Let the Credits Roll: Interviews with Film Crew

Let the Credits Roll: Interviews with Film Crew

by Barbara Baker
     
 

What exactly is a best boy or a grip? As the credits roll at the end of every film, listing the names of all the individuals who contributed to its making, many viewers have no idea what these people do. This book reveals the mystery behind the job titles as crew members tell their stories, explaining what their jobs are, how they came to have a career in

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Overview

What exactly is a best boy or a grip? As the credits roll at the end of every film, listing the names of all the individuals who contributed to its making, many viewers have no idea what these people do. This book reveals the mystery behind the job titles as crew members tell their stories, explaining what their jobs are, how they came to have a career in filmmaking and their many experiences both serious and comic.

The author has conducted interviews with 33 accredited members of film production crews from many different American and British films. Each interview includes a brief introduction to the person as well as their filmography. Examples of individuals interviewed include: an assistant director, a best boy, a boom operator, a foley artist, a grip, a set decorator, a storyboard artist and a wrangler.

Editorial Reviews

Classic Images
gives movie lovers a glimpse into the world of the often unsung people who make movies...the stories you'll probably never read elsewhere...an interesting volume
Film & History
film historians can learn from Barbara Baker's book that a great source of what really happens in film productions are the 'little people' at the bottom of the credit roll
Film Review
"the behind-the-scenes anecdotes are many and varied, as well as revealing and informative...the author seems to have asked all the right questions"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786416790
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Pages:
251
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Writer and editor Barbara Baker's long-time interest in film was enhanced when she spent eight years casting film extras for Central Casting Ltd., London. She worked on films directed by Richard Attenborough, David Hare, Stephen Spielberg and many others. She discovered her flair for interviewing while employed as the editor of Upbeat, the magazine for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. She now lives in London, England.

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