Cut Above: 50 Film Directors Talk about Their Craft

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Michael Singer takes the reader on an inside look at the craft, the art, the passion and vision of directing as seen through the eyes of 50 great film directors. Candid, unrestrained conversations weave a personal, never-before-seen intimacy through each interview. Hailed by scholars and filmmakers alike, A Cut Above provides new insights into many classic films and reveals to the film buff and film student the sheer magnitude of these maverick filmmaker's impact on the motion picture industry. Each director ...
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Michael Singer takes the reader on an inside look at the craft, the art, the passion and vision of directing as seen through the eyes of 50 great film directors. Candid, unrestrained conversations weave a personal, never-before-seen intimacy through each interview. Hailed by scholars and filmmakers alike, A Cut Above provides new insights into many classic films and reveals to the film buff and film student the sheer magnitude of these maverick filmmaker's impact on the motion picture industry. Each director profile includes a complete filmography.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781580650007
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Key to Filmographies
Introduction
50 Film Directors Talk About Their Craft
Michael Apted 3
John Badham 9
Paul Bartel 15
Martin Brest 19
James Cameron 25
Henning Carlsen 37
Gilbert Cates 45
Martha Coolidge 51
Joe Dante 57
Richard Donner 63
Taylor Hackford 67
Randa Haines 75
Amy Heckerling 81
Stephen Herek 87
Walter Hill 93
Arthur Hiller 101
Noel Howard 107
Harry Hurwitz 115
Norman Jewison 123
Phil Joanou 131
Roland Joffe 137
Gene Kelly 143
Irvin Kershner 151
Stanley Kramer 159
Mary Lambert 167
Barry Levinson 171
Garry Marshall 177
Mira Nair 183
Gregory Nava 189
Ronald Neame 195
Phillip Noyce 203
Robert Rodriguez 211
Michael Schultz 219
Joel Schumacher 225
Ridley Scott 233
George Sidney 237
Steven Soderbergh 243
Oliver Stone 249
Caroline Thompson 259
Mario Van Peebles 267
Melvin Van Peebles 273
Peter Wang 279
Wayne Wang 285
Keenen Ivory Wayans 291
Simon Wincer 299
Robert Wise 305
Che-Kirk Wong 315
John Woo 321
Robert M. Young 329
Edward Zwick 335
About The Author 341
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