Blade Runners, Deer Hunters, and Blowing the Bloody Doors Off
My Life in Cult Movies
By (author) Michael Deeley
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Blade Runners, Deer Hunters, and Blowing the Bloody Doors Off by Michael Deeley
Book DescriptionOne man links "The Deer Hunter", "Blade Runner", "The Italian Job", "Don't Look Now", "The Wicker Man" and "The Man Who Fell To Earth". Producer Michael Deeley, an urbane Englishman in Hollywood, had to fight wars to get these movies made, from defending the legendary sex scene of "Don't Look Now" from a disapproving Warren Beatty to seizing control of "Convoy" from a cocaine-ridden Sam Peckinpah. This is a no-holds-barred look at the true stories behind some of the greatest cult movies ever made.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571239191
(242mm x 160mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Deeley
Blade Runners, Deer Hunters, and Blowing the Bloody Doors Off, Paperback / softback (January 2011)
A fascinating journey through the career of one of our top producers. You'll enjoy this book. I did." Michael Caine"
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One man links The Deer Hunter, Blade Runner and The Man Who Fell to Earth. This tells the stories behind some of the greatest cult movies ever made. It is suitable for any fan of British cinema.
US Kirkus Review » Brief memoir of the Oscar-winning producer's half-century in the British and American film industries.Deeley helped produce some landmark movies, including The Deer Hunter (1978), which netted him an Academy Award for Best Picture, and the influential, visually stunning SF classic Blade Runner (1982). He also produced such lesser-known '60s and '70s gems as British heist film The Italian Job, the David Bowie - starring The Man Who Fell to Earth and the Sam Peckinpah - directed Convoy. Deeley started out in his native England in the early '50s, rising from a job earning (UKP)7.50 per week as an assistant editor to the position of independent producer. The book's first half, detailing his memories of Britain's low-budget moviemaking system, will likely be the most revelatory for American film buffs. The recollections that follow, about The Deer Hunter, Blade Runner and other Hollywood productions, are somewhat less satisfying, due in part to their brevity, but also to Deeley's reluctance to dish any dirt on the volatile characters he's dealt with over the years. He tells a few tales about the notoriously hard-drinking Peckinpah, who could be brutal to his casts and crews, and about difficult Deer Hunter director Michael Cimino, but film enthusiasts will probably have seen better stories elsewhere. (Cimino in particular was much more memorably profiled in Steven Bach's 1985 classic, Final Cut.) Nonetheless, the book provides some amusing moments. When Steven Spielberg came to see star Harrison Ford on the set of Blade Runner, Deeley didn't recognize the director and ignored him, which subsequently created tension with the prickly Ford.A diverting though superficial insider's account. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Michael Deeley
Michael Deeley's films as producer include The Italian Job (1969), The Man Who Fell to Earth (1975), The Deer Hunter (1978, for which he won an Oscar(r)), and Blade Runner (1982). As MD and later owner of British Lion Films he oversaw Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now (1973) and Robin Hardy's The Wicker Man (1973), and went on to become President of EMI Films Inc. He is a founding member and Deputy Chairman of The British Screen Advisory Council.
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