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I thought we were making movies, not history

Author: Walter Mirisch
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2008.
Series: Wisconsin film studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a moving, star-filled account of one of HoIlywood's true golden ages as told by a man in the middle of it all. Walter Mirisch's company has produced some of the most entertaining and enduring classics in film history, including West Side Story, Some Like It Hot, In the Heat of the Night, and The Magnificent Seven. His work has led to eighty-seven Academy Award nominations and twenty-eight Oscars. Illustrated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Walter Mirisch; Walter Mirisch; Walter Mirisch
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Mirisch
ISBN: 9780299226404 0299226409
OCLC Number: 182735810
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 449 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: My family --
The University of Wisconsin --
Los Angeles and monogram --
Allied artists --
The 1950s --
The screen producers guild --
Back at allied artists --
Moulin Productions, Inc. --
William Wyler and Friendly persuasion and Billy Wilder and Love in the afternoon --
On our own --
Billy Wilder and Some like it hot --
John Ford and The horse soldiers --
John Sturges and The magnificent seven --
The 1960s --
West Side story --
One, two, three and other projects --
William Wyler, Elvis Presley, and John Sturges --
A big hit and a few misses --
Blake Edwards and The Pink Panther --
The academy of motion picture arts and sciences --
633 squadron, a new corporate entity, and unrealized projects --
The start of Jinx and Cinerama --
Hawaii --
A new relationship with Norman Jewison --
In the heat of the night --
A western, a comedy, a drama, and a caper --
Personal matters --
familial and corporate --
Dark days for the film industry --
Billy Wilder and The private life of Sherlock Holmes and Avanti! --
Fiddler on the roof --
Goodbye to United artists --
Hello to universal --
The return of Peter Sellers --
The 1980s and 1990s.
Series Title: Wisconsin film studies.
Responsibility: Walter Mirisch.
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