Synopses & Reviews
Gaffers, Grips, and Best Boys
goes way beyond the usual Hollywood glamour and hype to explain every aspect of who does what in the making of a motion picture--from conception and casting to production, postproduction, advertising, and marketing here and abroad. A veteran film-industry insider, Taub takes readers through the labyrinthine world of today's studio system, sharing the candid and revealing interviews he's conducted with some of Tinseltown's most successful actors, directors, producers, and so forth. Each of Taub's subjects offers behind-the-scenes accounts of the precise role that he or she has played in making today's top-grossing (and, in some cases top-flopping) movies.
About the Author
A writer, producer, and industry executive, Eric Taub
frequently contributes articles on Hollywood and technology to The New York Times
and other leading national publications. He is also the author of Taurus: The Making of the Car That Saved Ford