The Making of Tombstone: Behind the Scenes of the Classic Modern Western

The Making of Tombstone: Behind the Scenes of the Classic Modern Western

by John Farkis


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The day-by-day inside story of the making of Tombstone (1993) as told to the author by those who were there—actors, extras, crew members, Buckaroos, historians and everyone in between. Historical context that inspired Kevin Jarre's screenplay is included. Production designers, cameramen, costume designers, composers, illustrators, screenwriter, journalists, set dressers, prop masters, medics, stuntmen and many others share their recollections—many never-before-told—of filming this epic Western.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476675862
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/23/2019
Pages: 258
Sales rank: 68,687
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Retired automotive executive John Farkis, is an historian and lifelong fan of the cinema. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and on NPR and other radio programs. He lives in South Lyon, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1

Prologue 3

One • Discovery and Creation 7

Two • Only the Beginning 31

Three • Here We Go! 54

Four • Lights! Camera! Action! What? 87

Five • Culture Shock 119

Six • Back and Forth and Back Again 156

Seven • “That’s a Wrap!” 197

Appendix: Tombstone 25th Anniversary Celebration 217

Chapter Notes 228

Bibliography 236

Index 245

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