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Description - 24: Behind The Scenes by Jon Cassar

The photographs in this book were taken by the author Jon Cassar over four years of the Fox Network's hit series "24" and offers a private and unique look through the eyes of the filmmaker. 24's fourth and most recent season was the acclaimed series' strongest and most consistent to date. The star of 24, Kiefer Sutherland, is best knwon for his role as special field agent Jack Bauer. 24 was originally intended to be a one-time mini-series in which Jack Bauer has to stop a presidential candidate from being assassinated as well as rescue his wife and daughter, who are being held hostage. The first season was such a hit that there were second, third and fourth seasons made. A fifth season began in the US in January 2006. The series has also spun off a video game, released in February 2006 and a graphic novel. 24 has received critical and popular acclaim, and has become a true "water cooler" show, in the first season Kiefer Sutherland won a Golden Globe for his performances; show creators Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran won an Emmy award.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781933784076
ISBN-10: 1933784075
Format: Paperback
Pages: 164
Imprint: Insight Editions
Publisher: Insight Editions
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jon Cassar

Jon Cassar is a new style of television director - an in-house director who commits to one show, shepherding its shooting over several years. Nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Director for a Drama Series, he is also acclaimed for directing and producing 24 by the Directors Guild of America. Cassar started in the film industry as a camera operator and his sharp eye and keen sense of story-telling led him to break into directing in 1992, directing episodes of such series as Profiler and Le Femme Nikita. Cassar is hailed among action genre directors for his deft handling of intricate action sequences, while actors relish working with him because he is what Hollywood insiders call an "actor's director." He also directs feature films through his company, Cassar Filmworks.