Author(s): Bruce Beresford
What is it like to be a veteran director up against the machinations of modern-day Hollywood, with its self-absorbed stars, studio executives who think 'Singapore' is a made-up country, destitute producers posing as lords of finance - the mad, the bad and the downright notorious? Award-winning filmmaker Bruce Beresford takes us through the highs and lows of the screen trade, from high powered dinner table sto obscure backlots, from the centres of power to far-flung locations, with a cast of characters that includes Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Jeffrey Archer, Steven Segal and many others. Delightfully literate and sharply observed, this is a highly entertaining insider's account of a rarely glimpsed world B-format paperback 336pp h210mm x w135mm images throughout
Bruce Beresford has made some of Australia's best known and most interesting films, including Breaker Morant, Puberty Blues and The Adventures of Barry Mackenzie, and has had international success with Black Robe, Double Jeopardy and Driving Miss Daisy, which won an Academy Award. He lives in Sydney. This is his first book.