Not Quite A Memoir

Not Quite A Memoir

Of Films, Books, the World

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Not Quite a Memoir is a unique collection of pieces about the many filmmakers and writers from around the globe—Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East—who populate Judy Stone's world. In these articles, we clearly hear their voices as they talk art, politics, and culture. We get to see past the cinema screens and past the pages of books and hear lively conversations about personal freedoms, political change, nationalism, religion, women in society, gays in society, the influence of history, ideas about creating a better tomorrow, and much more.In this book, Stone talks with and writes about more than 120 creative people who range from the pioneer Inuit filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk to the great Polish poet/essayist Czeslaw Milosz; from the innovative Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami to the writer/provocateur Jean Genet; from the tantalizing Turkish storyteller Orhan Pamuk to the “underground” Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke. From Israeli Amos Gitai to Palestinian Elia Suleiman, filmmakers whose films are devilish irritants to their own “tribes.” From popular actors Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack to actor/filmmaker Liev Schreiber. . . .

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In this compilation of interviews, Stone, who was a film critic for The San Francisco Chronicle for 30 years, discusses personal freedom, political upheaval, religion and other topics with 120 filmmakers and writers, including Czeslaw Milosz, Jia Zhangke, Orhan Pamuk, Jeremy Irons, and Gus Van Sant. Some of the interviews were published as early as 1964; some have never been published. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Los Angeles : Silman-James Press, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781879505919
Characteristics: xviii, 486 p. : ill. ; 26 cm


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