Praise for God’s Own Country: A Special Issue
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Inside God’s Own Country: A Special Issue
CHAPTER 1: A review of God’s Own Country
Alex Heeney reviews God’s Own Country, a moving coming-of-age story and a swoon-worthy romance about small gestures that signal major changes.
CHAPTER 2: An interview with the director and leads
Director Francis Lee and stars Josh O’Connor & Alec Secareanu discuss the making of the film
CHAPTER 3: Behind the Lens
Elena Lazic interviews Cinematographer Joshua James Richards about adapting to a director’s vision and creating a sense of place in God’s Own Country and The Rider.
CHAPTER 4: Director Francis Lee on the craft of GOC
Director Francis Lee talks about the technical aspects of making his first feature, from sound design to camera movement to the editing process.
CHAPTER 5: Bright Young Things: Josh O’Connor
Alex Heeney surveys the career of star Josh O’Connor and how past roles prepared him to play Johnny Saxby. She also interviews O’Connor about creating Johnny and his past work. This is the most in-depth survey of his work available.
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About the authors
Alex is the Editor-in-Chief of Seventh Row. She fell in love with God’s Own Country at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and has been telling everyone she knows to see it ever since. Alex wrote the first four chapters.
Elena is a Contributing Editor at Seventh Row. She is fascinated by how cinematographers work and think and has been instrumental in starting our Behind The Lens series. Elena wrote the final chapter, in which she interviews cinematographer Joshua James Richards.