Great book – The Wizard of MGM: Memoirs of A. Arnold Gillespie

I recently finished reading through this brilliant look at mattes and miniatures. Don’t be put of by the cover, this book is an excellent memoir from MGM’s head of effects during Hollywood’s golden age. The manuscript, that Gillespie penned in the sixties, has only recently been published, and so it does suffer from slightly below […]

Damn Good Advice by George Lois

120 points of “good advice” comprised from the anecdotes and philosophies of George Lois make up Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!) published by Phaidon. Some of the advice will already be familiar e.g. Item 37 “…Always do three things when you present a Big Idea: 1. Tell them what they are going to […]

FilmCraft: Production Design: FilmCraft Series #5

A new book on production FilmCraft: Production Design: FilmCraft Ser… by Fionnuala Halligan is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Given the scarcity of books on this subject, this one will be a welcome addition to the library. The last book to feature a collection of production designers went out of print a number of […]