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Shepperton Babylon - Matthew Sweet

Shepperton Babylon

Paperback Published: 16th February 2006
ISBN: 9780571212989
Number Of Pages: 400

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This is a wonderful secret history of British movies that includes the scandals, the suicides, the immolations and the contract killings - the product of thousands of conversations with veteran film-makers. Here you'll meet, among many others, 20s film idols snorting cocaine from an illuminated glass dance floor on the back of the Thames, the model who escaped Soho's gangsters to become the queen of the nudie flicks and the genteel Scottish comedienne who, at the age of fifty-five, reinvented herself as a star of exploitation cinema, and fondly remembers 'the one where I drilled in people's heads and ate their brains.' Welcome to the lost worlds of British cinema.

Industry Reviews

"'A singular triumph... It makes our cinematic history vivid and invigorating in a way few books have yet managed.' Empire 'Very well-informed and effortlessly funny. I doubt there will be a better film book this year.' Independent"

ISBN: 9780571212989
ISBN-10: 0571212980
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 16th February 2006
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1

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