Voices from the Set: The Film Heritage Interviews (2000)
In Voices from the Set, Tony Macklin shares with his readers the interviews he conducted during the 1970s with many of Hollywood's greatest stars. Because it was an era where the Old Hollywood was still extant, and the new cinema was burgeoning, he was able to meet the old with the new-actors, directors, producers, writers-and make some of his own memories along the way. Interviews with old masters Alfred Hitchcock and Howard Hawks are juxtaposed with the new breed Martin Scorsese and Alan Rudolph and the mavericks Robert Altman and Sam Peckinpah. Icons such as John Wayne and Edith Head are included, as well as relative newcomers Stockard Channing and Richard Baskin. Voices from the Set is a unique vignette of Hollywood history, a snapshot in time, ideal for the film buff, film historian, for anyone with an interest in the intriguing personalities that made it what it is today. This book is an opportunity not to be missed.
"When teaching film and television in Los Angeles, I had the luxury of having top industry professionals visit my classes. This is simply not possible at universities distant from the major centers of production. However, with Tony Macklin's unique and special tome, I can have many of the all-time greats "visit" my class anywhere. Voices from the Set, will be required reading for all future "Masters of American Cinema" courses I teach -- anywhere...ever."
Frank Capra [ed. note: corrected from John Wayne in original] called him a genius. Shirley MacLaine spilt coffee on him. He studied his subjects, understanding why Alfred ... more
Tony Macklin created a quarterly magazine in 1965 for film buffs that turned out to be a chronicle of the golden age of motion pictures in the '60s and '70s.
"Of course, ... more
The college professor switched on his tape recorder and began asking questions.
There was American icon John Wayne lamenting how director John Ford "forgot I was around" ... more
For the film industry, the 1970s were a time of transition. Summer blockbusters were in the their infancy with Jaws as the prototype. Films with less than guaranteed glob ... more
During the 1970s, Tony Macklin conducted a stunning series of interviews for the magazine Film Heritage, dealing with all aspects of the industry, from costume designers ... more
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