New Book – Believing a Man Can Fly: Memories of a Life in Special Effects and Film

Special-effects artist and director Colin Chilvers, who won an Academy Award for his work on “Superman: The Movie,” has co-written a book about his life and career in Hollywood. Title “Believing a Man Can Fly: Memories of a Life in Special Effects and Film,” the book was released in late 2019 and is now available to purchase via Amazon.com.

YOU WILL BELIEVE

Believing a Man Can Fly: Memories of a Life in Special Effects and Film is the story of a man’s journey from a modest childhood in England to the heights of Hollywood success.

At the 51st Academy Awards in 1979, Steve Martin presented Colin Chilvers with an Oscar for his work on the special effects of Superman: The Movie. That honor came after years of experience on such productions as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Battle of Britain and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. As well, he brought his special-effects expertise to such diverse productions as Tommy, X-Men and K-19: The Widowmaker.

From the director’s chair, Colin orchestrated the Martian invasion in War of the Worlds and helped a young Clark Kent take flight in Superboy. He also directed Michael Jackson in the most ambitious music video ever produced – “Smooth Criminal.”

Colin Chilvers will make you believe that a man can indeed fly!

Believing a Man Can Fly: Memories of a Life in Special Effects and Film [Paperback]
by Colin Chilvers (Author), Aaron Lam (Author), Neil Corbould (Foreword)
Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: BearManor Media
(December 28, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1629335177

Believing a Man Can Fly: Memories of a Life in Special Effects and Film [Hardcover]
by Colin Chilvers (Author), Aaron Lam (Author), Neil Corbould (Foreword)
Hardcover: 290 pages
Publisher: BearManor Media
(December 27, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1629335185

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Superman2878
January 18, 2020 7:51 pm

“You will believe a man can fly.”
And may we keep believing. 🙂