Brentwood - Tuesday July 5th at 6:30 pm - Ron Shelton discusses and signs "The Church of Baseball"

photo of Ron SheltonJoin us Tuesday July 5th at 6:30 pm as we welcome Ron Shelton to the store to discuss and sign The Church of Baseball: The Making of Bull Durham: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings, and a Hit. 

This event is free to attend and will be held in the courtyard at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood.  Masks are required to attend.
 
Bull Durham, the breakthrough 1988 film about a minor league baseball team, is widely revered as the best sports movie of all time. But back in 1987, Ron Shelton was a first-time director and no one was willing to finance a movie about baseball—especially a story set in the minors. The jury was still out on Kevin Costner’s leading-man potential, while Susan Sarandon was already a has-been. There were doubts. But something miraculous happened, and The Church of Baseball attempts to capture why.
 
From organizing a baseball camp for the actors and rewriting key scenes while on set, to dealing with a short production schedule and overcoming the challenge of filming the sport, Shelton brings to life the making of this beloved American movie. Shelton explains the rarely revealed ins and outs of moviemaking, from a film’s inception and financing, screenwriting, casting, the nuts and bolts of directing, the postproduction process, and even through its release. But this is also a book about baseball and its singular romance in the world of sports. Shelton spent six years in the minor leagues before making this film, and his experiences resonate throughout this book.
 
Full of wry humor and insight, The Church of Baseball tells the remarkable story behind an iconic film.

Ron Shelton's Bull Durham launched a writing-directing career that includes White Men Can’t JumpBlaze (1989), Cobb, and Tin Cup, among other films. He also directed Jordan Rides the Bus, a documentary about Michael Jordan’s year in the minor leagues. A former professional baseball player, he holds degrees from Westmont College and the University of Arizona. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his family.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 6:30pm
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DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402
The Church of Baseball: The Making of Bull Durham: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings, and a  Hit By Ron Shelton Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593319772
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - July 5th, 2022

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