Best “Making Of” Books Ever: BLADE RUNNERS, DEER HUNTERS & BLOWING THE BLOODY DOORS OFF

Imagine that you are a film producer whose credits include The Italian Job (1969), The Man who Fell to Earth (1976), The Deer Hunter (1978, for which you win an Oscar) and Blade Runner (1982). Then your name would be…

Best “Making Of” Books Ever: The Creation of Dino de Laurentiis’ KING KONG (1976)

The creation of Dino De Laurentiis’ King Kong is a great account of how this super-production came to be in the mid-70s. “Making Of” books tend to be either about big successes (The Jaws Log, which we reviewed here; Alfred…

On William Goldman’s ADVENTURES IN THE SCREEN TRADE

William Goldman is one of the best screenwriters Hollywood has seen. He is the author of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (an original script that won him his first Oscar), “All The President’s Men” (maybe the most difficult adaptation…