Scarface: The Ultimate Guide (Anglais) Broché – 9 mars 2014
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I really am left at a loss of words to adequately convey what a precious, priceless, work of art this book is. It could have only been put together through one of two means: 1. sheer hard work, of the day in and day out, 18 hours a day work commonly associated with suicidal workaholics, or, quite simply, 2. a labor of love. After completing this book, there is no doubt it is the latter condition that give birth to this ultimate guidebook.
'Scarface: The Ultimate Guidebook', is everything it has been touted to be by others much more discerning, more demanding, and more rigorous than I. It is, if you allow me to quote a review I admired: "...a powerful, stylized commentary on violence, materialism, excess, corruption and crime in America." (end of quote) If you are a movie buff, a teacher, an actor or actress, or simply a regular human being like I am, trust me, this book belongs on your shelf. This one is special, extraordinarily special. I tip my hat to Mr. Damian Stevenson. Well done Sir!
The tale of Scarface is a violent story of excess, crime and corruption in America in the 1980s. It shows you drug-powered Miami through the eyes of an illegal immigrant who goes from dishwasher to narcotics kingpin, only to be destroyed by cocaine.The story is a dark parody of the American dream.
'Scarface: The Ultimate Guide' dissects the movie in its historical context, its origins, development, production, release, critical reception and current cultural niche. The author proclaims that the "The highlight of the book is a detailed analysis of the movie from first frame to FADE OUT."
Everything you might wish to know about the history of the 1983 film is included, from actors to screenplay and more.
Movie buffs and gangster lovers will want to own this detailed guide to the iconic film.
A superb book for cult die-hards of the film Scarface - a highly informative read, which will bring back many memories from this super film!
Stevenson has crafted something special with this classic and is certainly not one to pass by. A great writer of novels such as, Operation Armada (Book 1 of The Ian Fleming Files) and The Ian Fleming Files: Operation Parsifal - so, no surprise to see this comprehensive guide.
The details are very well put together, capturing the essence of the characters, the movie and the film-making aspects throughout the pages. Good in-depth research is included defining the role of Pacino and the rest of the cast - Stevenson presents this very well indeed.
An all-time gangster hit - any fan of the film or movie buff should now grab the book!!!
A strong 5***** Fantastic!!!
There is one other book on "Scarface" ("Scarface Nation" By Ken Tucker) but it is riddled with errors and is superficial. "Scarface: The Ultimate Guide" is a detailed and intelligent examination of the movie from its inception to release - and beyond. The book feels fresh and is a great, fun and informative read. No doubt the release of this incredibly detailed, authoritative book is timed to the movie's 30th anniversary this year.
I have seen `Scarface' countless times and thought I knew everything about it but I learned a lot from this book. At times the information was a little overwhelming. I'm not sure if people care too much about camera angles or the references to `Star Wars' but at least the writer keeps the technical aspects to a minimum. The book's best part is the shot by shot (or close) analysis of the film. It's like seeing the movie through a new set of eyes. I had no idea De Palma's film was so layered.
The facts that struck me that I wasn't aware of before: how similar the movie is to the original 1932 film (especially so much of the dialogue!); how the shoot had to leave Miami because of protests about the script's treatment of Cubans; how the style of the film influenced the look of "Miami Vice;" the movie's strange antisemitism; the power of the music and how it is used; how De Palma uses the camera to enhance scenes; and all the trivia that is packed into this short but brilliant book!
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It took me 40 years to finally watch this movie, and upon hearing about this book I had to get it immediately. Holy cow did I miss a lot of stuff. Lire la suitePublié il y a 17 mois par K. Edwin Fritz, author
Oh man a family member of mine is going to love this! He is a Scarface freak. He has all the dolls and even a picture of him as Scarface. Lire la suitePublié il y a 17 mois par DXLPM
The book takes the 1932 and the'80 Scarface movies and puts them in comparison. I've never thought I'd learn so much about the backstage and the cultural and subcultural aspects... Lire la suitePublié il y a 17 mois par Erania Pinnera
I have loved `Scarface' for many years and was thrilled to find this book. It is awesome. There is so much information in these pages, including original essays, interviews and a... Lire la suitePublié il y a 17 mois par Jonny
“Scarface: The Ultimate Guide” is a fascinating read that tells you everything about the making and history of the movie. If you’re a fan of “Scarface” you will love this guide!Publié il y a 17 mois par Lilly
Scarface: The Ultimate Guide showcases Damian Stevenson's thorough and absolute knowledge of the subject matter. This is no flash in the pan. Lire la suitePublié il y a 17 mois par The Wizard of Oz