The Shepperton Story: The History of the World-Famous Film Studio

The Shepperton Story: The History of the World-Famous Film Studio

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The Shepperton Story: The History of the World-Famous Film Studio by Gareth Owen

Crammed with information and rare pictures from the famous Shepperton Studios, this exhaustive and affectionate history features interviews with scores of filmmakers, along with scores of others who make up Shepperton's history. From assistants to directors, producers, stars, prop men, production managers, and studio executives, the author of this has interviewed more than 200 industry people and has painstakingly researched the history of the studio site from its first recorded use in the Domesday Book through its redevelopment as one of Britain’s first major film studios in 1932. The studio's story covers everything from housing classic movies featuring comedy great Will Hay, to blood-churning horrors starring Todd Slaughter through the studio’s covert use during World War II as a camouflage manufacturing plant, and on to its reopening with great classics such as The Tales Of Hoffman and I’m Alright Jack, and on to modern greats such as Flash Gordon, Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, The Crying Game, Chaplin, Gladiator, Troy, Batman: The Beginning, and The Golden Compass.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780752449708
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 05/01/2009
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Gareth Owen formed his own film production company at Pinewood, currently works with Sir Roger Moore and his production company, and is the author of The Pinewood Story and Roger Moore. Sir Roger Moore is best known for his portrayal of James Bond from 1973–1985. Leslie Gilliat is a film producer.

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