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Barry Staff

Writer, Producer

Great Britain , London

Current Work Details

What I do

Mostly write


Desert Rat Features


+44(0)20 8942 5


Where I work

I am an individual working from home


Paid Work or Collaboration

Shooters Q&A

Films I wish I had made

1940s? His Girl Friday (so much about politics); My Darling Clementine (so much about love); The Third Man (so much about human nature). The 60s? Once Upon a Time in the West. 2001. Blow-Up. The Ipcress File. Point Blank (all movies about limited comprehension).

I cried watching

The smooch while listening through shared earbuds in A Quiet Place. The stillbirth in Roma.

I left the cinema during

a Kieslowski, due to noise from the action movie playing in adjacent auditorium.

Directors I love

Still coming up trumps: Anderson (Wes), Malick, Haneke, Fincher, Ramsay, Denis, Verhoeven, Villeneuve, CuarĂ³n.

Actors I admire

Lee Marvin. James Caan. Tilda Swinton. Samantha Morton. Joaquin Phoenix.

Writers I respect

Milo Addica, the Coens, Dudley Nichols, Mankiewicz (Herman J.) - latter not least for getting Ben Hecht to Hollywood

My desert island discs

Those in my vertebrae

Books I have given my friends

'A Season in Hell' - as a loan. 20 years on, he claims it's been his all along. Any reason in hell why I can't borrow it?

My death row meal

A fig - to be devoured as in Women in Love (1969).

The best thing I own

Sanity - in a crazy world. Or am I just deluded?

More about me

Give me credit!!!!!!!!!