News / 02 August 2023

Lee Gambin’s ‘Like Being on Mars – An Oral History of CARRIE’

Bear Manor Media have just published the latest work of film historian and author Lee Gambin, LIKE BEING ON MARS – AN ORAL HISTORY OF CARRIE.

Rather than Gambin’s previous books: NOPE, NOTHING WRONG HERE – THE MAKING OF CUJO and HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE HER – THE MAKING OF CHRISTINE with their historical, critical and analytic approach, LIKE BEING ON MARS: AN ORAL HISTORY OF CARRIE is a painstakingly curated history of  Brian De Palma’s landmark 1976 feature CARRIE told directly through the words of the key talent involved.

Comprised of exclusive interviews with De Palma, stars Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Nancy Allen, Amy Irving, William Katt, P.J. Soles and many more conducted by Gambin and fellow collaborator Ryan Clark, LIKE BEING ON MARS: AN ORAL HISTORY OF CARRIE is a definitive thirteen chapter document that charters every aspect of the film’s production, from novel to script to screen to its reception and legacy.

Beautifully realised with layout and design work by Darren Cotzabuyucas, cover art by Michael Broom and exclusive imagery from Manoah Bowman’s personal collection, LIKE BEING ON MARS – AN ORAL HISTORY OF CARRIE is just as beautiful to gaze upon as read.

You can order your copy from Cinemaniacs Home Media store