(W) Stuart Gordon
In this engaging candid memoir, horror legend Stuart Gordon gives a vivid account of his remarkable journey, from a student manning the barricades during the civil unrest of the 1960s, via an infamous stint as an experimental theater maverick, to ultimately becoming an iconic figure in cult cinema. While he'd started his professional career as a theater director, Gordon's first love was cinema, and in 1985 he shocked the world with his wickedly witty debut feature Re-Animator
. The film established Gordon as the pre-eminent cinematic interpreter of legendary horror author H.P. Lovecraft, a writer many had previously regarded as largely unfilmable. In these pages, Gordon recalls a wealth of anecdotes, revealing what it was like to direct acclaimed actors such as Anthony Perkins, Dennis Hopper, Oliver Reed, Edward J. Olmos, Lance Henriksen and William H. Macy. Stuart Gordon's memoir is authentically funny, disarmingly honest, and unexpectedly touching, a compelling glimpse into the life of a director happiest in Hollywood's hinterlands, pushing the limits of what the mainstream would accept.
In Shops: Feb 14, 2024