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  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.; 2nd Revised edition edition (3 Aug 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826447139
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826447135
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.2 x 4.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 190,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By nrgorton@aol.com on 12 Sep 2000
Format: Paperback
Anyone even considering making a feature film or short film should read this book before going any further.
Brutaly honest, informative and at times funny, this book gives you a blow by blow account of how to take that initial spark of an idea all the way through to the premiere screening.
It dispenses with overly wordy industry speak and gives plain English advice that is indespensible to the low and medium budget film maker. Come to think of it there's probably a few big budget film makers who should take notice of a few of the writers pearls of wisdom(e.g. Putting aside a little money to spend on treating the crew with beer and chocolate at the end of a long day). It's also very frank about the realities of film making including, in one chapter, discussing the painfull facts about insolvency and bankruptcy. Something that is all too often the end to many low budget film makers dreams of celluloid success.
Because this book is writen by people who have made the mistakes and are not afraid to admit it this makes it worth it's weight in gold to anyone considering following in their footsteps.
Rather than being a series of lectures by the writers on the various areas of production this book, for the large part, uses interviews with industry specialist as their tool to illuminate the reader. They ask all the right questions including getting their subjects to translate technical jargon into laymans terms whenever it looks like things are getting too confusing.
I've worked in the film industry for 15 years and this book still opened my eyes to a lot of aspects of the movie making process I wasn't fully aware of.
In a word "brilliant!"
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Jan 2001
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Being entirely new to film-making, I really needed a book that would sit me down and tell me everything I needed to know. Though not a tutorial on the technical and creative aspects of film-making, it makes you aware of the issues involved in the complete life cycle of film-making and offers sound advice on how to deal with them.
There are also facinating insights into prominent British film-makers: their successes and their failures. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in films or film-making.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Mar 2001
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An excellent guide to independent no-budget film making. I carry my copy round with me! It's one of those books you just keep going back to time and time again.
One of it's best features are the case studies, and attention paid to selling and marketing a film once it's finished - an oft neglected subject, and one which can mean the difference between your film being released and gathering dust on a shelf!
I'm looking forward to the Digital Video update!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The_Animator on 12 Jan 2011
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Meh, look the simple truth is I bought this thinking it would be helpful.

The problem is the information is 10 years out of date and a lot changes in 10 years, especially the movie industry.

By the most recent copy, not this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. S. Leaburn on 23 Oct 2003
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Great book. Short chapter from different experts in the film business. Great reference, easy to read. Anyone who has any interest in film making will find this book an interesting read. Covers just about every aspect of film making.
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