Spielberg, Truffaut and Me: An Actor's Diary

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Since all journalists and writers were barred from the shooting of the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", actor Bob Balaban's diary is a rare on-the-spot account of the making of Steven Spielberg's classic sci-fi film. This is a "making of" book written from an actor's-eye view, and Balaban (who played Laughlin inthe film, opposite Francois Truffaut as Lacombe) provides a detailed account of Steven Spielberg at work, as well as a portrait of the late Truffaut.

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"A fascinating behind the scenes peek into the making of one of Hollywood's best movies." -- Susan Sarandon

"A fascinating behind the scenes peek into the making of the movie that re-defined mashed potatoes." -- Tim Robbins

"Anyone who loves Hollywood movies should read this book." -- Richard E. Grant

"Bob Balaban's often hilarious observations... reassured me that as I was slowly losing my head, all those around me were also losing theirs." -- Steven Spielberg, from his Introduction

"I loved it. I wish I had written this book myself." -- Richard Dreyfuss

About the Author:

Bob Balaban is an actor and producer. His many film appearances include Altered States, 2010, Deconstructing Harry, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show and a recurring role on TV's Seinfeld. He will appear in the forthcoming Jim Carrey movie The Majestic, and in Robert Altman's Gosford Park, for which he also acted as a producer. Balaban also directed the cult comedy horror film Parents.

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