The latest addition to my shelf this week, should definitely be an interesting read. ‘Playing Mrs. Kingston’, is author Tony Lee Moral’s debut fiction book, although by no means his first published work. The titles of his three previously published non-fiction books, offer a big clue as to the influence which has been fundamental in shaping and inspiring his fiction writing.
Hitchcock for me is the consummate filmmaker and the one to be studied. He has inspired more directors, screenwriters and producers than any other film-maker in history, which is why he has had more books written about him than any other director. He understood how to use the camera and tell a story visually better than anybody, and had an innate understanding of camera logic.
As a Hitchcock fan myself, I shall be looking forward to having Tony visit very soon, with a guest post about the great man.
‘PLAYING MRS. KINGSTON’
It’s the ‘50s in New York City, and Catriona Benedict has big dreams, but when her first promising gig as an actress is a flop, she has to figure out some other way to make a living in the big city.
Enter Miles Kingston, a rich and influential playboy who, for reasons of his own, asks Catriona to take on the biggest role of her life…as his wife. Despite her boyfriend’s misgivings about the arrangement, Catriona knows that this could easily be the most lucrative acting job she’s ever had. All she has to do is keep up the act for a few weeks, and she’ll walk away with thousands.
When tragedy strikes, the whole arrangement threatens to strangle Catriona. She quickly realizes that living with the Kingston family is a much more delicate and dangerous affair than she ever could have guessed.
And if she isn’t convincing in the role of Mrs. Kingston, much more than just her acting career will be at stake.
TONY LEE MORAL
Tony was born in the historical town of Hastings, Sussex, England. From an early age he looked to the horizon, with a keen quest for knowledge and an avid interest in writing.
Following an early publishing success, with the formation of his own software company for the booming home computer market, Tony moved on to the internationally renowned BBC Natural History Unit, where he spent many formative years filming in remote places around the world, everywhere from the Himalayas to the Amazonian rainforest.
In 1999, Tony moved to California to work on the award winning ‘The Shape of Life’ series, to write his books on Alfred Hitchcock, and to continue making his diverse and eclectic documentaries, ranging from biographies to current affairs, in the course of which he has interviewed a veritable A-Z of celebrities from the arts and sciences.
As well as making films around the world, Tony has launched his own production company Sabana Films, dedicated to making bespoke documentaries.
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