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Making Movie Magic: The Photographs by John Richardson

By: FSWL team
Making Movie Magic The Photographs John Richardson
Making Movie Magic: The Photographs is an new book from Oscar® winner and FSWL supporter John Richardson published by The History Press who previously published the critically acclaimed Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films by FSWL contributor Ajay Chowdhury & Matthew Field, and The 007 Diaries by Sir Roger Moore.

In 2019, Oscar-winning special effects supremo John Richardson released his first book, the bestselling Making Movie Magic, which chronicled his remarkable career in the film industry. A year later, during a house clear-out as the UK was stuck in a seemingly never-ending lockdown, he unearthed another treasure trove of behind-the-scenes images from the blockbuster films he worked on.

Featuring never-before-seen photos from the Harry Potter films, eight James Bond films, The Omen, A Bridge Too Far, Superman, Aliens, Willow, Cliffhanger and many others, all reproduced in stunning colour alongside extended captions, Making Movie Magic: The Photographs is a further celebration of Richardson’s extraordinary body of work over five decades.

The foreword is written by James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

Timothy Dalton, Licence to Kill

About John Richardson

John Richardson has enjoyed a 58-year career in the film business as an acclaimed special effects technician and supervisor, working on well over 100 films and several of cinema's biggest franchises. He has been Oscar-nominated six times and won for Aliens in 1986.

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