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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240806816

ISBN-13: 9780240806815

Pub. Date: 02/17/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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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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

Ch. 1Introduction2
Ch. 2The director's idea12
Ch. 3The competent director24
Ch. 4The good director40
Ch. 5The great director54
Ch. 6Text interpretation72
Ch. 7The camera86
Ch. 8The actor104
Ch. 9Sergei Eisenstein : the historical dialectic122
Ch. 10John Ford : poetry and heroism134
Ch. 11George Stevens : the American character - desire and conscience148
Ch. 12Billy Wilder : existence at stake162
Ch. 13Ernst Lubitsch : the life force of romance174
Ch. 14Elia Kazan : drama as life188
Ch. 15Francois Truffaut : celebrate the child204
Ch. 16Roman Polanski : the aloneness of existence218
Ch. 17Stanley Kubrick : the darkness of modern life232
Ch. 18Steven Spielberg : childhood forever246
Ch. 19Margarethe Von Trotta : historical life and personal life intersect260
Ch. 20Lukas Moodysson : empathy and its limits274
Ch. 21Catherine Breillat : the warfare of sexuality288
Ch. 22Mary Harron : celebrity and banality300
Ch. 23Conclusion316
AppFinding the director's idea330

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