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31 MARCH 2004
A LIFE THROUGH THE LENS BY ALAN HUME

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2004-09-06
Publication of A Life Through the Lens: Memoirs of a Film Cameraman by Alan Hume with Gareth Owen. Forewords by Peter Rogers and Kevin Connor.

In a career spanning six decades, director of photography Alan Hume has worked on over 100 films and television shows and progressed through the ranks from a young clapper boy to one of the best lighting cameramen in the business.

From early films with David Lean, through the popular Carry On series, Amicus horror, four James Bonds, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983), A Fish Called Wanda (1988), Shirley Valentine (1989), Stepping Out (1991), and others, Alan Hume has worked alongside some of the most acclaimed directors, producers and big film stars.

The memoir, from his evacuation as a child in World War II to his retirement, includes a collection of rare photographs, both in front of and behind the camera. He explains technical details and insights of the industry while divulging anecdotes about celebrities and filmmaking. It concludes with a summary of the technological changes throughout his career and to the present, and a full filmography. With great good humor, Hume offers an incomparable tour behind the camera.

Book details:
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc.
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780786418039
ISBN-13: 978-0786418039
Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.2 cm<

About the authors:
The late Alan Hume lived in Chalfont St. Giles, England. Gareth Owen is a film producer and writer in Iver Heath, England.

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