Heaven And Hell To Play With

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Jones uncovers the fascinating inside story of the making of this film, one of the American Film Institutes's 100 Greatest Thrillers. Every aspect is revealed of the film's development and production - casting, design, shooting, scoring, and editing - to the profound disappointment upon its release. This book is the result of over a decade of archival research and interviews with a dozen key people associated with the film, including Grubb, Gregory, actors Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish and cinematographer ...
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Overview

Jones uncovers the fascinating inside story of the making of this film, one of the American Film Institutes's 100 Greatest Thrillers. Every aspect is revealed of the film's development and production - casting, design, shooting, scoring, and editing - to the profound disappointment upon its release. This book is the result of over a decade of archival research and interviews with a dozen key people associated with the film, including Grubb, Gregory, actors Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish and cinematographer Stanley Cortez. Their oral histories, along with numerous artifacts and film stills, are here deftly assembled into an account that is as compelling as the movie it celebrates.
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Editorial Reviews

American Cinematographer
Preston Neal Jones interviewed cinematographer Stanley Cortez at length...[his] recollections about the creation of this landmark film make for highly compelling reading.
March 2003
Film Comment
HEAVEN AND HELL TO PLAY WITH offers the kind of back story actually worth one's undivided attention.
March 2003
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879109745
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Series: Theater Yearbook Series
  • Edition description: 1ST LIMELI
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.89 (d)

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