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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
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Albert J.Luxford, the Gimmick Man: Memoir of a Special Effects Maestro

              Albert J.Luxford, the Gimmick Man: Memoir of a Special Effects Maestro (Paperback)

              By Luxford, Albert J.; Owen, Gareth; Foreword by Llewelyn, Desmond

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              In this memoir, Albert Luxford reminisces with great humour about his life and works in the film and television industry. He is greatly respected for special effects, especially in the James Bond movies and the Carry On series.

              ISBN 9780786411504
              Released NZ 31 Jan 2002
              Publisher McFarland & Co Inc
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