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Directing

Directing
Your Price: $50.95 CDN
Limited Quantities
Author: Mike Goodridge
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 176
Pub. Date: 2002
ISBN-10: 0240804988
ISBN-13: 9780240804989

Limited Quantities - Out of Print

About the Book:

Based on 15 in-depth interviews with the world's top practitioners, the book Directing takes a candid view of what life is like in the director's chair. The interviews are lavishly illustrated with storyboards, marked up scripts, shooting schedules, production shots, workbooks and stills revealing the creative processes behind some of the most influential films ever made.

Through detailed interviews and numerous examples, Directing offers you insight into the craft and talent of some of the industry's top directors. This insight is not limited solely to their work habits or methodology, but also explores how their talents have evolved over the years, thus giving the aspiring director or film enthusiast both inspiration and a blueprint for success.

The 500 colour photos include stills from world famous films, and contributors include Mike Leigh (Secrets and Lies), Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Sense and Sensibility), Pedro Almodovar (All About My Mother, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), and Oliver Stone (Born on the Fourth of July; Platoon).

Directing by Mike Goodridge includes:
• Detailed and penetrating interviews with 15 of the most important living film directors
• 500 colour photographs including stills of world famous films
• Explores the methodology and artistry of successful filmmakers through examples like marked-up scripts and inspiring anecdotes

What people say:

"...displays the many strands that helmers must weave together in a successful picture." — Variety

About the Author:

Mike Goodridge is a well-known writer in film and film industry. Currently based in LA, as US Editor of Screen International, he edits its print dailies at Berlin, Cannes, Toronto and AFM and is the chief US critic. He also frequently chairs industry panels and on-stage interviews around the world. In addition to his duties on Screen, he appears regularly on TV and has written on film for international titles such as The Times and The Evening Standard in the UK and El Mundo's El Cultural section in Spain. He was vice president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association from 2007 to 2009 and is a member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, FIPRESCI and BAFTA/LA.