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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’.

Geoffrey Macnab How Toy Story helped Pixar change cinema

As Pixar’s first animated feature turns 25, Geoffrey Macnab explores what makes its titles surefire crowd-pleasers

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Geoffrey Macnab Why did the great plays of Arthur Miller make for such bad films?

While film versions of plays by Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee did roaring trade at the box office, Miller’s work stuttered. But 60 years on, ‘The Misfits’ stands as the purest and least compromised of any of the films in which Miller was involved, says Geoffrey Macnab


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


Geoffrey Macnab From Love Story to Fifty Shades: Why proper tear-jerkers are over

‘Love Story’ is being re-released in the US this month in time for Valentine’s Day to mark its 50th anniversary, but when it comes to romantic dating movies in Hollywood, humour has now become their main ingredient, says Geoffrey Macnab

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