The Resource The church of baseball : the making of Bull Durham : home runs, bad calls, crazy fights, big swings, and a hit, Ron Shelton

The church of baseball : the making of Bull Durham : home runs, bad calls, crazy fights, big swings, and a hit, Ron Shelton

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The church of baseball : the making of Bull Durham : home runs, bad calls, crazy fights, big swings, and a hit
Title
The church of baseball
Title remainder
the making of Bull Durham : home runs, bad calls, crazy fights, big swings, and a hit
Statement of responsibility
Ron Shelton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bull Durham, the breakthrough 1988 film about a minor league baseball team, is widely revered as the best sports movie of all time. But back in 1987, Ron Shelton was a first-time director and no one was willing to finance a movie about baseball-especially a story set in the minors. The jury was still out on Kevin Costner's leading man potential, while Susan Sarandon was already a has-been. There were doubts. But something miraculous happened, and The Church of Baseball attempts to capture why. From organizing a baseball camp for the actors and rewriting key scenes while on set, to dealing with a short production schedule and overcoming the challenge of filming the sport, Shelton brings to life the making of this beloved American movie. As he tells the story of Bull Durham, Shelton also explains the rarely revealed ins-and-outs of moviemaking, from a film's inception and financing, screenwriting, casting, the nuts-and-bolts of directing, the post-production process, and even through its release. But this is also a book about baseball and its singular romance in the world of sports. Shelton himself spent six years in the minor leagues before making this film, and his experiences resonate throughout this book. Full of wry humor and insight, The Church of Baseball tells the remarkable story behind an iconic film"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shelton, Ron
Dewey number
791.43/72
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1997.B7926
LC item number
S54 2022
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shelton, Ron
  • Motion pictures
  • Baseball films
  • Baseball in motion pictures
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Screenwriters
Label
The church of baseball : the making of Bull Durham : home runs, bad calls, crazy fights, big swings, and a hit, Ron Shelton
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Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2021049945
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780593319772
Lccn
2021049945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The church of baseball : the making of Bull Durham : home runs, bad calls, crazy fights, big swings, and a hit, Ron Shelton
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2021049945
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780593319772
Lccn
2021049945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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