The Resource A life on film, Geoff Murphy

A life on film, Geoff Murphy

Label
A life on film
Title
A life on film
Statement of responsibility
Geoff Murphy
Title variation
'I'm taking this bloody car to Invercargill!'
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
791.430233092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
A life on film, Geoff Murphy
Label
A life on film, Geoff Murphy
Publication
Note
  • "A memoir from a major entertainer. Geoff 'Goodbye Pork Pie' Murphy tells it like it really was in this director's cut of his life and times. "I'm taking this bloody car to Invercargill!" It was the line that had cinema audiences cheering. Goodbye Pork Pie became an instant classic, and announced the arrival of a major new talent in director Geoff Murphy. With his next two films, Utu and The Quiet Earth, he cemented his reputation as a pioneer of New Zealand cinema, eventually arriving in Hollywood as a gun-for-hire in the super-charged world of studio politics and superstar egos. He'd come a long way from his days as a struggling school teacher, and then a member of a madcap band of merry pranksters known as Blerta, founded by his great friend and collaborator Bruno Lawrence. But it was the same sense of adventure - with a healthy dose of Kiwi ingenuity - that defined every stage of his career. In this candid and funny memoir, Geoff Murphy looks back on his wild times in (and on) film - from do-it-yourself no-budget shoots in the 1960s to bigger-than-Ben-Hur second unit epics on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, and delivers the director's cut of a truly remarkable life"--Publisher's information
  • Includes index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
16000966
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
xii, 404 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781775540793
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a3452852
  • (NLNZils)1731794
  • (Nz)16000966

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