Directors : From Stage to Screen and Back Again

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Despite the increasing popularity of academic filmmaking programs in the United States, some of contemporary America s most exciting film directors have emerged from the theater world. "Directors: From Stage to Screen and Back Again" features a series of interviews with directors who did just that, transitioning from work on stage productions to work in television and on full-length features.Taken together, these interviews demonstrate the myriad ways in which a theater background can engender innovative and stimulating work in film. As unique and idiosyncratic as the personalities they feature, the directors conversations with Susan Lehman range over a vast field of topics. Each one traces its subject s personal artistic journey and explores how he or she handled the challenge of moving from stage to screen. Combined with a foreword by Emmy award winning screenwriter Steve Brown, the directors collective knowledge and experience will be invaluable to scholars, aspiring filmmakers, theater aficionados, and film enthusiasts."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 170 x 230 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 1841504904
  • 9781841504902
  • 1,789,261

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"From the front of the house to behind the camera, this insightful collection of interviews presents the reader with a rare 'bi-focus.' You just might want to read it twice!"
--Kimberly Gadette, film critic "A gift for student directors, Susan Beth Lehman's book exposes us to the masters and their unique insights into the demands of composing creative stories."
--Johnnie Hobbs, Jr., Ira Brind School of Theatre Arts
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About Susan Beth Lehman

Susan Beth Lehman, a former actor, director, and screenwriter, is assistant professor of TV and film at DeSales University in Pennsylvania.
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