The Wah-Wah Diaries: The Making of a Film

The Wah-Wah Diaries: The Making of a Film
Author: Richard E. Grant
Language English
Pages: 262
ISBN10: 0330441973
Genre: Nonfiction
Goodreads Rating: 3.76
ISBN13: 9780330441971
Published: September 1st 2006 by Pan Macmillan

A personal diary that charts the ups and downs of the making of Wah-Wah, Richard E. Grant’s debut directorial film, this memoir captures the work behind this labor of love and the realization and fulfillment of a dream come to life. As writer and director of the autobiographical film Grant provides fascinating insight into the intrigues and agonies he encounters while filming, as well as a deeply moving portrait of his childhood and his love affair with Swaziland, where he was born and brought up during the last throes of the British Empire. From never-ending financial pressures and hostilities with producers to the nerve-racking quest to persuade the King of Swaziland to grant permission to film in his country and the handling of a stellar cast—which includes Gabriel Byrne, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, and Julie Walters—Richard E. Grant has detailed, with characteristic humor and charm, the daily operations behind the creation of a major motion picture.