Blood and Tinsel
By (author) Jim Sharman
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Blood and Tinsel by Jim Sharman
Book Description'Jim Sharman is one of Australia's visionary greats- low-brow, high-brow, pop yet classical, fearless and fun.'-Baz Luhrmann 'The Sharman/Shaman/Showman firmament twinkles with galaxies as diverse as Rocky Horror, Hair, discovering Kubrick, Lou Reed, Weimar cabaret. He made Australian creativity hip and original and international when it really mattered.'-Geoffrey Rush In Blood & Tinsel, Jim Sharman takes us on an epic personal journey from his colourful childhood in his father's boxing troupe to Tokyo, London, Berlin and Sydney via the international successes of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar. Whether recounting conversations with Lou Reed, giving us the inside story about Rocky Horror or describing a fateful meeting with Patrick White, Jim Sharman casts a brilliant story of the people and events that have shaped the times. Blood & Tinsel ranges from the rough and ready world of outback Australia in the fifties, where boxers and panto dames shared the stage, to the cultural explosions in which Sharman played a part. Blood & Tinsel is a remarkable story ab
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780522853773
(226mm x 160mm x 40mm)
Imprint: The Miegunyah Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
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Book Review: Blood and Tinsel by Jim Sharman - Reviewed by Boomert (12 Jan 2010)
Jim Sharman relays the story of his life rhythmically, like a play or film. Childhood memories of boxing sideshows are cut between information on eras, people, productions, and moments of inspiration. Images from Sharman’s plays, life, and from popular culture also transport the reader into his experience. His writing is distinctly visual, poetic and personal. His recollections of people and moments that have inspired him (from Patrick White, to film, to Dada and Pop Art) are endearing. Despite the few battles (with grief, a bout of depression, and the inevitable end of relationships) Sharman has no complaints with life. His dark streak is transformed into unquestionable talent in daring shows, operas and films from Don Giovanni to Rocky Horror. His decision in later years to remain in Australia and assist the growth of quality theatre is admirable. The memoir is highly absorbing entertainment and has the potential to appeal to different...
Author Biography - Jim Sharman
Jim Sharman is an international director of film, musicals and theatre. His credits include the stage production of The Rocky Horror Show, which he later directed for 20th Century Fox. He has worked in Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, and his other credits include the musicals Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar. His stage work has encompassed more than seventy productions, including opera (Don Giovanni, Voss, Death in Venice), classics (Shakespeare, Strindberg, Wedekind, Brecht) and much of the stage and screen work of Nobel Laureate Patrick White. He lives in Sydney.
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