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All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them by Anne M. Strick.

Title: All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them
Author: Anne M. Strick
Publisher: CreateSpace
Book Description: This book is for anyone interested in a job in films or television, and for those movie buffs who want to know backstage secrets, and how movies are really made. It is a book of interviews with those indispensable behind-the-screen people - the electricians, grips, truck drivers, scenic artists, make-up artists, graphic designers, carpenters, construction workers, seamstresses, costumers and special effects wizards - who make movie magic actually happen. This book tells what they do, how they do it, how they got their jobs ad what adventures they've had. It is a book for all those fans who want inside stories about their favorite actors and the films they've made. It is a book for all those who dream of joining the Hollywood world and have the everyday skills required to work in the industry - which, surprisingly, most of us already do. In shot, this is a book for everyone.

{ Review }

I've always aspired to work in the film industry, and whilst I know it's a long shot, I figured I'd find out as much about it as I can. Anne M. Strick's book is a fantastically written book that is both informative and interesting. It is a non-fiction book featuring interviews from people from all different aspects of the film industry who have all worked with some of the best actors and directors. It is full of funny and interesting anecdotes about well known actors as well. A huge range of jobs are featuring in this book, including many that I didn't know existed! Or at least, I didn't know that the role they played was particularly significant. 

The book is quite short and this was both a good and a bad thing for me. I wish that there had been more interviews and more jobs featured, though it was good that it was short and snappy because this made it an easy read. 

All the Doors to Hollywood is an essential read for all those interested in a future career in film as this book gives you advice straight from those who have made it themselves. This book has shown me that there are so many different aspects to films and movies and they take an intense amount of work and planning from everyone involved. This book exceeded my expectations by far and I did not think that the people interviewed would be people of any significance - but they are! 

{ Author Bio }

Anne M.Strick has spent over twenty years in the movie industry. She has worked for Universal, Warners, Paramount and EMI, as a Unit Publicist, Project Coordinator and National Publicity Director, and with such Hollywood legends as Jack Nicholson, James Earl Jones, Sean Penn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Lynch and Dino De Laurentiis, among many others. 

She has been a Congressional speech writer, published articles, theater reviews, short stories, two non-fiction books (one an international best-seller),  two novels, and the highly praised ("remarkable") critique of our adversary legal system, Injustice For All.  Born in  Philadelphia, educated at Bennington College and UCLA, she lives in Los Angeles.

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