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Peter Weir free pdf "Peter Weir: Interviews" is the first volume of interviews to be published on the esteemed Australian director. Although Weir (b. 1944) has acquired a reputation of being guarded about his life and work, these interviews by archivists, journalists, historians, and colleagues reveal him to be a most amiable and forthcoming subject. He talks about "the precious desperation of the art, the madness, the willingness to experiment" in all his films- the adaptation process from novel to film, when he tells a scriptwriter, "I'm going to eat your script- it's going to be part of my blood!"- and his self-assessment as "merely a jester, with cap and bells, going from court to court." He is encouraged, even provoked to tell his own story, from his childhood in a Sydney suburb in the 1950s, to his apprenticeship in the Australian television industry in the 1960s, his preparations to shoot his first features in the early 1970s, his international celebrity in Australia and Hollywood. An extensive new interview details his current plans for a new film.Interviews discuss Weir's diverse and impressive range of work--his earlier films "Picnic at Hanging Rock," "The Last Wave," "Gallipoli," and "The Year of Living Dangerously," as well as Academy Award-nominated "Witness," "Dead Poets Society," "Green Card," "The Truman Show," and "Master and Commander." This book confirms that the trajectory of Weir's life and work parallels and embodies Australia's own quest to define and express a historical and cultural identity.

About Professor John C Tibbetts

John C. Tibbetts, Lenexa, Kansas, is associate professor of film and media studies at the University of Kansas. His recent books are "The Gothic Imagination: Conversations on Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction in the Media"- "Composers in the Movies: Studies in Musical Biography"- "Schumann: A Chorus of Voices"- and the three-volume "American Classic Screen."

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Author : Professor John C Tibbetts
Publisher : University Press of Mississippi
Data Published : 04 February 2014
ISBN : 1621039854
EAN : 9781621039853
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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