I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History
University of Wisconsin Press, 2008 M04 10 - 504 pages
This is a moving, star-filled account of one of Hollywood’s true golden ages as told by a man in the middle of it all. Walter Mirisch’s company has produced some of the most entertaining and enduring classics in film history, including West Side Story, Some Like It Hot, In the Heat of the Night, and The Magnificent Seven. His work has led to 87 Academy Award nominations and 28 Oscars. Richly illustrated with rare photographs from his personal collection, I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History reveals Mirisch’s own experience of Hollywood and tells the stories of the stars—emerging and established—who appeared in his films, including Natalie Wood, John Wayne, Peter Sellers, Sidney Poitier, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, and many others.
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Mirisch has acquired the reputation of a hands-on, meticulous producer, having put together more than 100 films (including Some Like It Hot, West Side Story, and The Great Escape), 28 of which have ... Read full review