Writer, designer and filmmaker David Cammell speaks Friday, Nov. 2, UNK Nebraskan Student Union

Dr. Sam Umland
English professor, 308.865.8319 or umlands@unk.edu

The University of Nebraska at Kearney and The UNK Department of English 


Featured speaker: 


Friday, November 2, 2007 
12:15 p.m. 
Cedar Room, Student Union 

            “Trains and Cinematic Narrative: The Ticket to Box-Office Success” 

Writer, designer, and filmmaker David Cammell was born in London, the son of the esteemed poet, playwright, and art critic Charles Richard Cammell (1890-1968), heir to the Cammell-Laird shipbuilding fortune, the unofficial poet laureate of Scotland, and the first biographer of Aleister 
Crowley. In the early 1960s, David Cammell formed the now legendary Cammell, Hudson and Brownjohn Associates with future film director Hugh Hudson (Chariots of Fire) and John Brownjohn, the latter one of the foremost designers in the world. By the mid-1960s, Mr. Cammell’s circle of friends 
encompassed designers, musicians, artists, authors, world filmmakers and actors. In 1968 he co-produced the motion picture Performance, written and co-directed by his brother, Donald Cammell, starring James Fox and Mick Jagger. After a period of making TV commercials with Hugh Hudson, in 1975 
Mr. Cammell produced the science fiction masterpiece The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) starring David Bowie. Mr. Cammell’s familiarity with rock culture enabled him to produce several music videos in the 1980s, including the award-winning short “All You Zombies” by The Hooters. He went on to co-produce the startling adaptation of Daniel Dafoe’s classic Robinson Crusoe, titled Crusoe (1989) starring Aidan Quinn. His friendship with Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci led to Mr. Cammell developing, but 
not producing, the award-winning motion picture Little Buddha (1993) starring Keanu Reeves. 
Mr. Cammell remains a major force in the world film scene today. 

For information contact Sam Umland, Department of English, umlands@unk.edu