Reach for the Sky, Carve Her Name With Pride, Sink the Bismarck!, Alfie, You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me, Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine … a remarkably varied collection of subjects and just some of the films directed by Lewis Gilbert during the course of seven decades in the industry.
In All My Flashbacks Lewis Gilbert recalls his tragic childhood as a music hall entertainer, his traumatic wartime service in the RAF and ultimately one of the most distinguished careers in British cinema. Along the way he describes working with such diverse personalities as Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Liza Minnelli.
From modest post-war comedies to the most lavish James Bond epics ever made, Gilbert shares the secrets behind some legendary movies and reveals the sometimes uncomfortable truth about the stars he worked with.
All My Flashbacks is the inside story of some of our best-loved films, but above all it is a warm, incisive and deeply moving account of an extraordinary life.