Cecil B. DeMille

The Art of the Hollywood Epic
by Cecilia de Mille Presley, Mark A. Vieira, Martin Scorsese, Brett Ratner

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Colossal. Stupendous. Epic. These adjectives, used by movie companies to hawk their wares, became clichélong ago. When used to describe the films of one director, they are accurate. More than any filmmaker in the history of the medium, Cecil B. DeMille mastered the art of the spectacle. In the process,...
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Published By Running Press Adult

Format Hardback

Category

Number Of Pages 416

Publication Date 12/16/2014

ISBN 9780762454907

Dimensions 10.38 inches x 12.25 inches


“An opulently beautiful photographic history of the director.”
—VanityFair.com

“This book, by Cecilia deMille Presley and Mark Vieira, is everything DeMille's movies were — stupendous, lavish, colorful, too much and not enough. It is packed with fabulous photos — of the great DeMille stars, mammoth sets, costume sketches. And chock full of anecdotes about the man himself.”
—Liz Smith, NewYorkSocialDiary.com

“This lavishly produced book is worthy of its subject: a giant volume celebrating the work of a man who looms over film history, larger than life. Historian and photographer Vieira has culled stunning stills and conceptual artwork from the DeMille archives and photographed surviving props and costumes to illustrate his lively, anecdotal text. The director's loving granddaughter has added her vivid memories of the man she knew and her visits to his movie sets. Scorsese, ever the enthusiast, shares his earliest memories of seeing DeMille movies on a theater screen before discovering his groundbreaking work in the silent era. Whether you choose to read or simply browse, this beautiful tome is well worth owning.”
—Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy