Donald Cammell: A Life on the Wild Side
by Sam Umland and Rebecca Umland









This is the first book about the extraordinary, decadent life and enigmatic creative works of Donald Cammell (1934-1996) whose first film became a classic. Innovative and provocative, Performance brought a new sensibility to modern cinema. Although it immediately launched Cammell into the international limelight, his career proved elusive. He completed only three more feature films before his 1996 suicide. Yet this elusiveness elevated Cammell into myth and inspired a generation of young filmmakers including Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, Roger Avary and Todd Haynes. This biography offers:

• rare stills

• previously unpublished personal photographs

• images from his early career as a portrait painter

• a filmography

• unrealized and uncompleted projects, and screenplays

•dozens of interviews


Paperback: 303 pages
Publisher: Fab Press; New Ed edition (July 30, 2006)
ISBN-10: 1903254299
ISBN-13: 978-1903254295
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7 x 0.8 inches