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Neil Burger is a Connecticutmarker-born film director who has filmed the pseudo-documentary, Interview with the Assassin (2002), and the period drama, The Illusionist (2006).

Life and work

After attending the Greenwich Country Day School and Brunswick School in Greenwich CT, Burger graduated from Yale Universitymarker with a degree in fine arts and later became involved with experimental film in the 1980s.

Burger, who directed and wrote Interview with an Assassin, won Best Feature for the film at the Woodstock Film Festival.[311530] Interview with the Assassin was also been nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards, including best First Feature.

Burger recently filmed The Illusionist, which he adapted for the big screen from the Steven Millhauser short story, "Eisenheim the Illusionist." The Illusionist premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The film also opened the 2006 Seattle International Film Festival and had a limited release in theaters on August 18, 2006.

Burger has said that he is working on adapting "The Big Knockover," a short story by Dashiell Hammett.

Burger is set to direct a drama for Universal that follows criminals in New York City who band together to search and take out terrorists themselves, when the police searches begin interfering with their business.

In June, 2009, The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Biz Blog reported that Universal and Imagine Entertainment were in talks with Neil Burger to write and direct a remake of "Bride of Frankenstein".




See also


  1. Cinema Fusion, Retrieved on January 17, 2007

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