- Publisher: Focal Press (28 May 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0240804988
- ISBN-13: 978-0240804989
- Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 22.8 x 1.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,514,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Directing (Screencraft Series) Paperback – 28 May 2002
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"The sixth book in a series about filmmaking displays the many strands that helmers must weave together in a successful picture." - Variety
From the Publisher
Through detailed interviews and numerous examples, this book offers the reader insight into the craft and talent of some of the industrys top directors. This insight is not limited solely to their work habits or methodology, but also explores how their talents have evolved over the years, thus giving the aspiring director or film enthusiast both inspiration and a blueprint for success.The 500 color photos include stills from world famous films, and contributors include Mike Leigh (Secrets and Lies), Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Sense and Sensibility), Pedro Almodovar (All About My Mother, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), and Oliver Stone (Born on the Fourth of July; Platoon).See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
That said, this series is clearly not designed to provide an in-depth profile of each artist, and does prove inspirational in its sheer elegance. It's a book to flick through and admire, rather than read once through cover to cover. This does prove a welcome respite to many biographies which I find never have enough accompanying images: filmmaking is after all about creating pictures.
All in all, this is a book to display in your collection and be inspired by, rather than study and expect reams of information from.