The concluding thoughts of one of Britain's greatest film-makers (Point Blank, Deliverance, Excalibur, Hope and Glory, The General ...)
'What a life! What a career!' - Harold Pinter
'Boorman is one of the world's great directors, a master storyteller.' - Paul Auster
John Boorman is one of cinema's authentic visionaries whose travels have taken him from London in the Blitz to the pinnacle of Hollywood success: the man behind films such as Point Blank, Deliverance, Excalibur, Hope and Glory, and The General.
Conclusions continues the story of his life that Boorman began with Adventures of a Suburban Boy and shares what has happened since its publication: films made (such as the award-winning The General) and unmade; new knowledge about the craft of film-making; and, ultimately, the story of of his kith and kin, including the death of his cherished elder daughter.
Wielding a metaphorical Excalibur, Boorman's career has been a continual search for the truth that only art can convey, and this memoir shows him at his finest.
John Boorman was born in London in 1933. His career as a film director includes Point Blank, Deliverance, Excalibur and Hope and Glory. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival. He is the author of a memoir, Adventures of a Suburban Boy, as well as Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - a Diary, and is also the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making.
Autobiography: arts & entertainment