A Life in Movies

A Life in Movies

Stories From 50 Years in Hollywood

Book - 2019
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
A rollicking autobiography from the legendary producer of GoodfellasRocky, and Raging Bull, and an insider’s account of making movies in Hollywood over half a century
 
The list of films Irwin Winkler has produced in his more-than-fifty-year career is extraordinary: Rocky, GoodfellasRaging BullDe-LovelyThe Right Stuff, and Creed. His films have been nominated for fifty-two Academy Awards, including five movies for Best Picture, and have won twelve. Winkler’s new film Creed II, starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, opening fall 2018, will be followed by Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, a major mafia saga for Netflix starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci.

In A Life in Movies, his charming and insightful memoir, Winkler tells the stories of his career through his many films as a producer and then as a writer and director, charting the changes in Hollywood over the past decades. Winkler started in the famous William Morris mailroom and made his first film—starring Elvis—in the last days of the old studio system. Beginning in the late 1960s, and then for decades to come, he produced a string of provocative and influential films, making him one of the most critically lauded, prolific, and commercially successful producers of his era.

This is an engrossing and candid book, a beguiling exploration of what it means to be a producer, including purchasing rights, developing scripts, casting actors, managing directors, editing film, and winning awards.Filled with tales of legendary and beloved films, as well as some not-so-legendary and forgotten ones, A Life in Movies takes readers behind the scenes and into the history of Hollywood.


Baker & Taylor
The legendary producer of Goodfellas, Rocky and Raging Bull describes how he started his career in the William Morris mailroom and participated in the old studio system before branching out into more provocative and influential films. 20,000 first print

Publisher: New York :, Abrams Press,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781419734526
Branch Call Number: 791.43023 WIN
Characteristics: 286 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm

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