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Jason Wood

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231171977

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.001.0001

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Michael Winterbottom

Michael Winterbottom

(p.155) Michael Winterbottom
Last Words

Jason Wood

Columbia University Press

This chapter presents an interview with filmmaker Michael Winterbottom. Winterbottom is one of the most prolific and productive directors at work anywhere in the world. His films include Butterfly Kiss (Official Competition, Berlin Film Festival, 1995), The Shock Doctrine (Sundance Film Festival, 2009), The Killer Inside Me (In Competition, Berlin Film Festival, 2010), and The Trip (Toronto Film Festival, 2010). The present interview took place on the eve of the release of Trishna (2012), an adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Ubervilles, set in present-day rural Rajasthan and the thriving metropolis of Mumbai. The interview covered topics such as the changes that Winterbottom made to Tess of the D'Ubervilles; what it was about Hardy's work that appeals and what qualities make it suitable for the screen; and whether he watched Polanski's take on the novel.

Keywords:   Michael Winterbottom, Trishna, Tess of the D'Uberville, interviews, film directors, filmmakers, filmmaking

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