The Resource I thought we were making movies, not history, Walter Mirisch

I thought we were making movies, not history, Walter Mirisch

Label
I thought we were making movies, not history
Title
I thought we were making movies, not history
Statement of responsibility
Walter Mirisch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a moving, star-filled account of one of HoIlywood's true golden ages as told by a man in the middle of it all. Walter Mirisch's company has produced some of the most entertaining and enduring classics in film history, including West Side Story, Some Like It Hot, In the Heat of the Night, and The Magnificent Seven. His work has led to eighty-seven Academy Award nominations and twenty-eight Oscars. Illustrated with rare photographs from his personal collection, I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History reveals Mirisch's own experience of Hollywood and tells the stories of the stars - emerging and established - who appeared in his films, including Natalie Wood, John Wayne, Peter Sellers, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Sidney Poitier, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, and many others. With hard-won insight and gentle humor, Mirisch recounts how he witnessed the end of the studio system, the development of independent production, and the rise and fall of some of Hollywood's most gifted (and notorious) cultural icons. A producer with a passion for creative excellence, he offers insights into his innovative filmmaking process, revealing a rare ingenuity for placating the demands of auteur directors, weak-kneed studio executives, and troubled screen sirens. From his early start as a movie theater usher to the presentation of such masterpieces as The Apartment, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Great Escape, Mirisch tells the inspiring life story of his climb to the highest echelon of the American film industry. This book assures Mirisch's legacy - as Elmore Leonard puts it - as "one of the good guys."
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
WU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mirisch, Walter
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/33092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.M568
LC item number
A3 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • filmographies
Series statement
Wisconsin film studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mirisch, Walter
  • Motion picture producers and directors
Label
I thought we were making movies, not history, Walter Mirisch
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Filmography: pages 389-414
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My family -- The University of Wisconsin -- Los Angeles and monogram -- Allied artists -- The 1950s -- The screen producers guild -- Back at allied artists -- Moulin Productions, Inc. -- William Wyler and Friendly persuasion and Billy Wilder and Love in the afternoon -- On our own -- Billy Wilder and Some like it hot -- John Ford and The horse soldiers -- John Sturges and The magnificent seven -- The 1960s -- West Side story -- One, two, three and other projects -- William Wyler, Elvis Presley, and John Sturges -- A big hit and a few misses -- Blake Edwards and The Pink Panther -- The academy of motion picture arts and sciences -- 633 squadron, a new corporate entity, and unrealized projects -- The start of Jinx and Cinerama -- Hawaii -- A new relationship with Norman Jewison -- In the heat of the night -- A western, a comedy, a drama, and a caper -- Personal matters -- familial and corporate -- Dark days for the film industry -- Billy Wilder and The private life of Sherlock Holmes and Avanti! -- Fiddler on the roof -- Goodbye to United artists -- Hello to universal -- The return of Peter Sellers -- The 1980s and 1990s
Control code
ocn182735810
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 449 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780299226404
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007046830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
R5699326
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182735810
Label
I thought we were making movies, not history, Walter Mirisch
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Filmography: pages 389-414
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My family -- The University of Wisconsin -- Los Angeles and monogram -- Allied artists -- The 1950s -- The screen producers guild -- Back at allied artists -- Moulin Productions, Inc. -- William Wyler and Friendly persuasion and Billy Wilder and Love in the afternoon -- On our own -- Billy Wilder and Some like it hot -- John Ford and The horse soldiers -- John Sturges and The magnificent seven -- The 1960s -- West Side story -- One, two, three and other projects -- William Wyler, Elvis Presley, and John Sturges -- A big hit and a few misses -- Blake Edwards and The Pink Panther -- The academy of motion picture arts and sciences -- 633 squadron, a new corporate entity, and unrealized projects -- The start of Jinx and Cinerama -- Hawaii -- A new relationship with Norman Jewison -- In the heat of the night -- A western, a comedy, a drama, and a caper -- Personal matters -- familial and corporate -- Dark days for the film industry -- Billy Wilder and The private life of Sherlock Holmes and Avanti! -- Fiddler on the roof -- Goodbye to United artists -- Hello to universal -- The return of Peter Sellers -- The 1980s and 1990s
Control code
ocn182735810
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 449 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780299226404
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007046830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
R5699326
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182735810

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