Monday, April 27th • 7.00pm
Book Soup: 8818 Sunset Blvd. • West Hollywood, CA 90069 • (310) 659-3110
Oscar®-winning film producer Michael Deeley presents and signs his book Blade Runners, Deer Hunters and Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: My Life in Cult Movies
Michael Deeley is an Academy Award winning British movie producer with a singular Midas touch, and nearly all of his pictures have attracted avid cult followings. He has worked with some of the world's toughest filmmakers and lived to tell the tale. Few would imagine that one man links Ridley Scott's visionary sci-fi classic Blade Runner, Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter and The Italian Job, the much loved British caper that made an icon of Sir Michael Caine.
Some of Michael's challenges have included defending the legendary sex scene of Nick Roeg's Don't Look Now, ordering the controversial cutting of the original Wickerman, trekking up a New Mexico mountainside with David Bowie on The Man Who Fell To Earth and seizing control of Convoy from Sam Peckinpah.
Michael Deeley was also the Owner of British Lion Films, President of EMI Films Inc. and a founding member and deputy chairman of the British Screen Advisory Council.
REVIEW - 'Like buried treasure for cult movie enthusiasts, this memoir from British Film producer Deeley is rich with the star-studded backstories and day -to-day drudge work of making major, if unconventional, Hollywood product................His account of making 1969's Italian Job is as riveting and suspenseful as the film.............Deeley isnt shy about discussing big name associates, including Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman and Harrison Ford as actors new to the game. Though this older, wiser Deeley puts his world in wry perspective, the grizzled movie vet also gives fanboys exactly the kinds of stories they are looking for " As Ridley Soctt famously said, every movie is like going into battle... But Blade Runner was World War I and II combined...... Publishers Weekly 4/20/2009