In July writer/director, actor, stuntman, special effects guru, and production manager Gary Kent celebrated the release of his autobiographical account of the evolution of independent film, Shadows & Light: Journeys With Outlaws in Revolutionary Hollywood (Dalton Publishing, 2009). Since that time, only a few short weeks ago, the book has already become the #1 Best Seller for the Austin, Texas book retailer Book People.

Shadows & Light sold out the night of the inaugural book release event and has continued to rise in popularity across the nation. The July 15th debut was followed by an exciting dual book-signing and screening of Kent’s famous indie film Bubba Ho-Tep, for which he was the Senior Stunt Coordinator, at Dan’s Silverleaf in Denton, Texas.

Kent’s next appearance on his 2009 book tour will be at the horror bookstore Dark Delicacies in Burbank, California on August 29th.

Shadows & Light: Journeys With Outlaws in Revolutionary Hollywood illuminates the “reel” revolution that started in 1960 with the work of Director John Cassavetes. Gary was an officer in this revolution, compiling credits on over one hundred motion pictures and winning several major film awards. Shadows & Light (featuring stories of Jack Nicholson, Bruce Willis, James Caan, William Shatner, Ann Margret, Penny Marshall, Sonny Barger and many more) is Gary Kent’s homage to the artistic, talented makers of magic, who began on the bottom of the dog-pile, and today, find themselves on top of the Hollywood heap. The book is filled with memories, reminiscences, inside information, heretofore unknown facts, anecdotes, pictures, etc. accumulated over forty-some years in independent, outrageous, and courageous cinema.

Check it out: Shadows & Light

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