Based on 15 in-depth interviews with the world's top practitioners, this book takes a candid view of what life is like in the director's chair. The interviews are lavishly illustrated with storyboards, marked up scripts, shooting schedules, production shots, workbooks and stills revealing the creative processes behind some of the most influential films ever made.
Through detailed interviews and numerous examples, this book offers the reader insight into the craft and talent of some of the industry's 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).
* Detailed and penetrating interviews with 15 of the most important living film directors
* 500 color photographs including stills of world famous films
* Explores the methodology and artistry of successful filmmakers through examples like marked-up scripts and inspiring anecdotes
About the Author
Mike Goodridge is a well-known writer in film and film industry. Currently based in LA, as US Editor of Screen International, he has written on film for The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, The Independent, Arena, Heat, The Advocate and others. He began his career at The Business of Film, where he was eventually editor before moving to Screen in 1994. He is a familiar face on the international film festival circuit, a prolific reviewer, and a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
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