Watching Movies: The Biggest Names in Hollywood Talk About the Films that Matter Most

Watching Movies: The Biggest Names in Hollywood Talk About the Films that Matter Most

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805070989
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/05/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 288
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



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