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Michael Winterbottom : Interviews - Damon Smith

Michael Winterbottom


By: Damon Smith (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th September 2010
ISBN: 9781604738407
Number Of Pages: 158

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Prolific British director Michael Winterbottom (b.1961) might be hard to pin down and even harder to categorize. Over sixteen years, he has created feature films as disparate and stylistically diverse as Welcome to Sarajevo, 24 Hour Party People, In This World, Butterfly Kiss, and The Killer Inside Me. But in this collection, the first English-language volume to gather international profiles and substantive interviews with the Blackburn native, Winterbottom reveals how working with small crews, available light, handheld digital cameras, radio mics, and minuscule budgets allows him fewer constraints than most filmmakers, and the ability to capture the specificity of the locations where he shoots.

In Michael Winterbottom: Interviews he emerges as an industrious filmmaker committed to a stripped-down approach whose concern with outsiders and docu-realist authenticity have remained constant throughout his career.

Collecting pieces from news periodicals as well as scholarly journals, including previously unpublished interviews and the first-ever translation of a lengthy, illuminating exchange with the French editors of Positif, this volume spans the full breadth of Winterbottom's notably eclectic feature-film career.

Damon Smith, Brooklyn, New York, is a film programmer and editor for Babelgum. His work has appeared in Reverse Shot, Boston Globe, Time Out New York, Cinema Scope, and several other publications.

Introductionp. ix
Chronologyp. xxi
Filmographyp. xxv
Wings of Desirep. 3
Winterbottom The (Increasingly Less) Obscurep. 5
People Who Are Excluded from Society: Interview with Michael Winterbottomp. 9
FIR Chats with Director Michael Winterbottomp. 20
An Interview with Michael Winterbottom, Director of Welcome to Sarajevop. 22
Michael Winterbottom: Welcome to Sarajevop. 26
Winterbottom Walks through Wonderlandp. 34
Michael Winterbottom's Wonderlandp. 38
An Interview with Michael Winterbottom: The Claimp. 43
The Film Factoryp. 50
Anarchy in the U.K.: An Interview with 24 Hour Party People Director Michael Winterbottomp. 54
World in Motionp. 60
Michael Winterbottomp. 64
Michael Winterbottom on Code 46: Typical Love Story in an Atypical Worldp. 67
Michael Winterbottom Gets Nakedp. 71
Chaos Theory: Michael Winterbottom on Tristram Shandyp. 82
Michael Winterbottom: ôThat's How People Areöp. 89
In Praise of Folly: An Interview with Michael Winterbottomp. 97
Michael Winterbottom's Road Moviep. 106
Michael Winterbottom Opens His Heartp. 117
Interview with Michael Winterbottomp. 125
Michael Winterbottom's True Stories: The Shock Doctrinep. 131
Michael Winterbottom: Genovap. 135
Michael Winterbottom: The Killer Inside Mep. 144
Indexp. 153
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ISBN: 9781604738407
ISBN-10: 1604738405
Series: Conversations with Filmmakers (Hardcover)
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 158
Published: 30th September 2010
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.47