Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing, June 2003 Soft Cover, 260 pgs.
Signed by the Author This highly regarded title is out-of-print but we have one copy! Very good condition.
From the Publisher: Code of Honor: The Making of High Noon, Shane and The Searchersis the first book to provide a detailed history of the struggles and triumphs in the production of these three classic American Western films. With access to the collections of directors Fred Zinnemann, George Stevens and John Ford, author Michael F. Blake incorporates script drafts, memos, personal notes and daily production reports to explain how each film was made. Rare photos include behind the scenes shots and memorabilia.
What others are saying: "Code of Honor gives readers a lavishly illustrated insider's view of the twists and turns that arose during the making of these Westerns." -Melissa Ragsdale, Cowboys and Indians
"Much has been written about Western film, but Blake's focus and combination of passion and scholarship make this title truly unique. It should be a required purchase for academic libraries supporting film studies programs and is highly recommended for public libraries as well." -M.C. Duhig, Library Journal
About the Author: Michael F. Blake, an Emmy-winning makeup artist and leading film historian, has worked in the film industry for nearly fifty years. He has written for American Cinematographer, Performing Arts, Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. He lives in Los Angeles.