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Phil Joanou


Phil Joanou was born on November 20, 1961 in La Cañada, California, USA. He is a director and assistant director, known for State of Grace (1990), U2: Rattle and Hum (1988) and Three O'Clock High (1987). See full bio »

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Known For

State of Grace Director
(1990)
(1988)
(1987)
Final Analysis Director
(1992)

Filmography

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 2016/I The Veil
 2015 Chris Tucker Live (TV Special documentary)
 2006 U2: 18 Videos (Video) (music video director)
 2006 Gridiron Gang
 2005 U2: All Because of You (Video short)
 2003 Naked Hotel (TV Movie)
 2002 U2: The Best of 1990-2000 (Video documentary) (videos "If God Will Send His Angels", "One")
 1999 U2: The Best of 1980-1990 (Video documentary) (videos "Bad", "When Love Comes To Town", "One Tree Hill")
 1999/I Entropy
 1998 14 Up in America (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 U2: If God Will Send His Angels (Video short)
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1993 Wild Palms (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 1992 Bon Jovi: Keep the Faith (Video short)
 1992 U2: One, Version 3 (Video short)
 1991 Age 7 in America (TV Movie documentary)
 1988 U2: Rattle and Hum (Documentary)
 1985-1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Doll (1986)
- Santa '85 (1985)
 1984 Last Chance Dance (Short)
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Directed U2 and B.B. King's video for "When Love Comes to Town" See more »

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Personal Quote:

I like to move the camera a lot. And I like to do kind of strange angles. Three O'Clock High (1987) is a nightmare, and this kind of movie warrants it. If you're making Ordinary People (1980), it ruins it. But this movie's about a nightmare, and when you make a nightmare you gotta go for it. You gotta make it weird and wild and energetic and jumping around and visuals that are wide and long and ... See more »

Trivia:

As "Final Analysis" and "Heaven's Prisoners" proved to be critical and financial disappointments, Spielberg and Bono of U2 (separately) encouraged Joanou to "write something personal" and "from the heart", resulting in the extensively autobiographical "Entropy". Virtually every detail is based on the director's real life: just as portrayed in the film, the director had a lengthy relationship with... See more »

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