A Life in Movies: Stories from 50 years in Hollywood (Hardback)Irwin Winkler (author)
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In A Life in Movies, his charming and insightful memoir, Winkler tells the stories of his careerthrough his many films as a producer and then as a writer and director, charting the changes inHollywood over the past decades. Winkler started in the famous William Morris mailroom and made hisfirst film-starring Elvis-in the last days of the old studio system. Beginning in the late 1960s, and thenfor decades to come, he produced a string of provocative andinfluential films, making him one of the most critically lauded,prolific, and commercially successfulproducers of his era.
This is an engrossing and candid book, a beguilingexploration of what it means to be a producer, from howrights get purchased and scripts developed to actors cast,directors managed, film edited, and awards won. Filled withtales of legendary and beloved films, as well as some not-so-legendaryand forgotten ones, A Life in Movies takes readersbehind the scenes and into the history of Hollywood.Irwin Winkler is an American film producer, writer, and director. He is the recipient of numerous American and international honors.
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
"Cramming in a dizzying amount of day-to-day detail (he's kept a diary for 30 years), Winkler briskly captures the hustle and bustle, the raw deals and lucky breaks, of getting movies made." -- Total Film
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