This annual review of cinema includes information about the industry as well as speculation on its future and possible developments. The centrepiece of this book is an interview with Robert Altman, director of the film "The Player". This year's diarist is Bertrand Tavernier, the director of "The Remains of the Day". Other contributors include George Miller, Jaco van Dormael, Derek Jarman and Gus van Sant.
John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was 'Catch Us If You Can' in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making.