The Silence of the Hams: A Pictorial Memoir of the Making of a Cult Classic

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A miraculous cast of cut-ups never before seen in one film. “Master Caster” Craig Campobasso takes you behind-the-scenes of this cult classic written and directed by Ezio Greggio, Italy’s funnyman, and spoof maker. Just in time for the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray release the book stays true to the hilarity and hamminess audiences have come to know and love.

About the Author

Multiple award-winning filmmaker and Emmy-nominated casting director Craig Campobasso was fifteen when he started in the entertainment business. His young acting career was off to a great start; he landed his first national commercial for McDonald’s chicken sandwich, and spoke his first line of dialogue to Tuesday Weld in a MOW. After graduating high school at age seventeen, Craig went to work behind-the-scenes on such blockbuster film classics as Frank Herbert’s Dune directed by David Lynch; and two Arnold Schwarzenegger movies Conan The Destroyer and Total Recall. He began his casting career on Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories. He received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Casting for a Series on David E. Kelley’s Picket Fences. Craig’s casting career spans three decades, including films like Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow starring Jude Law and Angelina Jolie, Prancer starring Sam Elliott, The Silence of the Hams starring Ezio Greggio and Dom DeLuise, Screw Loose starring Mel Brooks, The Godson starring Rodney Dangerfield and Dom DeLuise, Don’t Come Back from the Moon starring James Franco and Rashida Jones, and recently Starbright starring Diego Boneta and John Rhys-Davies. He has over 100 projects under his casting belt. To explore more about Craig Campobasso, go to:



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