Hollywood Holyland: The Filming and Scoring of the Greatest Story Ever Told

Hollywood Holyland: The Filming and Scoring of the Greatest Story Ever Told

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Overview

The late Ken Darby, a three-time winner for musical adaptation, presents a behind- the-camera portrait of the late George Stevens' 1965 "Holyland" , which he built in Utah's Monument Valley in order to film The Greatest Story Ever Told: 160 prefab aluminum bungalows housed over 400 artisans, actors, and technicians. The shooting schedule of this twenty-million dollar film was uncontrollable, and the four-hour premiere received such negative reviews that United Artists demanded that Stevens cut thirty minutes. Every cut required re-writes and new recording. Darby reveals startling details of the final surgery that scarred the film, along with the critiques that deeply wounded George Stevens.

Editorial Reviews

Classic Images

...a unique and valuable book about the day-to-day scoring of a single film

Film Review Annual

...Darby has collected together a vast amount of first-hand information, and dispenses it with an engagingly light touch.

Movie Collector's World

...fascinating...

The Cue Sheet

...Darby recounts his experience on location and back in Hollywood with a deal of verve and in much detail—made possible by a tape recorder, a knowledge of shorthand, and notes made in his daily journal. The result is a unique and valuable book about the day-to-day scoring of a single film...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810825093
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/1992
Series: Scarecrow Filmmakers Series , #30
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.89(d)

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