Directing : Learn from the Masters

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An essential text on filmmaking. In this book, some of the motion picture industry's most important directors including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Howard Hawks, Louis Malle, Federico Fellini, Blake Edwards, Francois Truffaut, and Rene Clair answer questions on the decisions that all directors must make before filming a movie, the directors' sources of inspiration, and their philosophy of filmmaking.

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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 163.6 x 238.8 x 22.9mm | 535.25g
  • Scarecrow Press
  • Lanham, MDUnited States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0810830469
  • 9780810830462

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...a fascinating look inside the minds of some of the world's most prominent film directors. Library Journal The questions are intelligent, the replies revealing. Garnett has bequeathed a practical gift to film students, scholars and historians. American Cinematographer

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Directing: Learn from the Masters is an encyclopedia of the modes and philosophies of some of the world's greatest motion picture directors. It will serve as a unique working textbook for students of cinema and film production, while historians will appreciate the first-hand accounts of Clarence Brown on working with Maurice Tourneur, Federico Fellini on the importance of the music of Nino Rota to his films, Bryan Forbes' reminiscences of Dame Edith Evans and John Gielgud, Samuel Fuller on the inter-relationship between cinema and the newspaper world, Howard Hawks on the making of To Have and Have Not, George Roy Hill on The Sting, and Fred Zinnemann on Floyd Crosby's photography of High Noon.

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About Tay Garnett

Tay Garnett directed such films as One Minute to Zero, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and the 1946 classic The Postman Always Rings Twice.

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