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Petulia : Self and Sensibility in the Summer of Lost Love (Paperback) (Tom Silvestri)
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An enduring and highly influential classic from one of the most innovative filmmakers of the twentieth century, Petulia is a funny, fast-moving, and ferociously cinematic exploration of San Francisco and America at large circa 1967, directed by Richard Lester, produced by Raymond Wagner, and starring Julie Christie and George C. Scott. In this inspired and inspiring book - the first-ever full-length study of the film - Tom Silvestri explores the movie's origins, production, themes, impact, and ongoing relevance with the warmth, wit, and wise insights of an industry insider.
Tom Silvestri, a Hollywood veteran of more than three decades, has worked variously as an acclaimed motion picture and TV story analyst, executive, and freelance consultant at Columbia Pictures, NBC, New Regency Pictures, HBO, New Line Cinema, Lionsgate, and more than fifty other major companies in Los Angeles. A graduate of the NYU film school, he attended USC's graduate Professional Writing program as well as studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York. A former book club editor, musician, and music journalist, he has guest-lectured at universities and has a slate of movie projects in development as a screenwriter and producer.