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The Gimmick Man: A Memoir of Bert Luxford (2002)

By: Anders Frejdh
Albert Luxford The Gimmick Man
Publication of Albert J.Luxford's The Gimmick Man: Memoir of a Special Effects Maestro with a foreword by Desmond Llewelyn and an afterword by John Richardson.

In this memoir, Albert Luxford reminisces with great humour about his life and works in the film and television industry. He is greatly respected for special effects, especially in the James Bond movies and the Carry On series.

Albert J. Luxford has long been known as "The Gimmick Man" in the film and television industry, but he has remained one of its unsung and unknown geniuses despite his well-known work. He equipped James Bond with some of his most memorable gadgets; made possible many of the effects and sequences in the Carry On series. He worked on such shows and movies as Are You Being Served?, The Muppets, Highlander and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, among many others.

In this memoir, Luxford reminisces with great good humor about his life and work and shares some tricks of the trade. He left school at 16 to attend the Institute of Automobile Engineers in West London and began in the film industry as an engineer at Pinewood Studios. The bulk of this work is made up of Luxford’s recollections about his experiences in special effects. This is a genuine tour behind the scenes by an incomparable master of movie magic.

Book details:
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc.
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780786411504
ISBN-13: 978-0786411504
ASIN: 0786411503
Dimensions: 22.5 x 15.4 x 1.3 cm

About the author:
Albert J. Luxford is now retired. He lives in Hillingdon, England.Gareth Owen is a film producer and writer in Iver Heath, England.

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