Beginning in 1960, with John Wayne's The Alamo and Otto Preminger's Exodus , still photographer Goldman has taken pictures on the sets of nearly 70 films. Assembled here are not the standard publicity shots one sees in newspapers and magazines, but the candid, much more revealing glimpses of the process of making movies. Goldman does supply a text of sorts, but he is much more eloquent with a camera than he is with a pen. There are nearly 200 black-and-white photographs, all of them testimony to the strange and wonderful mixture of boredom and excitement that pervades the set of any film. This is the best book of its kind since Bob Willoughby's The Platinum Years (1974). Thomas Wiener, formerly with ``American Film,'' Washington, D.C.