|Author||Douglass K. Daniel|
Long overdue to say the least, this dynamite look at the life & films of the great Richard Brooks is a must read. Brooks, inflammatory in his personal life and director of such classics as CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, ELMER GANTRY & IN COLD BLOOD is one of the least written about of the master directors. This is such a well put together & thorough book, you'll not be able to put it down. With some excellent commentary by the likes of Shirley Jones, Scott Wilson, Brooks's ex-wife Jean Simmons and many others, the book is chock full of insight into how this maverick worked and created some of the best films of the 1950s & 1960s. One critique: lousy reproduction of some interesting photos/movies stills.