The Films of James Mason [*SIGNED* association copy]

By: Hirschhorn, Clive; with some second thoughts by James Mason

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[very nice book, slight wear at spine ends, just the slightest touch of foxing to top edge; jacket has a couple of tiny tears at spine extremities, a couple more at top and bottom edges of rear panel (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED by the great actor on the title page, a personal inscription to director Richard Fleischer and his wife, with reference to their past work together: "For Richard & Mickie / with love from James / (Let's do a third, Dick. But how can we top Mandingo?)" (The previous Fleischer-Mason collaboration had of course been the 1954 Disney classic 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, in which Mason memorably portrayed the tragic scientific genius Captain Nemo. Although the book hews to the usual "films of" format, with a film-by-film rundown prefaced with an introductory biographical essay, what makes this one more than a bit unusual are its incorporation of the actor's own "second thoughts," in the form of his brief commentary (sometimes only a single line) on each film. The book proper ends with MANDINGO -- making Mason's inscription to Fleischer all the more apt. (Despite the sentiment, however, they were not to work together again -- but really, how *would* they have topped MANDINGO for sheer all-out scenery-chewing tastelessness?) Signed by Biographee

Title: The Films of James Mason [*SIGNED* association copy]

Author: Hirschhorn, Clive; with some second thoughts by James Mason

Categories: Cinema: Biography,

Edition: 1st (U.K.) edition

Publisher: London, LSP Books: 1975

ISBN Number: 0-85321-063-2

ISBN Number 13: 9780853210634

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj

Seller ID: 18921

Keywords: Actors