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Magic Hour (UK Softcover)

Cardiff, Jack; Martin Scorsese (foreword)

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ISBN 10: 0571192742 / ISBN 13: 9780571192748
Editorial: Faber and Faber, London, 1997
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First printing of this edition. Copy belonging to Tony Bill, with his marginal notations in holograph ink to a few pages. Features an image of Marilyn Monroe, photographed by the author, on the front wrapper. From the collection of Oscar-winning director and producer Tony Bill , whose work includes "The Sting" (1973), "Soldier in the Rain" (1963), "Shampoo" (1975), and "Five Corners" (1987).Cardiff (1914-2009) was an Academy Award-winning cinematographer, whose career highlights include "Black Narcissus" (1947), "The Red Shoes" (1948), "The African Queen" (1951), "The Girl on a Motorcycle" (1968), and "Conan the Destroyer" (1984). Very Good plus in printed wrappers. Light reader's creases, spine faded, and tiny bruises to the rear wrapper, with a few corner creases. N° de ref. de la librería 134496

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Título: Magic Hour (UK Softcover)

Editorial: Faber and Faber, London

Año de publicación: 1997

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Edición: 1st Edition

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Jack Cardiff tells the story of his life in films, first as a cameraman and then as a director. He was one of the first to use the Technicolor film camera, and the book provides a record of how colour cinematography developed in Britain. He also provides a humorous account of his days on the music-hall circuit during the 1920s and '30s, and anecdotes about his experiences photographing actresses such as Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe.


Cameraman Jack Cardiff photographed some of the most sumptuous color movies of all time. He won an Oscar for his work on Black Narcissus, shot The Red Shoes and The African Queen, and worked steadily as cinematographer and director through the 1980s. In this winning autobiography, Cardiff tells wonderful stories about his collaboration with the great Michael Powell, his work with Alfred Hitchcock the perfectionist and master storyteller, the gruelling experience of shooting jungle locations for The African Queen, his experiences as director on such films as Sons and Lovers, and his intimacy with Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Sophia Loren, and Marilyn Monroe.

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