"A wonderful introduction to the workings of the Hollywood system. We learn in rich and yet accessible detail about special effects, technical wizardry and gadgetry, lighting, make-up, the breakdown of crews, and filming strategies. The book is legendary and its reprint is a major event for film study."--Dana Polan, University of PittsburghAlton, John is the author of 'Painting With Light', published 1995 under ISBN 9780520089495 and ISBN 0520089499.
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