Action!: Interviews with Directors from Classical Hollywood to Contemporary Iran

Action!: Interviews with Directors from Classical Hollywood to Contemporary Iran

by Gary Morris
     
 

‘Action!’ draws on the very best published and unpublished interviews of the ‘Bright Lights Film Journal’, and contains many gems, including the last ever interview given by Francois Truffaut, four months before he died.

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‘Action!’ draws on the very best published and unpublished interviews of the ‘Bright Lights Film Journal’, and contains many gems, including the last ever interview given by Francois Truffaut, four months before he died.

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'Utterly engaging… ‘Action!’ [is] a wide-ranging and exemplary collection.' —Richard Brody, ‘The New Yorker’

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843313120
Publisher:
Wimbledon Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Series:
Anthem Media and Film Studies Series
Edition description:
First Edition, 1
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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''Action!' is a treasure-trove: nineteen rare interviews with a wide variety of film directors, all conducted by writers who are truly savvy about their subjects.  The book as a whole adds up to a practical PhD in what it takes to put personal vision up on the screen, both then and now.' —Jeanine Basinger, Chair, Film Studies Department, Wesleyan University

'Gary Morris and his distinguished collaborators are expert interviewers, deftly guiding conversations from tiny but illuminating details of practice to the highest and brightest flights of interpretation.' —Dave Kehr, film critic of the ‘New York Times’

'I dare anyone to squeeze between two covers a more varied, useful and flat out entertaining sampling of the personalities that make the seventh art the liveliest.' —David Hudson, IFC.com

'A 'must-own' for anyone seriously interested in developing a source-book library on film directing. These are the greats and the near-greats, many of whom have rarely been interviewed. The editor did a wonderful job!' —Eric Sherman, author of ‘Directing the Film’

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