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Huston, We Have a Problem: A Kaleidoscope of Filmmaking Memories (First Edition)

Morris, Oswald with Geoffrey Bull; Sir Michael Caine, Sidney Lumet (forewords)

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ISBN 10: 0810857065 / ISBN 13: 9780810857063
Published by The Scarecrow Press, Lanham, MD, 2006
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First Edition. Morris was an English cinematographer whose film credits include "Green for Danger" (1946, Criterion Collection), "Beat the Devil" (1953), "Moby Dick" (1956), "Lolita" (1962), and "Fiddler on the Roof" (1971), the film that earned him an Academy Award. Black-and-white photographs throughout. Book and jacket extremities lightly bumped, and light toning to the jacket, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 134487

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Title: Huston, We Have a Problem: A Kaleidoscope of...

Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Lanham, MD

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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In this captivating memoir, Oscar®-winning cinematographer Oswald ("Ossie") Morris looks back over his 58-film career as Director of Photography for such front rank directors as John Huston, Carol Reed, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Stanley Kubrick, Ronald Neame, Vittorio De Sica, Franco Zeffirelli, Norman Jewison and Sidney Lumet. Though he eschews "kiss-and-tell," Ossie provides many personal and amusing insights into the making of many films, including Moulin Rouge, Moby Dick, The Guns of Navarone, Lolita, The Hill, Fiddler on the Roof, The Man Who Would be King and Oliver!

Morris photographed many of the top stars―Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, James Mason, Paul Newman, Michael Caine, and Sean Connery, among others―and relates a fund of intimate anecdotes about them. He also recounts his run-ins with legendary producer, David O. Selznick, who battered him with his infamous memos throughout the making of Stazione Termini, Beat The Devil and A Farewell to Arms.

Morris also offers many technical revelations about making films in the pre-digital era, including groundbreaking innovations and camera tricks. For all those interested in the history of film, both at a personal and technical level, this is a rich and rewarding look into the world of cinema.

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Oswald Morris was Director of Photography on nearly 60 films, including Sleuth, Oliver! and The Wiz, the latter two of which earned him Academy Award® nominations. In 1972 he won the Oscar® for Best Cinematography for his work on Fiddler on the Roof. In 1998, he was awarded the OBE for "services to cinematography and the film industry."

Geoffrey Bull is a freelance writer with 20 years of experience on several UK newspapers and specializes in writing about film, books, and the theater.

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