Author Spotlight

Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab writes on film for the Independent, Sight & Sound, the Guardian, and Screen International. He is the author of The Making of “Taxi Driver,” Key Moments in Cinema, Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema, J. Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry, Ingmar Bergman: The Life and Films of the Last Great European Director, and Filmcraft: Producing.

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Lord of the Flies: Trouble in Paradise
Lord of the Flies: Trouble in Paradise

Theater legend Peter Brook’s approach to bringing the classic fable about human savagery to the screen was radical in its straightforwardness.

By Geoffrey Macnab

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The Tin Drum: Bang the Drum Loudly
The Tin Drum: Bang the Drum Loudly

Despite the acclaim, Volker Schlöndorff always felt his adaptation of Günter Grass’s novel was incomplete. Thirty years later, he set to work on his director’s cut.

By Geoffrey Macnab

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The Browning Version

Contemplating Anthony “Puffin” Asquith’s career, it is striking how self-effacing he eventually became, both as a filmmaker and as a personality. In the silent era, Asquith was every bit as flashy and inventive as his near contemporary Alfred H…

By Geoffrey Macnab