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Download The Wah-Wah Diaries: The Making of a Film Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (65 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard E. Grant Narrator: Richard E. Grant Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Here are the very personal diaries of Richard E. Grant's debut behind the camera, as writer and director of his autobiographical movie of the same name.

It is both a fascinating insight into the intrigues and agonies he encounters along the way, and also a deeply moving portrait of his childhood and his love affair with Swaziland, where he was born and brought up during the last throes of the British Empire.

Through the mayhem - never-ending financial pressures; hostilities, and finally breakdown of communication with his producer; the nerve-racking quest to persuade the King of Swaziland to grant permission to film in his country; the assembly of a stellar cast including Gabriel Byrne, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, and Julie Walters - Richard E. Grant has written and reads, with characteristic humour and charm, an extraordinarily honest and revealing account of a labour of love and the realisation of a dream. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jacinta | 7/2/2013

    " What a hoot this book was. Loved it. Definitely a hangover / holiday read. It reminded me why I lost interest in directing films in 3rd year uni. Oh and watch out for the diabolical producer in the book. What a scream. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeremy | 1/9/2013

    " If I could, I would invite him round for a dinner party and just simply listen to all his stories. He's an absolute master of wit and as this details the insanely rough process for getting a film made, it's a worthwhile read for me and all my creative friends struggling to make dreams happen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nicholas | 11/12/2011

    " remind me to never try and make a movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marie | 9/2/2011

    " Richard E. Grant's colourful and flowing style of writing make his account of the production, writing, casting and directing of his first film,an autobiographical account of his childhood growing up in Swaziland, a fascinating read and insight into the workings of the film industry. "

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