Phillip Noyce is one of the world’s most successful film directors and an
Australian icon. His directing credits cover the film-making spectrum from Hollywood blockbusters to prize-winning films that
show-case the art of the director.
Biographer Ingo Petzke
access to Noyce and the legends who have worked with him to write Phillip Noyce: Backroads to Hollywood.
Each chapter offers an entertaining
insider’s view of Noyce’s major projects, the art of
filmmaking, and the complexities of working in one of the most powerful and
Petzke includes just
enough outrageous off-screen antics to appeal to lovers of gossip and film fans
alike. He paints a portrait of Noyce as a creative, dynamic, inspired,
obsessive, inquisitive, practical and gifted filmmaker, who always acknowledges
the contribution of each member of his cast and crew.
The book comes with a CD-ROM packed
with hundreds of film stills, storyboards, an additional chapter on Noyce’s US television work and Petzke’s Hollywood diary.
book is a fine mix. There are technical insights from the directorial point of
view; a personal history of the Australian screen culture 1960 – 1990; and a
cagey and bracingly honest assessment of recent Hollywood