- Paperback: 143 pages
- Publisher: Daniel & Daniel Pub (1 September 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1564743667
- ISBN-13: 978-1564743664
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
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What! and Give Up Show Business?: A View from the Hollywood Trenches Paperback – Import, 1 Sep 2001
Fraught with insight and mirth, just like Peter Wooley, himself. -- Mel Brooks
About the Author
Peter Wooley has been a production designer in the motion picture and television industries for over 30 years; his work includes Going Home, Sounder, Cleopatra Jones, Blazing Saddles, and High Anxiety. He won an Emmy nomination for the T.V. movie, The Day After.
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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
He tells some very funny as well as some very touching anecdotes.
Many people write sour books about their experiences making films. I'm ceratain that Wooley had some of those moments but he prefers to remember the funny, interesting moments -- the ones that made him stay in the business for life.
Best of all, it's the really funny stuff and the quick-witted one-liners and stories that make it a hilarious read.
About the only negative thing I can say is that I would have loved to hear more about Blazing Saddles, one of my favorite movies of all time: "The sherrif's a..." <clang>