February 14, 2014

Jerry Bruckheimer: When Lightning Strikes – Four Decades of Filmmaking

During the 80’s and 90’s seeing the name Jerry Bruckheimer before a movie trailer meant you were going to get a big budget, R Rated, action spectacular. Movies like Crimson Tide, Top Gun, Con Air, Beverly Hills Cop, The Rock and more are classics which will stand the test of time.

Sadly, over the past 10 years he has been working with Disney and only made family oriented fare which just hasn’t been as good as his heyday (The Pirates movies suck).

Anyway, the man remains one of the all-time great action producers and a new book is out on Monday called “Jerry Bruckheimer: When Lightning Strikes – Four Decades of Filmmaking” which explores his career in detail.

About the Book: Jerry Bruckheimer: When Lightning Strikes— Four Decades of Filmmaking commemorates the uber-producer’s entire body of work including such blockbusters as Top GunBeverly Hills CopArmageddon, the Pirates of the Caribbean films as well as TV’s CSI shows and The Amazing Race.  The stories behind his films and television shows are revealed through insightful text written by Michael Singer, who has worked beside the producer in deserts, on tropical islands, and at every conceivable filming location in between.  The images that accompany the text tell their own tales of directors, actors, and writers coming together with Bruckheimer to create films, characters, and screenplays that have become iconic, beloved, and oft-quoted.  With a foreword by Johnny Depp, an exclusive interview with Bruckheimer’s wife, Linda, and an introduction by Bruckheimer himself, this comprehensive and stunning volume is an actualization of the impact Bruckheimer has had on the spheres of film, television, and pop culture.  It is clear that the inspiring lightning bolt of his company logo has struck a chord time and again, and it is sure to continue doing so well into the future.

About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel

I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it’s a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



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