We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | June 15, 2015

    Matthew Quick: IMG Portia Kane's '80s Metal Mix



    Two of Love May Fail's main characters, Portia Kane and Chuck Bass — now in their early 40s — still love the metal music that was... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Love May Fail

      Matthew Quick 9780062285560

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$4.97
Sale Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
3 Burnside Film and Television- Film History and Theory
30 Local Warehouse Film and Television- Film History and Theory

More copies of this ISBN

The Full Burn: On the Set, at the Bar, Behind the Wheel, and Over the Edge with Hollywood Stuntmen

by

The Full Burn: On the Set, at the Bar, Behind the Wheel, and Over the Edge with Hollywood Stuntmen Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A thrillingly written look inside the crash-bang world of the professional stuntman—the first reported book to venture into this wild corner of the movie business.

In The Full Burn, bestselling author and acclaimed journalist Kevin Conley takes readers inside one of the most fascinating and dangerous jobs in the world. With bravura storytelling and full access to many of the legends of the field (including Uma Thurmans double for Kill Bill and the genius behind the Jason Bourne movies, among many others), Conley gives a passengers-seat view of the stuntmans life: the history, the culture, and the tricks of the trade, showing how—and why—stuntmen do what they do.

Whats the greatest stunt ever performed? Why is the divorce rate among stuntmen so high? Whats it like to go to work not knowing whether youll come back? Whats it like for your wife? Whats the scariest trick a stuntman does? Conley delivers the answers in the form of vivid tales from his subjects lives—and, in trying to answer the last question, one from his own, when he subjects himself to the rite of passage known as the “full burn.” Funny, gripping, and packed with amazing stories, this is an irresistible book for anyone who loves the movies.

Review:

"In this brisk and entertaining look at Hollywood stuntmen, Conley (Stud: Adventures in Breeding) offers a close look at a daredevil community. Describing the physical skills, exacting preparation, and cinematic challenges, Conley, like his subjects, makes even the glass-smashing, metal-crushing car chases in the Bourne movies (starring Matt Damon) seem easy, as if avoiding certain harm were only a matter of craft and timing. From chapter to engaging chapter, Conley blends film history with his subjects' realistic assessments of athleticism, sexism, death and technological innovations of the mechanical and computerized kind. The most memorable (and humorous) exchanges come, though, from the stuntmen themselves: the seasoned pro who confesses his biggest enemies to be 'gravity and blonds' and a stuntwoman who endures a wardrobe malfunction while filming the '70s-era TV series Wonder Woman. In fact, Conley develops such an impressive camaraderie, access and feel for the stunt world that his newfound friends prep him to set himself aflame in an attempt to do 'the full burn,' the stunt that gives the book its title. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Bestselling author and acclaimed journalist Conley takes readers inside one of the most fascinating and dangerous jobs in the world--the Hollywood stuntman--and explains why they do what they do.

Synopsis:

“[An] edge-of-your-seat look at the slam-bang world of stunt pros…Great supplemental reading for movie fans.”—Rocky Mountain News

In The Full Burn, Kevin Conley goes inside one of the coolest and most dangerous jobs in the world. With bravura storytelling and full access to legends of the field, he gives a behind-the-scenes view of the stuntmans world: the history, the culture, and the tricks of the trade, showing how—and why—stuntmen do the crazy things they do. He even subjects himself to the stuntmans ultimate rite of passage, the books eponymous stunt, in which he is doused in jellied gasoline and set aflame. Packed with amazing stories and fascinating insights into the movies you love, this is truly immersion journalism at its finest.

About the Author

Kevin Conley is the author of the national bestseller Stud: Adventures in Breeding. He has written for GQ, the New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, and the New York Times Magazine, among other publications. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Amy, and their children, Max, Sarah, Jack, and Gloria.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596910232
Subtitle:
On the Set, at the Bar, Behind the Wheel, and Over the Edge with Hollywood Stuntmen
Author:
Conley, Kevin
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Stunt performers
Subject:
Stunt performers -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090428
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

Other books you might like

  1. The Silver Palate Cookbook
    Used Trade Paper $2.50

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Film History and Theory
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Reference
Arts and Entertainment » Sale Books
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » General

The Full Burn: On the Set, at the Bar, Behind the Wheel, and Over the Edge with Hollywood Stuntmen Sale Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$4.97 In Stock
Product details 224 pages Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - English 9781596910232 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this brisk and entertaining look at Hollywood stuntmen, Conley (Stud: Adventures in Breeding) offers a close look at a daredevil community. Describing the physical skills, exacting preparation, and cinematic challenges, Conley, like his subjects, makes even the glass-smashing, metal-crushing car chases in the Bourne movies (starring Matt Damon) seem easy, as if avoiding certain harm were only a matter of craft and timing. From chapter to engaging chapter, Conley blends film history with his subjects' realistic assessments of athleticism, sexism, death and technological innovations of the mechanical and computerized kind. The most memorable (and humorous) exchanges come, though, from the stuntmen themselves: the seasoned pro who confesses his biggest enemies to be 'gravity and blonds' and a stuntwoman who endures a wardrobe malfunction while filming the '70s-era TV series Wonder Woman. In fact, Conley develops such an impressive camaraderie, access and feel for the stunt world that his newfound friends prep him to set himself aflame in an attempt to do 'the full burn,' the stunt that gives the book its title. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Bestselling author and acclaimed journalist Conley takes readers inside one of the most fascinating and dangerous jobs in the world--the Hollywood stuntman--and explains why they do what they do.
"Synopsis" by ,
“[An] edge-of-your-seat look at the slam-bang world of stunt pros…Great supplemental reading for movie fans.”—Rocky Mountain News

In The Full Burn, Kevin Conley goes inside one of the coolest and most dangerous jobs in the world. With bravura storytelling and full access to legends of the field, he gives a behind-the-scenes view of the stuntmans world: the history, the culture, and the tricks of the trade, showing how—and why—stuntmen do the crazy things they do. He even subjects himself to the stuntmans ultimate rite of passage, the books eponymous stunt, in which he is doused in jellied gasoline and set aflame. Packed with amazing stories and fascinating insights into the movies you love, this is truly immersion journalism at its finest.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.