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house clear-out as the country was stuck in a seemingly never-ending lockdown, he unearthed another treasure trove of unpublished, behind the scenes images from the blockbuster films he worked on.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