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The star makers : on set with Hollywood's greatest directors
Willoughby, Bob.
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London : Merrell, [2003]

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352 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Vincente Minelli -- Fred Zinnemann -- Anthony Mann -- Nicholas Ray -- Otto Preminger -- William Wellman -- Henry King -- Charles Vidor -- Edward Dmytryk -- Joshua Logan -- René Clément -- Martin Ritt -- Mel Ferrer -- George Stevens -- Clifford Odets -- Jean Negulesco -- Walter Lang -- Lewis Milestone -- David Miller -- William Wyler -- Henry Koster -- J. Lee Thompson -- Richard Quine -- Ronald Neame -- Norman Jewison -- George Cukor -- Billy Wilder -- Alfred Hitchcock -- Jack Smight -- Blake Edwards -- Mike Nichols -- Clive Donner -- Stanley Donen -- Gene Kelly -- Richard Lester --Richard Fleischer -- Roman Polanski -- Anthony Harvey -- Herbert Ross -- Robert Aldrich -- Sydney Pollack -- Orson Welles -- Anatole Litvak -- Alan J. Pakula -- David Lean -- Peter Yates -- John Frankenheimer -- Mark Rydell -- Sam Peckinpah -- John Landis -- Jean-Jacques Annaud.
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The Star Makers brings together the work of one of the foremost photojournalists of the Hollywood movie industry. Since the 1950s Willoughby has documented the making of hundreds of films, taking intimate portraits of directors and their stars, reflecting the drama and emotions both on and off the screen. This book is a superb tribute to the art of moviemaking and to many of its greatest personalities.

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Library Journal Review

This book collects Willoughby's candid photographs from the sets of various great films since the 1950s. Also included are filmographies of the directors with whom he has worked. As the subtitle indicates, he really has collaborated with many of the great cinema luminaries. Beginning with Vincente Minnelli (whose name is misspelled "Minelli" throughout), they include Orson Welles, William Wellman, George Stevens, Mike Nichols, William Wyler, Alfred Hitchcock, and others too numerous to mention. Willoughby passes along some old gossip about the behavior of some of the major stars and much trite commentary (e.g., "the first problem a new director must face is taking control"). Although there is a foreword by Sidney Pollack, there is no author's introduction to set the work in context. The most interesting aspect of this book is indisputably the photos (most of them black and white), many of which were shot in informal settings, showing directors and actors in seemingly unguarded moments. This is basically a coffee-table book for browsers and as such is recommended only for very inclusive general collections.-Roy Liebman, California State Univ. Lib., Los Angeles (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.