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Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab has been writing about film for The Independent since the 1990s. He is also a senior correspondent at Screen International. His books include ‘Stairways to Heaven: Rebuilding the British Film Industry’ (2018), ‘Ingmar Bergman: The Life and Films of the Last Great European Director’, ‘Delivering Dreams: A Century of British Film Distribution’, ‘The Making of Taxi Driver’, ‘Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema’, ‘Screen Epiphanies’ and ‘J Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry’.

W Eugene Smith film Minamata pulls in contradictory directions

Writer-director Andrew Levitas indulges his lead actor, sometimes holding scenes for too long as the photographer gets extravagantly drunk or struggles to cope with his near permanent hangovers


Geoffrey Macnab Infected Hollywood: Why filmmakers love disease

As coronavirus spreads across the world, Geoffrey Macnab looks at the rash of films about epidemics that all of a sudden are being given a patina of plausibility

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Geoffrey Macnab Why Sam Mendes’s Golden Globe-winning film 1917 isn’t original

The epic war film, which won Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director at the Golden Globes earlier this week, has striking similarities to other First World War films, says Geoffrey Macnab 

How Hollywood star Jean Seberg was destroyed by the FBI

As a biopic about the troubled actor arrives in UK cinemas, Geoffrey Macnab looks back at one of the strangest and most contradictory film careers of the postwar years

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