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Nothing Lost Forever: The Films of Tom Schiller
     

Nothing Lost Forever: The Films of Tom Schiller

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by Michael Streeter
 

"Tom Schiller is a dangerous, whirling dervish of comedy, whom I both fear and adore. Read this book and you'll see what I mean." - Anjelica Huston

Tom Schiller was among the first to join the Saturday Night Live team in 1975. Recognized more for his work than his name, Schiller spent a total of eleven years with the show, writing sketches and

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"Tom Schiller is a dangerous, whirling dervish of comedy, whom I both fear and adore. Read this book and you'll see what I mean." - Anjelica Huston

Tom Schiller was among the first to join the Saturday Night Live team in 1975. Recognized more for his work than his name, Schiller spent a total of eleven years with the show, writing sketches and directing short films. He directed John Belushi at age 90 in Don't Look Back in Anger; Phil Hartman and Jan Hooks lip-synced to Bing Crosby in the musical Love in a Dream; and Bill Murray played a homeless man who thinks he's a brilliant Shakespearean actor in Perchance to Dream. With his memorable short films, Schiller added an element of heart and style to Saturday Night Live.

Many took notice of Schiller's unique filmmaking vision, including producer Lorne Michaels and MGM, who signed Schiller to write and direct his first feature film. Nothing Lasts Forever, a clever science fiction comedy with strong aspects of social satire, starred Zach Galligan and Bill Murray. Sadly, with MGM facing financial uncertainty, Schiller's forgotten masterpiece was never released. Nothing Loast Forever takes a thorough look into the films and career of Tom Schiller, through his own eyes and through those who have worked closely with him.

"Every SNL performer trust Schiller. We were all as in love with his visions as he was." - Dan Aykroyd

Featuring:

* Foreword by Tom Davis

* Extensive new interviews with Tom Schiller, Dan Aykroyd, Peter Aykroyd, Judity Belushi Pisano, Chevy Chase, Zach Galligan, Teri Garr, Victoria Jackson, Lorne Michaels, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, Laila Nabulsi, Lauren Tom and many others

* Rare, never-before-seen photos - over 100 in total

* Various annotated scripts of the short film Don't Look Back in Anger

* The original Nothing Lasts Forever program

and much, much more!

"I hate it when throw around the word 'genius,' so I'll just say that Tom Schiller is an 'asshole.' Any true fan of Saturday Night Live should read this book - it's genius." - Jimmy Fallon

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593930325
Publisher:
BearManor Media
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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Nothing Lost Forever: The Films of Tom Schiller 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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If you mention Tom Schiller by name, you'd get a blank stare, but if you mention the black-and-white film where the late John Belushi dances at the graves of his dead SNL co-stars or the short film where the late Phil Hartman dances with Jan Hooks, you instantly remember the guy. I'm a SNL fan who treasured those short films and have appreciated the work of Tom Schiller. 'Nothing Lost Forever' is a very comprehensive book, with rare photos and lots of revealing stores. Schiller details each project and his one feature film as if he did them last week -- not thirty-five years ago. It's a good read for those inspiring filmmakers. Streeter's writing style is very complementary to Schiller. If you own Tom Schales' SNL book, this should also be included in your library.