The Director's Idea: The Path to Great Directing / Edition 1

The Director's Idea: The Path to Great Directing / Edition 1

by Ken Dancyger
     
 

As a director, you must have a concept, a "director's idea", to shape your approach to the actors, the camera, and the script. With this clear idea your film will be deeper and more effective, and you will be able to differentiate—and therefore make the choice—between competent directing and great directing. Using case studies of famous directors as

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Overview

As a director, you must have a concept, a "director's idea", to shape your approach to the actors, the camera, and the script. With this clear idea your film will be deeper and more effective, and you will be able to differentiate—and therefore make the choice—between competent directing and great directing. Using case studies of famous directors as real-world examples of "director's ideas", the author has provided the theory and the practice to help directors immediately improve their work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240806815
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/17/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I, What the Director Does: Introduction; The Director's Idea; The Competent Director; The Good Director; The Great Director; Text Interpretation; The Camera; The Actor; Part II, Case Studies: Sergei Eisenstein; John Ford; George Stevens; Billy Wilder; Ernst Lucitsch; Elia Kazan; Francois Truffaut; Roman Polanski; Stanley Kubrick; Steven Spielberg; Margarethe Von Trotta; Lukas Moodysson; Catharine Breillat; Mary Harron; Conclusion; Appendix

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