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I'll Be in My Trailer: The Creative Wars Between Directors & Actors

I'll Be in My Trailer <em>The Creative Wars Between Directors & Actors</em> by John Badham, Craig Modderno I'll Be in My Trailer: The Creative Wars Between Directors & Actors
Your Price: $35.95 CDN
Author: John Badham & Craig Modderno
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 243
Pub. Date: 2006
ISBN-10: 1932907149
ISBN-13: 9781932907148
About the Book:

Directing actors is the hardest thing faced by beginning and experienced directors alike especially when creative differences may send actors to hide in their dressing rooms while precious time and budget dollars are wasted. Here is an inspired and insightful must-read for directors at all levels.

Based on the extensive experiences of veteran director John Badham, as well as no-holds barred out of school tales culled from celebrated top directors and actors like Sydney Pollock, Michael Mann, John Frankenheimer, Mel Gibson, James Woods, Jenna Elfman and many more.

Beneath the war stories you'll find the real nitty gritty truth about how directors and actors manipulate each other in this highly entertaining and instructive book.

What people say:

"Most young directors are afraid of actors. They come from film school with a heavy technical background but they don't know how to deal with an actor. Even many experienced directors barely talk to their actors." — Oliver Stone, Director: Nixon, JFK, Natural Born Killers

"Directors have needed a book like this since D.W. Griffith invented the close-up. We directors have to pass along to other directors our hard-learned lessons about actors. Maybe then they won't have to start from total ignorance like I did, like you did, like we all did." — John Frankenheimer, Director: The Manchurian Candidate, Grand Prix, Seconds

"Where was this book forty years ago when I started directing?" — Arthur Hiller, Former President, Academy of Motion Pictures and Directors Guild of America

"Mr. Badham does something with this book that is almost impossible to do: find a simple way to transfer a lifetime of filmmaking experience to the reader of this book. This is the closest thing to having a microchip with all of John Badham's memories and experience installed in your brain. The amount of necessary understanding about the art of filmmaking and dealing with actors in this book will save you a lifetime of grief at any budget level!" — MicroFilmmaker Magazine

About the Author:

John Badham started as a TV director, moved to movies: Saturday Night Fever, Stakeout, The Hard Way, War Games, and has recently worked on episodes of Heroes, Crossing Jordan, Las Vegas, and Psych.