Hollywood PL

by Agnieszka Niezgoda

Format: Hardcover
Edition: 1st
ISBN: 978-8393219216
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Hollywood PL
Publish Date: November 2013
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 9.6" X 12"
Weight: 3.6 lbs.
  • Hollywood PL is a coffee table book that features the incredible stories of twenty-three acclaimed Polish filmmakers that collectively reveal a nuanced narrative about the immigrant experience, about finding happiness, and about making dreams come true.
    Each filmmaker has left an indelible mark in Hollywood. They are winners of Academy Awards, Golden Globes and Emmys; visionaries, luminaries, and undeniable talents. Among those featured, directors: Agnieszka Holland (In Darkness), Roman Polanski (Chinatown), Zbig Rybczynski (Tango). Composers: Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (Finding Neverland), Abel Korzeniowski (A Single Man). Directors of photography: Adam Holender (Midnight Cowboy), SBawomir Idziak (Black Hawk Down), Dariusz Wolski (Pirates of the Caribbean). Production designers and costume designers: Allan Starski (Schindler's List), Waldemar Kalinowski (Leaving Las Vegas), Anna B. Sheppard (Inglourious Bastards) — and many more.
    Hollywood PL allows the reader to look into the eyes of its characters as they absorb their testimonies stories. Personal anecdotes offer a behind-the-scenes look at life in Hollywood, contextualized against the broader backdrop of the immigrant's pursuit of the American Dream. Heart-wrenching drama, character-forging struggles, and the fulfilling reward that always awaits human endeavor to reach beyond the sky.
    "This four-year expedition has been a remarkable journey for us — the authors. Memories engraved upon hearts, a mesmerizing life-scape we feel honored to share with you now."

    Signed by Jacek Laskus, ASC, PCS. 

  • A seasoned journalist, Agnieszka Niezgoda, has worked as a staff writer for Polityka weekly, an editor for Elle magazine, and as the host of a televised talk show. Her debut novel, Dobranocka, was published in 2009. The following year, it was optioned for a feature film and she adapted it into a screenplay. She graduated with her MA degree from the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science at the University of Warsaw. During the four-year-long process of writing and producing Hollywood PL, she also established Hollywood PL Publishing House to provide the project with publishing independence. 

  • -

Related Items