Seventy Light Years by Freddie Young
An Autobiography

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The veteran film cameraman Freddie Young, who won Academy Awards for "Lawrence of Arabia", "Doctor Zhivago" and "Ryan's Daughter", takes readers on a journey through cinema history, from his early days processing celluloid by hand in the studios at Shepherds Bush to his experiences with David Lean in locations around the world. This autobiography includes anecdotes about the directors and actors with whom Young worked, and offers a guide to how cinematography evolved from a craft into an art.

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published September 1, 1999 by Faber & Faber. 164 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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One of the great British cinematographers, Young completed this slender autobiography shortly before his death at 96 last December.

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A palpable enthusiasm for the technical aspects of film animates this amiable but slight autobiography by the late cinematographer. Young's distinguished, long and varied career included a can-do appr

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In discussing his work on David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia and Dr. Zhivago, movies that dazzled in large part because of their cinematography, Young typically does not mention Peter O'Toole's star-making turn as T.E.

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