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The Shepperton Story: The History of the World-Famous Film Studio Gareth Owen

The Shepperton Story: The History of the World-Famous Film Studio

Gareth Owen

Published May 1st 2009
ISBN : 9780752449708
Paperback
320 pages
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Crammed with information and rare pictures from the famous Shepperton Studios, this exhaustive and affectionate history features interviews with scores of filmmakers, along with scores of others who make up Sheppertons history. From assistants toMoreCrammed with information and rare pictures from the famous Shepperton Studios, this exhaustive and affectionate history features interviews with scores of filmmakers, along with scores of others who make up Sheppertons history. From assistants to directors, producers, stars, prop men, production managers, and studio executives, the author of this has interviewed more than 200 industry people and has painstakingly researched the history of the studio site from its first recorded use in the Domesday Book through its redevelopment as one of Britain’s first major film studios in 1932. The studios story covers everything from housing classic movies featuring comedy great Will Hay, to blood-churning horrors starring Todd Slaughter through the studio’s covert use during World War II as a camouflage manufacturing plant, and on to its reopening with great classics such as The Tales Of Hoffman and I’m Alright Jack, and on to modern greats such as Flash Gordon, Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, The Crying Game, Chaplin, Gladiator, Troy, Batman: The Beginning, and The Golden Compass.