Best Film I Never Made - Softcover


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"When we were trying to get the money for Driving Miss Daisy, everyone kept saying no one could direct it well enough to entertain an audience for 100 minutes essentially watching three people chatting in the kitchen." - Bruce Beresford

This entertaining collection of pieces from the acclaimed director of Breaker Morant, Driving Miss Daisy and Mao's Last Dancer features memoirs, brief lives and revealing accounts of the film world.

Alongside unsung heroes from behind the camera and producers of dubious repute are Madeleine St John and Clive James, Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart, as well as a particularly seductive 1963 EH Holden - and Bruce Beresford's father, whose strange and startling decline in old age is charted in a brilliant, poignant essay.

Opinionated, wry and engaging, "The Best Film I Never Made" will provoke and delight in equal measure. It is the ideal gift not only for cinema buffs but for anyone interested in music, art or literature.

ISBN: 978-1-925603-101

Pages: 224

Published: Oct 2017

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