On the heels of Secret Lives of Great Authors, Great Artists, and Great Composers comes Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers-an uncensored look at screen legends ranging from D. W. Griffi th and Frank Capra to Martin Scorsese and the Coen Brothers. Readers will discover that- Charlie Chaplin's corpse was stolen and held for a 400,000e ransom. kira Kurosawa dreamed of making the ultimate Godzilla film. lfred Hitchcock lost his belly button during abdominal surgery-and often shocked his leading ladies by flashing his curiously smooth tummy. avid Lynch won't allow cooking in his home; the odor of heated food disturbs him. ith outrageous anecdotes ranging from the weird to the bizarre, Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers is a hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the making of movies.
Robert Schnakenberg is the author of several nonfiction books, including Secret Lives of Great Authors. He lives in Brooklyn.