Film buff Roach Brogan's new book has finally been released after five years of research including analysis of Hitchcock's diaries.
Mr. Brogan's new book is said to unravel and reveal the truth behind what was at first was thought to be faults in well-known films. Brogan claims his most exciting discovery was that all of Alfred Hitchcock's cameos in his own films were actually the remains of characters he played in the films that were cut. "The problem was" said Hitchcock in his diary "all my characters scenes were very long and had nothing to do with the story so were cut, the annoying thing was there I was always in the background of a shot that couldn't be cut"
The truth behind the famous sports car in the background of 'Ben Hur' is also revealed in the book. Roach claims it was part of a scene that was cut were a car travels back in time to race the chariots, almost the same being true of the gladiator that had a digital watch on in 'Gladiator'. A whole story line was cut about one of the gladiators having the ability to time travel and bring items back with him such as watches.
Mr. Brogan said the best part of his new book: 'why there was a car in the background of Ben Hur and other things like that' was a chapter explaining the 'Star Wars' fault were a storm trooper hits his head on the door. The film was originally going to be a comedy about a clumsy storm trooper who hits his head on everything and was constantly getting in trouble with his superiors, unfortunately the only part that made it into the final cut was that one bit that people presume is a fault.
Roach Brogan's new book will not be available anywhere and his other titles include:
'100000 films that are quite good'.
'What is a film? - And other film questions'.