VH191 John Boorman
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with John Boorman

Interviewed by: Jim Sheridan

John Boorman discusses his half-century career directing feature films (Point Blank, Deliverance, Excalibur, Hope and Glory); his collaborations with acclaimed actors Lee Marvin, Toshirô Mifune, Marcello Mastroianni, and Sean Connery; and how his WWII childhood experience influenced his career.

Director John Boorman recounts casting the lead roles of Deliverance and how he convinced Jon Voight, who was very hesitant to accept the role, to be in the film.

Boorman recalls a story from Billy Wilder about the amount of "waiting" a director has to expect in his career.

Boorman speaks about shooting his first feature film in color, Point Blank, and how his decision to shoot each scene in a single color made the film more powerful.