Film Crazy

Film Crazy

Interviews With Hollywood Legends

Book - 2000
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Biographer Patrick McGilligan interviews legendary stars and directors of Hollywood's Golden Age in FILM CRAZY.Patrick McGilligan, the acclaimed biographer of George Cukor, Robert Altman, Jack Nicholson, Fritz Lang and Clint Eastwood, has interviewed many of Hollywood's biggest stars and most important directors.In FILM CRAZY, McGilligan shares some of his fascinating interviews with screen luminaries from his salad days as a young journalist working the Hollywood beat.He rides the presidential campaign bus with Ronald Reagan, visits Alfred Hitchcock on the set of the Master of Suspense's last film, "Family Plot," meets George Stevens at the Brown Derby and conducts the last interview with the director of "Shane" and "Giant." Other interview subjects captured for posterity include rough-and-ready pioneer directors William Wellman and Raoul Walsh; likeable actor Joel McCrea; actress - and the only female director of her era - Ida Lupino; French legend Rene Clair; and lowly-contract- writer-turned-studio-mogul Dore Schary.FILM CRAZY is a must for film students, scholars and professionals.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press ; [Toronto] : Distributed in Canada by McClelland & Stewart, 2000
ISBN: 9780312261313
Characteristics: viii, 279 p., [8] p. of plates : ports. ; 22 cm


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