Lights, Camera..Travel!: On-the-Road Tales from Screen Storytellers

Lights, Camera..Travel!: On-the-Road Tales from Screen Storytellers

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by Andrew McCarthy
     
 

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Lights, Camera...Travel! Travel stories from screen storytellers including Alec Baldwin, Brooke Shields, Richard E Grant, Neil LaBute, Bruce Beresford and Sandra Bernhard. Since the ancient Greeks, actors have been society's storytellers. And ever since Hollywood first left the back lot, these storytellers have been traveling to far-flung corners of the world to tell

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Lights, Camera...Travel! Travel stories from screen storytellers including Alec Baldwin, Brooke Shields, Richard E Grant, Neil LaBute, Bruce Beresford and Sandra Bernhard. Since the ancient Greeks, actors have been society's storytellers. And ever since Hollywood first left the back lot, these storytellers have been traveling to far-flung corners of the world to tell those tales. We decided to ask some of the most widely traveled people in the film industry to sit down and tell us their own stories - personal, inspiring, funny, embarrassing and human experiences from their time on the road. Edited by Andrew McCarthy (Pretty in Pink, Less Than Zero, National Geographic Traveler contributing editor) and Don George (A Moveable Feast, Tales from Nowhere, National Geographic Traveler contributing editor).

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Publishers Weekly
Editors McCarthy and George compiled 33 stories about traveling from people in the entertainment industry, including actors, directors, producers, writers, and cinematographers. Some highlight their work experiences, such as Nick Ray's "Behind the Scenes: Filming Tomb Raider at Angkor Wat" where he recalls the beauty and the difficulties of shooting the film in Cambodia. Actress Brooke Shields writes about her trip building igloos in the Arctic for a travel piece in Marie Claire. The most evocative pieces, however, are about family vacations. In "India: A Family Portrait," actress Stephanie March gives a charming account of a slightly dysfunctional vacation with her sister and mother. Actor Anthony Edwards tells of his beautiful and enriching trip around the world in a private plane with his wife and four children, visiting 30 countries in 310 days. In "Islands in the Storm," writer and actor Dan Bucatinsky remembers visiting his partner's family farm in Dublin and watching the attacks on the World Trade Center in a restaurant where he "wanted to drop everything and run the way one does when someone they love is in trouble." Alec Baldwin kicks off the collection with his adorable account of how a lifelong New Yorker begrudgingly learned to love Los Angeles.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781742208664
Publisher:
Lonely Planet Publications
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
Lonely Planet Travel Literature
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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Lights, Camera..Travel!: On-the-Road Tales from Screen Storytellers 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This does not have the names listed on the cover. There is no Johnny Depp for instance. There is more missing as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a nice easy and entertaining read about everywhere.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like reading a People magazine; the title promises much more than the prose delivers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed all the short stories by people in the entertainment industry who travel, both for work and pleasure. Wanted to take a trip after reading this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for people who like to read in small amounts of time. I am more the devour the book type, so I did read it but in small moments. Some stories more interesting than others, and I must admit I never heard of many of the storytellers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Miss_Katy More than 1 year ago
Some of the stories were interesting and well-written, but the majority I found to be pretentious, and not very well-written. Overall, I would not recommend this book unless you have a star-crush on one of the storytellers and just want to read something they wrote.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Where is camp?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What age would this be appropriate for?