Cinema's Strangest Moments: Extraordinary But True Tales from the History of Film

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Robson, 2003 - Motion picture actors and actresses - 325 pages
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How did Leonardo Di Caprio become a hero on The Beach? Why would the droids lose control in Star Wars? Was there a curse on The Exorcist? How did Harrison Ford’s quick-thinking profit Raiders Of The Lost Ark? From the earliest black-and-white silent moves to the most recent big-screen blockbusters, the history of film-making is littered with remarkable true tales of the unexpected. Including disastrous stunts, star temperaments, eccentric animals, Hollywood rivalries, unexplained deaths, casting coups and bizarre locations, this entertaining volume covers over 100 years of cinema history.

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About the author (2003)

Quentin Falk, editor of the BAFTA magazine Academy, is the author of books on Anthony Hopkins, Albert Finney, Graham Greene and the Rank Organisation. A former editor of Screen International, he has been film critic for the Daily Mail and Sunday Mirror, as well as a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines for more than 30 years.

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