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Born: June 29, 1938 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: director, theorist, producer, screenwriter, educator

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Key film theorist who first came to attention with the publication of the relatively accessible (!), still relevant, and still selling book of structuralist theory, "Signs and Meaning in the Cinema" (1969; revised 1972).Wollen began his career in film production as co-writer of Michelangelo Antonioni's "The Passenger" (1975) and then co-directed a series of experimental features, produced under the aegis of the British Film Institute, with wife and fellow theorist Laura Mulvey (the two are now separated). Wollen made his solo directing debut with the cerebral science fiction feature, "Friendship's Death" (1987), about a female alien (Tilda Swinton) who crash-lands in strife-torn Jordan during "Black September" and strikes up a relationship with a male journalist (Bill Paterson).

Key film theorist who first came to attention with the publication of the relatively accessible (!), still relevant, and still selling book of structuralist theory, "Signs and Meaning in the Cinema" (1969; revised 1972).

Wollen began his career in film production as co-writer of Michelangelo Antonioni's "The Passenger" (1975) and then co-directed a series of experimental features, produced under the aegis of the British Film Institute, with wife and fellow theorist Laura Mulvey (the two are now separated). Wollen made his solo directing debut with the cerebral science fiction feature, "Friendship's Death" (1987), about a female alien (Tilda Swinton) who crash-lands in strife-torn Jordan during "Black September" and strikes up a relationship with a male journalist (Bill Paterson).

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DIRECTOR:

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  Friendship's Death (1986) Director
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  Reading the US Press (1985) Director
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  Welcome Aboard Soyuz (1985) Director
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  Crystal Gazing (1982) Director
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  Amy! (1980) Director
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  Penthesilea (1977) Director
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  Riddles of the Sphinx (1976) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Amy! (1980)
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1969:
Published influential work of structuralist film theory, "Signs and Meaning in the Cinema"
1975:
Theatrical feature co-writing debut (with Mark Peploe and director Michelangelo Antonioni), "The Passenger"
1976:
Feature co-writing, co-producing and co-directing debut (with Laura Mulvey), "Riddles of the Sphinx"
1987:
Solo feature directing and writing debut (also from story), "Friendship's Death"
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wife:
Laura Mulvey. Theorist, filmmaker, critic, educator. Co-directed with Wollen several films including "Riddles of the Sphinx"; separated.

Bibliography close complete biography

"Signs and Meaning in the Cinema"
"Readings and Writing" Verso Books

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