Cover design by Gavin L. O'Keefe
THE BOOK OF A LOST FILM
Directed by Paul Landres
Screenplay by J. Benton Cheney
Introduction by Francis M. Nevins
In 1951 director Paul Landres began a motion picture called DON DIABLO, in the tradition of Zorro. Landres was a well-known TV director, whose credits include The Cisco Kid, Sky King and Boston Blackie. He had a unique style of preparation for his films, involving colored diagrams of each shot, showing camera angles, actor locations and action sequences. Spearheaded by author Francis M. Nevins, the two volumes of this new book will explain the style of his Landres' direction and provide the diagrams for DON DIABLO. The first volume, a perfect-bound 100-page trade paperback has Nevins' 11-page introduction, actors' pictures, and the exact full-size facsimile of the 52-page screenplay, written by J. Benton Cheney. The second volume is a spiral-bound 26-page book in full color. Both are letter-size; 8.5" x 11".
The film was lost but now you can enjoy and learn from this new set of books about it an one of the best-loved and most prolific TV directors, Paul Landres.
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