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Dear ListServ Administrator:

Please post this to Screen-L. Thank you!

Best wishes,
Harvey Fenton
FAB Press
7 Farleigh
Ramsden Road
Godalming, Surrey GU7 1QE
England, UK
http://www.fabpress.com



The long-awaited biography of one Great Britain's most fascinating 
filmmakers.

DONALD CAMMELL: A LIFE ON THE WILD SIDE
Rebecca and Sam Umland
FAB Press | 304 pages | 2006
ISBN 1-903254-28-0 | hardcover | 24.95 | $39.95
ISBN 1-903254-29-9 | paperback | 16.95 | $29.95

When Donald Cammell, the Scottish painter and filmmaker, committed 
suicide in 1996, he left behind a handful of unusual, innovative, 
frequently disturbing films. One of them - Mick Jagger's acting debut 
PERFORMANCE - is now an acknowledged masterpiece of world cinema. 
Cammell's extraordinary life was shrouded in both mystery and legend. 
This provocative and comprehensive biography separates fact from 
fiction, apprehending the realities behind the myths. Sam and Rebecca 
Umland explore Cammell's remarkable life and times: his father's 
friendship with the notorious Aleister Crowley;  Donald's childhood in 
pre-war Edinburgh; his early career as a society portrait painter in 
Chelsea and the beginning of his film career in Paris during the 
"Swinging Sixties." They also explore Cammell's doomed collaborations 
with Marlon Brando, his final years of frustration, and ultimate 
tragedy in Hollywood. Lavishly illustrated with examples of Cammell's 
work as an artist, plus rare and previously
unpublished photographs, and 32 stunning pages of full colour poster 
reproductions and rare film stills, the visuals augment the biography 
and criticsm. Complete with detailed appendices, notes and index.

"A new generation has discovered PERFORMANCE. I'm very proud of that." -
Anita Pallenberg.

"In this book, Sam and Rebecca Umland's approach to Donald's life and 
work brings
to light the many facets of this gifted artist who left behind a 
complex legacy
which they have unravelled with scholarly detail." - Frank Mazzola

For more information, including the table of contents, visit the book's
webpage:
http://www.fabpress.com/perl/search.pl?CO=FAB072

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