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New book features interviews with film legends

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Steven SpielbergLAWRENCE – Pulling from nearly 40 years of interviews, University of Kansas Professor John Tibbetts’ latest book contains a who’s who of Hollywood Greats

“Those Who Made It: Speaking with the Legends of Hollywood” reaches as far back as “The Jazz Singer” to bring readers original interviews about the making of groundbreaking films that span the history of classical Hollywood.John Tibbetts

Narrating are the Hollywood legends who audiences rarely see on film: directors, cinematographers, composers, stunt people, editors, sound designers and animators.

“I wanted to recognize the people behind the camera,” said Tibbetts, associate professor of film and media studies. “Most of the time we are looking at the finished product that is in front of the camera. But now we are behind the camera. We have an angle on filmmaking that we don’t often get.”  Read more

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