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Conversations with John Schlesinger

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“I like the surprise of the curtain going up, revealing what’s behind it.”
–John Schlesinger

The British director John Schlesinger was one of the cinema’s most dynamic and influential artists. Now, in Conversations with John Schlesinger, acclaimed writer Ian Buruma, Schlesinger’s nephew, reveals the director’s private world in a series of in-depth interviews conducted in the
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 10th 2006 by Random House Trade Paperbacks
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Apr 04, 2009 Walter rated it really liked it
Well, this book? It's as understated and elegant as its subject.
A treat for anyone interested in one of the most thought provoking, but never purposefully contrarian directors of the 20th century.

Schlesinger, one of the most underappreciated directors, even considering the movies that he is known for, most notably, MIDNIGHT COWBOY and MARATHON MAN; and ultimately for his complete body of work that still goes unnoticed, for some inane reason lost on this reviewer: BILLY LIAR (think James Thurber
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Ian Buruma is a British-Dutch writer and academic, much of whose work focuses on the culture of Asia, particularly that of 20th-century Japan, where he lived and worked for many years.
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