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Author: Andy Gotts
Publisher: Stockport, England : Dewi Lewis Media, in association with Getty Images, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Degrees is loosely based on the 'six degrees of separation theory' and the world famous cinema game 'The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon'; this is the theory that you can connect any actor you can think of to Kevin Bacon. Over the last eight years Andy Gotts has built up an extraordinary network which has given him access to the world's most famous faces. Over 100 A-list actors feature in this fascinating collection of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Portraits
Named Person: Andy Gotts; Andy Gotts; Andy Gotts
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Gotts
ISBN: 9780954684365 0954684362
OCLC Number: 123238186
Description: 176 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
Responsibility: photographs by Andy Gotts ; [texts, Pierce Brosnan, Sir Alan Bates, Kevin Bacon].

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Degrees is loosely based on the 'six degrees of separation theory' and the world famous cinema game 'The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon'; this is the theory that you can connect any actor you can think of to Kevin Bacon. Over the last eight years Andy Gotts has built up an extraordinary network which has given him access to the world's most famous faces. Over 100 A-list actors feature in this fascinating collection of photographs and anecdotes. Each actor Gotts photographed then suggested a best friend, or someone they really admired, as the next person. This gives a wonderful chain of 'who knows who'. Dustin Hoffman suggested Brad Pitt, Brad suggested George Clooney, George suggested Julia Roberts, Julia suggested Susan Sarandon, Susan suggested Paul Newman, Paul suggested ... etc. Two weeks before he died Sir Alan Bates wrote a text for Andy Gotts - it was his last penned work - and is included as a foreword. Sir Alan had suggested Pierce Brosnan as his 'connection', and Pierce has written a tribute to him. As an afterword, Kevin Bacon himself plays the 'six degrees' game, linking himself back to Sir Alan Bates, by just using the actors photographed for the book.

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