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A Life Behind the Scenes: From Pinewood to Hollywood (Hardback)

A Life Behind the Scenes: From Pinewood to Hollywood (Hardback) (Hardback)

By Hitchcock, Paul
With Owen, Gareth

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This is the HARDBACK version. After serving his film apprenticeship his film apprenticeship at Pinewood Studios between 1946 and 1962, Paul Hitchcock left at the invitation of United Artists to work on five of their major productions until he was later head-hunted by Paramount Pi...ctures to oversee their entire international production arm. Subsequently as Head Of International Production for Warner Bros. for over twenty years, he oversaw scores of movies ranging from Gorillas In The Mist, Superman I & II, Batman (1989), Full Metal Jacket, Empire Of The Sun, Outland, Barry Lyndon, A Clockwork Orange, Firefox, Little Shop of Horrors to Greystoke. There were also films that never quite made it into production, such as David Lean's version of The Bounty and his ill-fated Nostromo, and a multi-million dollar biopic of Polish President Lech Wa sa which the studio believed would be the next Driving Miss Daisy. Later as an independent Producer and Executive Producer he helmed films such as First Knight, Mission Impossible I & II, The Saint, The Man in the Iron Mask, Phantom Of The Opera and Fred Claus. This is his inside story of these and many other Hollywood blockbusters! London-born Paul Hitchcock spent most of his childhood living near Pinewood Studios, and after a chance suggestion by one of his teachers to Paul's father, he joined the studio as a junior in their accounts department. Thus began a 50 plus year involvement in the movie business. Now semi-retired Paul lives in Berkshire with his wife Lidia and along with going to the movies, is a passionate golfer. Gareth Owen has authored and ghost-written 12 film-related books and biographies, including three with Sir Roger Moore. He is based at Pinewood Studios.
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ISBN 9781593938963
Released NZ 30 Jan 2016
Publisher Bearmanor Media
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781593938963
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Bearmanor Media
Imprint BearManor Media
Released 30 Jan 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hitchcock, Paul
With Owen, Gareth
Category Individual Actors & Performers
Performing Arts: Films, Cinema
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Number of Pages 294 pp
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 562g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade