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A life on film

Author: Geoff Murphy
Publisher: Auckland, New Zealand : HarperCollins Publishers New Zealand, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The majorly entertaining 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. Goodby 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Geoff Murphy; Geoff Murphy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoff Murphy
ISBN: 9781775540793 1775540790
OCLC Number: 921995202
Notes: "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 does 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.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Paperback -The majorly entertaining 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. Goodby 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 inHollywood 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 does 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 delviers the director's cut of a truly remarkable life.
Responsibility: Geoff Murphy.

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The majorly entertaining 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. Goodby 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 inHollywood 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 does 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 delviers the director's cut of a truly remarkable life.

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