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A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away - by Paul Hirsch (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 384

Sub-Genre: Film

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Book theme: General

Author: Paul Hirsch

Language: English

Street Date: November 5, 2019
TCIN: 76570869
UPC: 9781641602556
Item Number (DPCI): 248-75-3310

Description

A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last fifty years as seen through the eyes of Paul Hirsch, the Oscar-winning film editor who worked on such classics as George Lucas's Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, Brian De Palma's Carrie and Mission: Impossible, Herbert Ross's Footloose and Steel Magnolias, John Hughes's Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Joel Schumacher's Falling Down, and Taylor Hackford's Ray.

Hirsch breaks down his career movie by movie, offering a riveting look at the decisions that went into creating some of cinema's most iconic scenes. He also provides behind-the-scenes insight into casting, directing, and scoring and intimate portraits of directors, producers, composers, and stars. Part film school primer, part paean to legendary filmmakers and professionals, this funny and insightful book will entertain and inform aficionados and casual moviegoers alike.
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