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Paul M. Sammon's distinctive career can best be described by the film industry expression "hyphenate."
As a writer, Sammon has published numerous articles, short stories and books. His many film journalism pieces have seen print in The American Cinematographer, Cahiers du Cinema, The Los Angeles Times, Omni, Cinefex, and Cinefantastique. Sammon's fiction has appeared in Peter Straub's Ghosts (1995), and he recently edited both the 1994 "dead Elvis" anthology The King Is Dead plus the "no limits" anthologies Splatterpunks: Extreme Horror and Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge (1995).
But Paul M. Sammon does not only write about movies--he works in them as well. He first entered the industry as a publicist in the late 1970s, before moving on as a second-unit director, special effects coordinator, still photographer, electronic press kit producer, and Vice President of Special Promotions. Some of the scores of motion pictures on which Sammon has labored include RoboCop, Platoon, Blue Velvet, Conan the Barbarian, and The Silence of the Lambs.
By the late 1980s, Sammon was working in Japanese television, where he coproduced popular entertainment programs like Hello! Movies for the TV Asahi network. By the 1990s, Sammon had served as Computer Graphics Supervisor for RoboCop 2; he recently was Digital and Optical Effects Supervisor for 1995's XTRO: Watch the Skies.
Despite this background, however, Sammon still likes nothing better than sitting down with a good movie. And Blade Runner remains one of his favorite films.
This is a very helpful source book for teaching a class on cinema.Published 1 month ago by Adelheid
So amazing reading about all the stuff you don't see in the film. This book is wonderful.Published 3 months ago by Alfred P Liebold III
Everything you need to know about Blade Runner is in these pages. From conception, to production, casting, special effects and beyond, Sammon leaves no detail uncovered.Published 5 months ago by Anthony T. Milazzo
The genesis and journey of this iconic movie is worth every hour of reading..the winners and losers and ' Batty's ' time to die monologue make this a must for perveyors of... Read morePublished 8 months ago by W. Grieve
This book thoroughly reviews all aspects of the movie. From the conceptualizing the book to film all the way through the process of making the movie. A lot of good insight. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Drew
Paul Sammon's Herculean effort predates by a decade what was effectively the 25th Anniversary release of Blade Runner, 2007's The Final Cut. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jason Kirkfield
A serious, comprehensive & thorough study of the sci-fi cult classic. Item delivered on time and as described. Read morePublished on March 11, 2013 by Terry S. Cochran
Great book,....packed with details, a complete history (from pre production to post production) of this stunning ground breaking film !A pleasure to read.Published on July 30, 2012 by Big M