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Melissa McCarthy

Great Britain, London

About Me:

Where I work: I am an individual working from home


Fun stuff:

Films I wish I had made:

Don't Look Back by D.A. Pennebaker, Ali - the Greatest by William Klein, The Battle of Algiers by Pontecorvo, Point Break with Keanu Reeves, Transformer by A Cattin and P Kostomarov, Zidane: a Portrait of the 21st Century by D Gordon and P Parreno, Svyato by Viktor Kossakovsky. Fleisch!, a horror movie starring Donald Sutherland.

I cried watching:

most things.
Scorsese's Bob Dylan documentary.

I left the cinema during:

Straub-Huillet's Une visite au Louvre. Don’t ask.

Directors I love:

John Huston, Leon Gast, the great Werner Herzog. Alex Cox.

Actors I admire:

Peter Cushing, Christopher Walken, Keanu.

Prof Ian Christie, who is not an actor but a film expert at Birkbeck College, but there is no category in SP cards for those.
Nor for DVD distributors; Second Run films are good. I’m making a claim here for the idea that a film culture requires more than filmmakers alone: distributors, festivals, commissioning editors, audiences, patrons, scholars etc can all help to shape and develop the art form.

My desert island discs:

Do It Twice by Bob Marley, Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, Here I Am Baby by Marcia Griffiths, Bob Dylan back catalogue. Marilyn Manson’s cover of I Put a Spell on You.

Books I have given my friends:

Get Your Documentary Funded and Distributed by Jess Search and Melissa McCarthy. Remainder by Tom McCarthy. Biggest Elvis by PF Kluge. You are the Ref. Mouse Trouble by John Yeoman and Quentin Blake.

My death row meal:

Macaroni, with mushrooms.

The best thing I own:

books and football boots