A Life Through the Lens

Memoirs of a Film Cameraman


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About the Book

In a career spanning six decades, director of photography Alan Hume has worked on over 100 films and television shows and progressed through the ranks from a young clapper boy to one of the best lighting cameramen in the business. From early films with David Lean, through the popular Carry On series, Amicus horror, four James Bonds, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, A Fish Called Wanda, Shirley Valentine, Stepping Out, and others, Alan Hume has worked alongside some of the most acclaimed directors and producers and biggest film stars.
The memoir, from his evacuation as a child in World War II to his retirement, includes a collection of rare photographs, both in front of and behind the camera. He explains technical details and insights of the industry while divulging anecdotes about celebrities and filmmaking. It concludes with a summary of the technological changes throughout his career and to the present, and a full filmography. With great good humor, Hume offers an incomparable tour behind the camera.

About the Author(s)

The late Alan Hume lived in Chalfont St. Giles, England.
Gareth Owen is a film producer and writer in Iver Heath, England.

Bibliographic Details

Alan Hume with Gareth Owen
Forewords by Peter Rogers ; and Kevin Connor
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 220
Bibliographic Info: 67 photos, filmography, index
Copyright Date: 2004
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1803-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0552-4
Imprint: McFarland