Ryan Gilbey

Ryan Gilbey’s Don’t Worry Me, about American cinema in the 1970s, is due from Faber in March.

One afternoon in May 1995, I rang Ken Loach to try to persuade him to play Fantasy Filmmaking. In fact I had to call a number of British directors, and ask each one to imagine the kind of movie he or she would make given a bottomless budget. ‘An unlimited budget would be a liability,’ Loach said. ‘The more you spend, the more restricted you are because the more money...

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