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Making Movie Magic

By John Richardson

ebook 9780750994392

ISBN: 9780750994392

Published: 24-01-2020


Making Movie Magic

By John Richardson

ISBN: 9780750994392

Published: 24-01-2020

About This Book

‘It made for an easy read and a lot of chuckling. If you didn’t have respect for physical special effects in films before, you will now.’ G. F. Willmetts, SFcrowsnest

‘the perfect blend of autobiography and behind-the-scenes storytelling. Making Movie Magic is a magic movie-making book.’ Brian James Smith, From Sweden With Love

JOHN RICHARDSON is an Oscar-winning special effects supervisor and designer, who has been involved in over 100 movies, including nine James Bond adventures, all eight Harry Potter films, AliensSupermanA Bridge Too FarStraw DogsThe OmenCliffhangerFar and AwayWillow . . . and many, many more. In creating the magic that flows through these films – by creating huge explosions, beheading people, producing futuristic gadgets, making a man fly or breathing life into creatures that amaze and haunt us – Richardson has come to hold a unique place in cinema history.

The son of pioneering FX technician Cliff Richardson, he learned his trade at the feet of a master of the craft. With over five decades of adventures under his belt, and a vast photographic collection of unseen pictures, Richardson now lifts the lid on his exciting and fascinating career of making movie magic.

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