Movie Life Richard Edson

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Movie Life Richard Edson

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Published by Bywater Bros. Editions, 2019 120 pages, softcover 6.3 x 9.75 inches / 16 x 24.7 cm

ISBN 978-1-988469-12-6

Edited by Roger Bywater & Richard Edson Designed by Louis Ford

Movie Life is an inside photographic portrait of the film industry by the veteran character actor Richard Edson. Although primarily known for his acting accomplishments, Edson stared his career working as a musician, first as a the original drummer for Sonic Youth, and later in the seminal NYC funk collective Konk, for whom he preformed with throughout the early 1980s. It was around this period that he was approached by Jim Jarmusch who cast him alongside John Lurie in his 1984 breakout film, entitled Stranger Than Paradise.

Since then Edson has gone on to have a long and successful movie career and has appeared in over 100 films, including Des- perately Seeking Susan; Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; Good Morning, Vietnam; Do the Right Thing; Eight Men Out, plus many others. Throughout this period he nurtured a keen interest in photography but held back from actively shooting on set as he felt it distracted from his primary responsibly as an actor. However, when he was cast in Oliver Stone’s Platoon and Alex Cox’s Walker, (films shot in the Philippines and Nicaragua respectively), he realized these were opportunities he couldn’t fail to document.


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