Synopses & Reviews
Strange-But-True Tales of Cross-Dressers, Drug Addicts, Foot Fetishists, and Other Legendary Filmmakers.
With outrageous and uncensored profiles of everyone from D. W. Griffith to Quentin Tarantino, Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers reveals the little-known secrets of all your favorite directors. Why did Charlie Chaplin refuse to bathe for weeks at a time? Was Alfred Hitchcock really missing a belly button? Is Walt Disney’s corpse preserved in a state of suspended animation? And why on earth did Francis Ford Coppola direct a 3-D pornographic movie? The legends of the silver screen will never be the same!
On the heels of Secret Lives of Great Authors, Great Artists, and Great Composers comes Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers an uncensored look at screen legends ranging from D. W. Griffith and Frank Capra to Martin Scorsese and the Coen Brothers. Readers will discover that
Charlie Chaplin's corpse was stolen and held for a 400,000 ransom.
Akira Kurosawa dreamed of making the ultimate Godzilla film.
Alfred Hitchcock lost his belly button during abdominal surgery and often shocked his leading ladies by flashing his curiously smooth tummy.
David Lynch won't allow cooking in his home; the odor of heated food disturbs him.
With outrageous anecdotes ranging from the weird to the bizarre, Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers is a hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the making of movies.
About the Author
Robert Schnakenberg is the author of several nonfiction books, including Secret Lives of Great Authors. He lives in Brooklyn.