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Overview

This book features the behind-the-scenes stories of eighty important moments in film history, both on and off the screen. From Robert DeNiro’s iconic “You talkin’ to me?” scene in Taxi Driver to the strange case of Brandon Lee’s death while filming The Crow, this book details the unique circumstances of artistic creation: how the shot was made or the bizarre and often dangerous lengths a director or actor will go to for the perfect take.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The celebrated scene of Harrison Ford shooting a scimitar-swirling assassin was made particularly zippy because the star had an urgent need to use the lavatory..."—The Independent
 
"Opens up the true stories behind the myths and legends, and reveals much more besides."—Sight and Sound
 
"The concept here is one that will have film buffs in seventh heaven...Clarke's obvious enthusiasm for his subject communicates itself on every page."—Good Book Guide
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408109878
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/15/2010
  • Series: Professional Media Practice Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Clarke is a Columnist and former Film Critic for The Independent. He has reviewed for the major film magazines including Screen International and Sight and Sound, written features for Variety and reviewed and contributed to nearly all the national newspapers in the UK. He has sat on international film juries panels for the BFI London Film Festival and Palm Springs and compared notes with Jonathan Ross for the BBC4 World Cinema Awards.

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