Setting up Your Scenes: The Inner Workings of Great Films / Edition 4 available in Paperback
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- Wiese, Michael Productions
Every great filmmaker has role models and films which inspired him or her to greater and greater heights. Here, for the first time, is an awe-inspiring guide that takes you into the inner workings of classic scenes, revealing the aspects that make them great and the reasons they have served as inspirations.
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¿As an actor my concern is to be in the moment to bring the scene to life, sometimes feeling adrift in the swirl of the bigger picture. Setting Up Your Scenes, a beautiful book by Richard D. Pepperman seduces me with extraordinary image and text to understand the scene as a whole. Exquisitely designed by Gina Mansfield and expertly written by Pepperman, whose passion for film embraces every page, Setting Up Your Scenes will enrich any movie lovers collection even actors.¿ Cathy Haase,
Pepperman dissects some very infamous scenes from some very famous movies -- providing us with the most breathtaking black & white stills -- in order to highlight the importance of the interplay between dialogue, subtext, and shot selection in great filmmaking. The beauty of the work is that while it will teach anyone who is willing to learn, it works equally well as a gorgeous coffee table tchotchke for the unwilling amongst us.
Richard Pepperman has inspired hundreds of film students. This book is a treasure of his many years of experience. 'Setting Up Your Scenes' raises the teaching of filmmaking to a higher level. This book may become to film students what 'Gray's Anatomy' is to art students. If form and content matter, this book is required reading.