Colin MacCabe on THE LONG DAY CLOSES
The Long Day Closes • 13m
In this interview, conducted in New York in 2013, film critic and professor Colin MacCabe describes his former role as the head of the BFI Production Board, which funded director Terence Davies’s early films DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION and DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES. As an executive producer of THE LONG DAY CLOSES, MacCabe also discusses the financial obstacles encountered by Davies’s films and the unique process of actualizing one of his scripts.
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In this interview, production designer Christopher Hobbs describes building sets for THE LONG DAY CLOSES, creating the special effects, and the unique process of reconstructing director Terence Davies’s childhood memories. The interview was conducted at Hobbs’s home in France in September 2013.
Dissolves in THE LONG DAY CLOSES
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