New book by SFX Oscar winner John Richardson to be published in October

Follow up to his previous book comes after lockdown house clear out unearthed new photos.

In 2019, Oscar-winning special effects supremo John Richardson released his first book, the best-selling Making Movie Magic, which chronicled his remarkable career in the film industry.

A year later, during a house clear-out as the country was stuck in a seemingly never-ending lockdown, he unearthed another treasure trove of unpublished, behind the scenes images from the blockbuster films he worked on.

Featuring never-before-seen photos from all of the Harry Potter films, eight James Bond films, Aliens, A Bridge Too Far, Willow, The Omen and many others, all reproduced in stunning colour alongside extended captions which reveal how the effects were achieved, Making Movie Magic: The Photographs is a further celebration of Richardson’s extraordinary body of work.

John Richardson has enjoyed a 58-year career in the film business as an acclaimed special effects technician and supervisor, working on well over 100 films and several of cinema’s biggest franchises. He has been Oscar-nominated six times and won for Aliens in 1986. This is his follow-up book to the bestselling Making Movie Magic (The History Press, 2019).

The new book has a foreward written by Eon Productions’ bosses Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Published by The History Press, it will be available from 20th October.

Pre-order using the link below:

Amazon UK

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