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4.0 out of 5 stars Whats it all about Lewis?, 29 Nov 2010
This review is from: All My Flashbacks: The Autobiography of Lewis Gilbert Sixty Years a Film Director (Hardcover)
I had a nodding acquaintance with the author as i used to sit in the same section of the West Stand as he did at Highbury.So when i saw one of his films on tv i would have a brief discussion with him about it.He made so many of the best known British films of the second half of the 20th Century.He tells so many amusing stories and charts his progress throgh the minefields of the film industry.It is though slightly frustrating that he omits any mention whatsoever of films such as "Albert RN" "The Sea Shall Not Have Them" "Cast A Dark Shadow" and gives one paragraph to "Light Up The Sky" and one sentance to "Operation Daybreak".On the other hand he devotes a chapter each to "The Adventurers" and Friends" which even his nearest and dearest must have long forgotten about.Unfortunately at the same time he devotes chapters to matters which are of little interest to the average reader.One such chapter is devoted to the problems of one of his sons friends and another to the sad story of a disabled granddaughter.So whilst it is a good read if you are a fan of British movies you will at certain points want to tear your hair out in frustration.A tougher editor was called for.Nevertheless worth reading.
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