Scene by Scene

Scene by Scene


By (author) Mark Cousins

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  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 226mm x 248mm x 20mm | 898g
  • Publication date: 21 October 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1856692876
  • ISBN 13: 9781856692878
  • Illustrations note: 300 illustrations, 250 in colour
  • Sales rank: 1,521,089

Product description

Scene by Scene consists of detailed, incisive discussions in which film directors and actors analyse key scenes from their film output. Those interviewed include such famous names as Lauren Bacall, Kirk Douglas, Sean Connery, Martin Scorsese, Rod Steiger, Dennis Hopper, Tom Hanks, Roman Polanski, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jack Lemmon, Steve Martin and many others. Presented in a lively and accessible manner by Mark Cousins and fully illustrated throughout, the book will appeal to the general reader and those wishing to learn about the craft of film-making. The book provides in-depth discussions on about 40 scenes which illustrate the technical excellence of director or actor in question, flanked by a brief series introduction and a bibliographical section and index. In essence the book will contain around 40 of the most important film scenes from the last 50 years.

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Author information

Mark Cousins is an author, film director and producer. He has directed a number of acclaimed documentaries and is co-editor of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary (1998). He was Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where he first developed the Scene by Scene format, which he now presents on BBC television.

Table of contents

Introduction; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; Index; Bibliography; Acknowledgements