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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

The 40s? HIS GIRL FRIDAY (all that politics); MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (all that love); THE THIRD MAN (all that 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 sharing earphones in A QUIET PLACE. The stillbirth in ROMA. All of MARIANNE and LEONARD.

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!!!!!!!!!