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The Making Of Slap Shot Behind the Scenes of the Greatest Hockey Movie (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1118096495
ISBN-13: 9781118096499
Sku: 221166789
Publish Date: 10/1/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1T
Pages:  320
Shares the true story behind the favorite sport film, drawing on interviews with dozens of cast members, production staff and other insiders to trace the movies creative process and share little-known facts about real events that inspired virtually every scene. Reprint. *Author: Jackson, Jonathon *Subtitle: Behind the Scenes of the Greatest Hockey Movie *Publication Date: 2011/10/25 *Number of Pages: 306 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.00
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How a movie about minor league hockey became a box office hit—and an international cult classic

Even thirty-odd years after Slap Shot's release, diehard hockey fans can still recite scenes of dialogue by heart, making lines like "putting on the foil" just common argot for the devoted. Yet many may be surprised to learn that the true story behind the making of the film is as captivating as the film itself. In The Making of Slap Shot, veteran sports writer Jonathon Jackson lets fans not only relive just how the film was made, but brings to light a number of little-known facts about the genesis and production of this sports classic.

With access to those involved in the making of the film, the author brings to life some of the magic behind the creation of memorable scenes and characters, especially the Charlestown Chiefs, one of the most popular fictional sports teams in history.

  • Based on interviews with over 50 cast members, production staff, and anyone of note involved in the film's creation
  • Details little known facts (including how Al Pacino was the first choice for the role of Reggie Dunlop) and how almost every scene—even the absurd and unbelievable ones—depicts a real life event
  • Jackson is a veteran journalist whose work has appeared in The Hockey News, the Montreal Gazette, the Ottawa Citizen and many other publications

Destined to be a collectible and keepsake (along with the jerseys, bobbleheads, and other paraphernalia associated with the film), The Making of Slap Shot is a must for fans eager to learn the colourful backstory of this surprising film classic.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0320
Product attributePublisher:   John Wiley & Sons
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