Christine Vachon is an independent film producer, and in this book she tells the story of how she made films like Far From Heaven, Boys Don’t Cry, and more.
A Killer Life is Vachon’s follow-up to her successful primer on producing, Shooting to Kill. This won’t be much of a review because I’ve been reading this at my day job piece by piece for the last 2 months–not my usual superfast pace. If you are interested in how indie films get made, this is a great book, full of dish and dirt and inside information. I worked on a couple of Killer Films, and it was interesting for me to see her perspective on things that I experienced. The book is enhanced by commentaries from some of the people she’s worked with, including many big names in film.