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Freddie Francis free pdf In a film career that spanned more than six decades, Freddie Francis distinguished himself as both an award-winning cinematographer and as a director of memorable horror films of the 1960s and 70s. From his formative years as a clapperboy and camera assistant in the 1930s to his work as camera operator, director of photography, and director thru the 1990s, Francis had a unique behind-the scenes perspective on filmmaking, particular British cinema. Throughout his career, Francis was honored with several BAFTA nominations as well as Academy Awards for Sons and Lovers and Glory. Freddie Francis: The Straight Story from Moby Dick to Glory is a memoir by one of the great British filmmakers of the 20th century. In this engaging volume, Francis provides a firsthand account of working on such classics as The Small Back Room, Beat the Devil, Room at the Top, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The Elephant Man, The French Lieutenant's Woman, and Cape Fear. He also reveals what is was like to work with some of the most significant filmmakers on both sides of the Atlantic, including Carol Reed, Rene Clair, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressberger, John Huston, Karel Reisz, Stanley Donen, Jack Clayton, Martin Scorsese, and David Lynch. Francis also recounts with humor and charm his second career as a filmmaker for horror studios Hammer Films and its chief rival, Amicus Productions. Reflecting on not only his life and long career in British and international cinema, Francis also provides a personal view of the British Film industry from the mid-1930s to the late 1980s. As such, this memoir will appeal to not only scholars of cinema but to anyone interested in filmmaking in the latter half the twentieth century.

About Freddie Francis

Freddie Francis (1917-2007) received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Society of Cinematographers in 1997, The International Award from the American Society of Cinematographers in 1997, and was awarded a special BAFTA for his Lifelong Contributions to Cinema in 2004. Tony Dalton is a film historian and producer. He has written, co-authored, and compiled five previous books including Ray Harryhausen: An Animated Life (2003), A Century of Stop-Motion Animation: From Melies to Aardman (2008), and Fantasy Scrapbook (2011).

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Author : Freddie Francis
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Data Published : 01 October 2013
ISBN : 0810892057
EAN : 9780810892057
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 312 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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