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The Untold, In-Depth, Outrageously True Story of Shapiro Glickenhaus Entertainment Paperback – May 12, 2016
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I also think the writers and publisher could have spent more time on the layout of the book - adding captions to photos so we know who's who and what's what. There are pages of images that have little context and could have benefitted from some editorial commentary. If they had studied some issues of the great magazine Comic Book Artist - which regularly and brilliantly interviews creators capturing their work in a historical context within the comic book industry - they would have seen the benefit of structure, character and nuance.
Is this a bad book? Absolutely not. It's just not a GREAT book. I think SGE deserves a better representation of their output as part of the VHS revolution. Hopefully the authors and publisher will take this in the spirit it is intended and go back to print with a 2nd revised edition along the lines I outline above. If not, it's okay - there's still some gems within the book they've created. An example would be the interview with William Lustig who offered many an amusing anecdote ( He made too good of a film - ha!) .
I will keep on reading...
This book is the first in a series of books Marco Siedelmann is working on slated to be published in the near future, all of them dealing with the same period of time in Hollywood’s history. Through a slew of interviews with the key players associated with the company, Siedelmann’s book manages to expose the ins and outs of the working mechanism and financial means that enabled this type of film company to flourish and those types of films to be made, at that particular time. It is not an academic book but rather a fun read since it is full of anecdotes and little stories related to the better known movies the company was associated with and the stars in them.
This book is a must read for all film buffs interested in understanding that chapter of Hollywood’s history.
(For stories and photos from my experience in movie making go to: [...])