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Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers

Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers

What Your Teachers Never Told You About the World's Greatest Directors
Quirk Books

By Robert Schnakenberg

On the heels of Secret Lives of Great Authors, Great Artists, and Great Composers comes Secret Lives of Great Filmmakersan uncensored look at screen legends ranging from D. W. Griffith and Frank Capra to Martin Scorsese and the Coen Brothers. Readers will discover that

Charlie Chaplin's corpse was stolen and held for a 400,000 ransom.
Akira Kurosawa dreamed of making the ultimate Godzilla film.
Alfred Hitchcock "lost" his belly button during abdominal surgeryand often shocked his leading ladies by flashing his curiously smooth tummy.
David Lynch won't allow cooking in his home; the odor of heated food disturbs him.

With outrageous anecdotes ranging from the weird to the bizarre, Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers is a hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the making of movies.

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Size: 5-1/4 x 8 in;
Pages: 288 pp;
Format: Paperback
Publication: February 2010
ISBN: 9781594744341
ISBN10: 1594744343
Robert Schnakenberg is the author of Secret Lives of Great Authors (Quirk, 2008) and Secret Livesof the Supreme Court (Quirk, 2009). He lives in Brooklyn.