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Raging Bull - The Making of
Raging Bull the making of by Jay Glennie from Coattail Publications with unparalleled contributions from Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Joe Pesci, Paul Schrader & Irwin Winkler.
Jay Glennie has interviewed the cast and crew of Martin Scorsese’s iconic film Raging Bull, starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Cathy Moriarty. Written by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin and produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, Raging Bull is rightly considered to be one of the greatest films ever made and launched the careers of Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty, Frank Vincent, Michael Badalucco and John Turturro.
The film received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, with Robert De Niro’s searing portrayal of the Raging Bull himself, Jake LaMotta winning him the Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role and Thelma Schoonmaker receiving her Oscar for Best Editing. Our book will explore how it took six long years for De Niro’s passion project to finally make it to the big screen and how he finally won over Martin Scorsese’s initial doubts that he even wanted to direct the film. We discover how the film went through many, many script revisions, nearly became a play, went dangerously over schedule and budget and its star went from the best shape of his life to piling on 60 pounds to show the decent of LaMotta’s fall.
Jay Glennie: “This has been another dream writing gig. Robert De Niro’s performance in Raging Bull left an indelible impression on me. So, when Bob asked what was next I knew I had to explore the making of one of his greatest collaborations with Martin Scorsese. It has been a thrill to write and I know it is going to be a firm favourite with our readers.”
One Shot - The Making of The Deer Hunter
A behind‐the‐scenes‐ look at the making of the Oscar winning film. ‘One Shot’ the making of The Deer Hunter is written by Jay Glennie, with unparalleled access to the Robert De Niro Archives.
The large format book takes a comprehensive look at the landmark British film. Released to celebrate the film winning the most coveted of movie awards, the Best Picture Oscar in 1979 ‘One Shot’ includes exclusive interviews with cast & crew (including Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Chris Walken, John Savage and many more), EMI Film producers, Universal Studio executives and a loving foreword from Jeff Bridges for his friend, director Michael Cimino.
Featuring stunning on‐location images, many of which have never been published before, this book is the definitive account of the unlikely and often difficult journey from page to screen of Michael Cimino’s iconic film. A controversial film about a controversial war ‘One Shot’ details how Cimino took the playing the of Russian Roulette as a metaphor of the US involvement in Vietnam and in turn gave us one of cinemas greatest anti‐war films ever. Glennie examines how with Cimino at the helm the film, initially contracted to have a running time of two hours, became a three hour and four minute epic, resulting in the budget doubling from $7 million to $14.5 million and the departure of two producers.