By Freddie Francis,Tony Dalton

ISBN-10: 0810892057

ISBN-13: 9780810892057

In a movie profession that spanned greater than seven many years, Freddie Francis extraordinary himself as either an award-winning cinematographer and as a director of vintage British horror movies of the Nineteen Sixties and 70s. From his youth as a clapperboy and digital camera assistant within the Thirties to his paintings as digicam operator, director of images, and director throughout the Nineties, Francis had a different behind-the-scenes standpoint on filmmaking, specific British cinema. all through his occupation, Francis was once venerated with a number of BAFTA nominations and got Academy Awards for Sons and Lovers and Glory.

Freddie Francis: The directly Story from Moby Dick to Glory, a Memoir is a private tale through one of many nice British filmmakers of the 20 th century. during this attractive quantity, Francis presents a firsthand account of engaged on such classics as The Small again Room, Beat the Devil, Room on the Top, Saturday evening and Sunday Morning, The Elephant guy, The French Lieutenant’s girl, Cape Fear, and The directly Story. He additionally unearths what's used to be prefer to paintings with the most major filmmakers on either side of the Atlantic, together with Carol Reed, René Clair, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressberger, John Huston, Karel Reisz, Robert Mulligan, Jack Clayton, Martin Scorsese, and David Lynch. together with his personal model of humor and grace, Francis recounts his occupation as a director for the British horror studios Hammer movies and its leader rival, Amicus Productions.

Freddie Francis's memoir presents an insider's view of the British movie from the mid-1930s to the Nineties. As such, it is going to entice either students of cinema and somebody attracted to the golden age of filmmaking within the latter half the 20th century.

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