate the stories of princesses, good and wicked giants, a boy who is half hedgehog and half human, and a storyteller who fears that he will run out of stories

Truly Madly Deeply

Nina - successful, bright and funny - lives in a dingy North London flat with bad plumbing and a plague of rats.

Author: Anthony Minghella

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: UOM:39015021537314

Category: Motion picture plays

Page: 58

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Nina - successful, bright and funny - lives in a dingy North London flat with bad plumbing and a plague of rats. Her lover Jamie has died and no amount of attention from new men or a fulfilling career can ease the pain of her grief. Then Jamie comes back.

Neo Noir

74 Anthony Minghella in Timothy Bricknell (ed.), Minghella on Minghella, London: Faber and Faber, 2005, p. 38. 75 Anthony Minghella in Daniel Argent, 'The Talented Mister: An Interview with Anthony Minghella', Creative Screenwriting, ...

Author: Douglas Keesey

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781842434123

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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A world- weary detective, a seductive femme fatale, a mysterious murder- these elements of classic film noir live again in more recent hardboiled detective films from Chinatown to Sin City. But the themes and styles of noir have also spilled over into contemporary films about gangsters, cops and serial killers (Reservoir Dogs, The Departed, Se7en). New hybrid genres have been created, including psycho-noirs (Memento), techno-noirs (The Matrix) and superhero noirs (The Dark Knight). Beginning with an introduction that shows how neo-noir has drawn upon contemporary social and historical events as well as the latest technological advances in filmmaking, this book discusses the neo-noir films that have made the biggest splash in the field ('landmarks'), the directors who have become cult figures of neo-noir, ('auteurs'), films from non-English speaking countries ('international') and neo-noirs that put a new spin on past noirs ('remakes'). The main credits and a plot summary are given for each neo-noir, followed by an in-depth analysis containing original insights into the meaning of the film. 'Factoids' also present fascinating facts, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and lively quotes from the cast and crew.

The English Patient

O objetivo deste estudo é analisar como o romance O Paciente Inglês (1992) de Michael Ondaatje retrata questões de identidade nacional e nacionalismo, bem como temas interrelacionados, tais como cartografia e fronteiras.

Author: Neide Garcia Pinheiro

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:817887230

Category:

Page: 164

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O objetivo deste estudo é analisar como o romance O Paciente Inglês (1992) de Michael Ondaatje retrata questões de identidade nacional e nacionalismo, bem como temas interrelacionados, tais como cartografia e fronteiras. Este estudo tem ainda por objetivo investigar de que maneira tais questões são apresentadas na adaptação homônima para o cinema, dirigida por Anthony Minghella, em 1996. A análise leva à conclusão de que além das referências diretas a nacionalismo e identidade nacional, o filme aborda esses conceitos através do uso de elementos cinematográficos, tais como som, mise-en-scene, cinematografia e edição.

Behind the Seen

This book tells the story of that endeavor: the decision to use Final Cut Pro, the relationship between the technology and art (and craft) of movie-making, how Final Cut Pro was set up and configured for Cold Mountain, how the software's ...

Author: Charles Koppelman

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 9780133786668

Category: Photography

Page: 360

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The first volume to reveal the post-production process of a major motion picture (Cold Mountain) edited entirely in Final Cut Pro! Offers a rare inside glimpse at the creative process of one of cinema's giants: threetime Academy Award-winning editor Walter Murch. Includes anecdotes from the director, edit staff, and producers; photos, emails, and journal entries from Murch; and behind-the-scenes insights. Accounts from Apple's Final Cut Pro team about what they think about the future of it in feature films. As the first software-only desktop nonlinear editing system, Final Cut Pro sat the film industry on its ear when it debuted back in 1999. Now it's shaking things up again as editor Walter Murch, director Anthony Minghella, and a long list of Hollywood heavy-hitters are proving that this under-$1,000 software can (and should) be used to edit a multi-million dollar motion picture! This book tells the story of that endeavor: the decision to use Final Cut Pro, the relationship between the technology and art (and craft) of movie-making, how Final Cut Pro was set up and configured for Cold Mountain, how the software's use affected the work flow, and its implications for the future of filmmaking. More than anything, however, this is Murch's own story of what seemed to many a crazy endeavor-- told through photos, journal entries, email musings, and anecdotes that give readers an inside view of what the film editor does and how this particular film progressed through post-production. The book includes, in his own words, Murch's vision, approach, and thoughts on storytelling as he shapes Cold Mountain under the intense pressures of completing a major studio film.

The Football Men

Will Minghella ever put football into a film? 'I love the fact that football is entirely apart from my working life. But football has been a useful paradigm for thinking about the work I am doing. 'Football has high drama, ...

Author: Simon Kuper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780857201614

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

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The great footballers and coaches are rarely glimpsed from up close. They shield themselves from the tabloids, hide their personalities behind professionalism, and in the words of the cliché, 'do their talking on the pitch'. This book gets up close to them. The Football Menis not a series of celebrity profiles, and it doesn't attempt to unearth secrets in the players' private lives. Rather, it portrays these men as three-dimensional human beings. It describes their upbringings, the football cultures they grew up in, the way they play, and the baggage that they bring to their relationships at work. This multimillion-pound, multinational world is mostly inhabited by ordinary men. The profiles in this book are sometimes funny, but never breathless or sensational. Some of the profiles in this book are based on interviews; others are the results of time the author spent with that person; sometimes the profile is a story of a country. All are fascinating and shed light on their subject to reveal things you wouldn't expect. From one of the great sports writers of our time this is a penetrating and surprising collection of articles on the figures that have defined the modern sporting world.

