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Steve McQueen - The Last Mile|
By Barbara McQueen with Marshall Terrill
|Photo Book. 240 pages.|
|This book takes you into the very intimate and private world of Steve McQueen between 1977 and 1980. |
Consisting of approximately 150 color photos (most of which were taken by his wife Barbara McQueen) and accompanied by Barbara's recollections of their time together.
Unlike some other photobooks where you sense you are watching the star pose, this book shows you the absolutely unguarded and relaxed side of the man as he goes about his daily life, talking to friends, tinkering on his bikes, dozing in an armchair or washing down the pavement outside his airplane hanger.
|These are the sort of photos you would usually never see of a movie star - Steve in the morning before
he has showered, looking drowsily over a hot mug of coffee, househunting in Montana with Barbara, or lying asleep
on the living room floor with his pet dog lying on top of him.|
You really feel like you have stepped into Steve and Barbara's house, it is that personal.
The text accompaniment is also very entertaining and educational as Barbara shares her memories of how Steve wooed her, the initial problems he had to overcome in winning her parents approval of the relationship, his personal lessons to her on how to dismantle and rebuild a motorcycle (sadly unsuccessful) or a gun (successful), how he came to propose, and many other intimate and fun moments. Overall it takes you through their entire relationship and serves as something of an autobiography in itself.
All these photos are beautifully presented in a high gloss large coffee table book format.
Steve McQueen - The Last Mile is a very special book and no fans collection will be complete without it.
Released with the first limited edition run of the book is a 45 minute audio CD of Steve verbally working through the script of the film Tom Horn. It is fascinating to hear him talk about his vision of the film, rework the script and plan his character. You get a real sense of the epic film he wanted Tom Horn to be (but was denied due to the studio slashing the budget), and you realise just how insightful he was with film and acting. The amount of thought he puts into his role should forever dispel the notion that he just played himself on film.
To order a copy of Steve McQueen - The Last Mile visit www.daltonwatson.com