Adventures in Filmmaking by Peter Rowe

Adventures in Filmmaking

byPeter Rowe

Kobo ebook | May 28, 2013

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Peter Rowe has filmed on all seven continents, capturing the extremes of nature from Antarctica to the Arabian Desert, crossed Baffin Island by dogsled and climbed many of the world’s most active volcanoes, camera in hand.. His crazy stories of his adventures in filmmaking range from the wild to the ribald. Starting with his underground initiation into filmmaking in the 1960s, working in the rock scene filming people like the Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon and The Doors, filmmaker Rowe moved on to a career spanning features, television series, and documentaries, focused on themes of adventure and exploration.. If you are interested in film or interested in adventure, you owe it to yourself to check out Rowe’s intriguing tale. Rowe has directed stars Jack Palance, Mickey Rooney and Kevin Zegers. He has filmed with sharks both of the Great White and the Hollywood variety. Whether it is becoming one of the first persons ever to stand on a just-born volcanic island in the South Pacific, filming inside a deep hot cave full of the world’s largest crystals, flying into the eye of a hurricane, or playing Hunter S. Thompson in a television portrait of the gonzo journalist’s last 24 hours, Rowe has great stories to tell of a life full of adventures in film. “A terrific read! Exotic locations, beautiful starlets, and behind the scenes gossip - Adventures in Filmmaking is an insiders’ look at over forty years in the movie business. And it’s everything you want it to be. From sex, drugs, rock and roll in the 60’s all the way to a worldwide TV phenomenon in the ‘10s. Peter Rowe recounts an amazing life lived large.” -Jeff Willner – Fellow, Royal Geographic Society, CEO, Traveledge “There’s times I thought I was having an acid flashback (somehow Rowe remembered the sixties). Other times I almost fell off my chair laughing. Throughout I was amazed by how much he has done and the names he has worked with, both as a filmmaker and as an adventurer. To not only survive but to flourish in the uber competitive worlds of the movie and TV biz for over forty years takes talent, smarts and perseverance and he has all in abundance. He’s also completely down to earth and a helluva good writer. Thoroughly entertaining. I couldn’t put it down.” -Jason Schoonover – Author, Thai Gold, Communications Director, The Explorers Club (Canada), Bangkok/Saskatoon "Admirably detailed, reliably engaging, and filled with tales of genuine adventure. Rowe recalls a range of cinematic memories from confronting the establishment with student projects to documenting the volatility of the natural world. Most importantly, he has the intelligence to recognize that emotional turmoil and physical danger can be equally thrilling." -Josh Johnson – Director, "Rewind This!" – Austin, Texas

Title:Adventures in FilmmakingFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 28, 2013Publisher:Peter RoweLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0991862511

ISBN - 13:9780991862511

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