The Film Crew of Hollywood: Profiles of Grips, Cinematographers, Designers, a Gaffer, a Stuntman and a Makeup Artist
Before the advent of CGI and digital filmmaking, highly skilled film crews created the on-screen production magic that made classic Hollywood films timeless and engaging. Because of their proprietary talents, these professionals were continuously sought after. Directors respected and demanded them.
Actors loved and befriended them. Encapsulating these rare relationships and the life-long dedication to their craft, THE FILM CREW OF HOLLYWOOD illuminates the extraordinary careers of ten motion picture crew members who worked during Hollywood’s Independent age of film and television production. Covering the period from 1950 to 1985, this book reveals the anecdotal tales and trade secrets that are fast becoming a lost art.
Utilizing individual interviews and never before seen archival crew photographs of everyone from Steve McQueen and Jerry Lewis to Tom Hanks and Roman Polanski, this book provides a celebratory back story to the production of classic films such as Little Big Man, Chinatown, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, King Kong, The Searchers, Bullitt, Catch-22, and The Hustler, to name a fraction of titles covered.
Encompassing humorously memorable stories taken directly from the trenches, THE FILM CREW OF HOLLYWOOD also offers an educational treatment of filmmaking’s most indispensable techniques.
If you’re a classic film and television fan, or just love the art of movies, THE FILM CREW OF HOLLYWOOD was written expressly for you.
August 2014: First Entertainment Credit Union: Jim Udel
November 15, 2013: Examiner.com: New book looks at Hollywood film crew members
December 11, 2013: Philly.com: Movies by the book
Book Signing: February 1, 2014 at Book Soup in Hollywood, CA