The Big Screen

“In the end”: Minghella on Minghella, p. 170. “For all the horror”: David Edelstein, New York, June 6, 2010. On The Arbor and Clio Barnard, interview with Clio Barnard, November 18, 2011. “The effect is eerie”: Peter Bradshaw, ...

Author: David Thomson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466827714

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 608

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The Big Screen tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence over us, and the technology that made the screen—smaller now, but ever more ubiquitous—as important as the images it carries. The Big Screen is not another history of the movies. Rather, it is a wide-ranging narrative about the movies and their signal role in modern life. At first, film was a waking dream, the gift of appearance delivered for a nickel to huddled masses sitting in the dark. But soon, and abruptly, movies began transforming our societies and our perceptions of the world. The celebrated film authority David Thomson takes us around the globe, through time, and across many media—moving from Eadweard Muybridge to Steve Jobs, from Sunrise to I Love Lucy, from John Wayne to George Clooney, from television commercials to streaming video—to tell the complex, gripping, paradoxical story of the movies. He tracks the ways we were initially enchanted by movies as imitations of life—the stories, the stars, the look—and how we allowed them to show us how to live. At the same time, movies, offering a seductive escape from everyday reality and its responsibilities, have made it possible for us to evade life altogether. The entranced audience has become a model for powerless and anxiety-ridden citizens trying to pursue happiness and dodge terror by sitting quietly in a dark room. Does the big screen take us out into the world, or merely mesmerize us? That is Thomson's question in this grand adventure of a book. Books about the movies are often aimed at film buffs, but this passionate and provocative feat of storytelling is vital to anyone trying to make sense of the age of screens—the age that, more than ever, we are living in.

Shared Waters

Minghella's Almásy needs, really, no Patient's reed mask to eclipse his nomadic Bedouin saviours, for Almásy's gaze, like Katharine's, partakes of Wepwawet's and, like theirs, it perpetually drifts and whirls till it blurs into utter ...

Author: Stella Borg Barthet

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042027671

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 412

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The present volume contains general essays on: unequal African/Western academic exchange; the state and structure of postcolonial studies; representing male violence in Zimbabwe’s wars; parihaka in the poetic imagination of Aotearoa New Zealand; Middle Eastern, Nigerian, Moroccan, and diasporic Indian women’s writing; community in post-Independence Maltese poetry in English; key novels of the Portuguese colonies; the TV series The Kumars at No. 42; fictional representations of India; the North in western Canadian writing; and a pedagogy of African-Canadian literature. As well as these, there is a selection of poems from Malta by Daniel Massa, Adrian Grima, Norbert Bugeja, Immanuel Mifsud, and Maria Grech Ganado, and essays providing close readings of works by the following authors and filmmakers: Thea Astley, George Elliott Clarke, Alan Duff, Francis Ebejer, Lorena Gale, Romesh Gunesekera, Sahar Khalīfah, Anthony Minghella, Michael Ondaatje, Caryl Phillips, Edgar Allan Poe, Salman Rushdie, Ghādah al-Sammān, Meera Syal, Lee Tamahori. Contributors: Leila Abouzeid, Hoda Barakat, Amrit Biswas, Thomas Bonnici, Stella Borg Barthet, Ivan Callus, Devon Campbell–Hall, Saviour Catania, George Elliott Clarke, Brian Crow, Pilar Cuder–Domínguez, Bärbel Czennia, Hilary P. Dannenberg, Pauline Dodgson–Katiyo, Bernadette Falzon, Daphne Grace, Adrian Grima, Kifah Hanna, Janne Korkka, T. Vijay Kumar, Chantal Kwast–Greff, Maureen Lynch Pèrcopo, Kevin Stephen Magri, Isabel Moutinho, Melanie A. Murray, Taiwo Oloruntoba–Oju, Gerhard Stilz, Jesús Varela Zapata, Christine Vogt–William.

The Art and Craft of Screenwriting

After reading the book, the English writer-director Anthony Minghella also saw it all in filmic terms. He called the independent producer Saul Zaentz, who specialized in literary adaptations, and told him he'd found a book he wanted to ...

Author: Shelly Frome

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786482672

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 263

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This guide for screenwriters and those interested in the screenwriting process has important information on every facet of the screenwriter’s trade. Introductory chapters discuss skills essential for all screenwriters. The second part covers various options available to screenwriters (such as different genres, indie films, adaptation) with important methods for each. Part Three is a collection of revealing interviews by the author with several established and seasoned professionals. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Contemporary British and Irish Film Directors

JD Anthony MINGHELLA Anthony Minghella is a director whose romantic style and epic vision seem almost Truly , Madly , Deeply ( 1991 ) anachronistic . Criticised on the one hand for his melodramatic rendering of passionate Mr Wonderful ...

Author: Yoram Allon

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1903364213

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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The guide encompasses the careers of over 350 directors from the last 20 years. A must for any film studies library, it is a unique reference to the changing dynamics of these cinemas.