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When the cinematographer Christopher Doyle appeared at the Edinburgh film festival in 2008, he interviewed himself, because, he said, he would ask more difficult questions. Here are some of his answers. On film school. “Film school is only good for...

November 2003: Recently, Alan Parker was asked to name his five favourite films. He thought about this, felt the reflex twitch towards Citizen Kane, then realised he didn’t have an open mind when he first met Charles Foster Kane in Orson Welles’s...

Two days after opening night, and Jessica Lange’s Midwestern drawl has turned into a weary croak. She is, she confesses, “a little worn out. My voice has taken quite a hit. It’s that thing after the opening, your whole body wants to relax, fina...

Elizabeth Wurtzel has ordered coffee. Before it comes, a detour. A few years ago, I was interviewing Spalding Gray, a writer who makes art out of autobiography. He had written a book called Impossible Vacation. He called it a memoir, his publishers c...

Mr Stenhouse was quite clear. The word “fuck” was fine, as long as the context justified it. We were 15 years old, and my favourite teacher was giving us permission to swear. He looked around the classroom. “For instance,” he said. “I’m a...

In a long and varied career, Brian Cox has specialised in flawed, powerful men. He’s been King Lear, Hermann Goring, Hannibal Lecter. He’s currently playing Lyndon Johnson on Broadway. As Logan Roy, the patriarch of Jesse Armstrong’s brilliant...







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