An inside look at how some of the hottest figures in the film industry view their craft
In this unique collection, New York Times film critic Rick Lyman sits down with notable directors, actors, screenwriters, cinematographers, and other film industry professionals to watch and discuss a movie that each person considers seminal or influential on his or her career. From Steven Soderbergh on how All the President's Men influenced Erin Brockovich and Traffic, to Woody Allen's, John Travolta's, Sissy Spacek's, and Kevin Smith's favorite movies, each interviewee's character is revealed in the resulting essays, which deepen our appreciation of landmark films, and give us extraordinary insight into the process of filmmaking.
Lyman enhances every essay with a brief biography, career history, and complete filmography of each of the subjects, which puts them in a historical and creative context.
Drawn from the enormously popular series in The New York Times, Watching Movies will fascinate film students and curious moviegoers alike.
|Publisher:||Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.08(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.76(d)|
About the Author
Rick Lyman, who reports on the film industry for The New York Times, has been writing the "Watching the Movies With" column since 2000.
Table of Contents
Quentin Tarantino on The Golden Stallion
Janssz Kaminski on Vanishing Point
Ron Howard on The Graduate
Curtis Hanson on In a Lonely Place
Kevin Costner on Cool Hand Luke
Steven Soderbergh on All the President's Men
Ang Lee on Love Eternal
Wolfgang Petersen on High Noon
Harvey Weinstein on Exodus
Michael Bay on West Side Story
Julianne Moore on Rosemary's Baby
Kevin Smith on A Man for All Seasons
Woody Allen on Shame
Denzel Washington on Ordinary People
John Travolta on Yankee Doodle Dandy
Brian Grazer on Blazing Saddles
Wes Anderson on Small Change
Sissy Spacek on To Kill a Mocking Bird
Nicole Kidman on The Shining
Barry Sonnefeld on Dr. Strangelove
Barry Levinson on On the Waterfront