On Film-Making: An Introduction to the Craft of the Director

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A priceless examination of the filmmaker's craft, from the renowned director of Sweet Smell of Success After more than twenty years in the film industry as a screenwriter, storyboard editor, and director of memorable films such as The Ladykillers , Alexander Mackendrick turned his back on Hollywood and began a new career as the Dean of one of the country's most demanding and influential film schools. His absolute devotion to the craft of filmmaking served as a powerful impetus to students at the California Institute ...

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Nov 13, 2008

Great for screenwriting!

This book contains fantastic information about story structure for film, and an analysis of two versions of Sweet Smell of Success that should be read by anyone who wants to write screenplays.

If what you really want to do is direct, this is also the book for you. Deep, wide knowledge, well explained.

Far better than filmmaking/screenwriting gurus, this book is up there with Egri's text on dramatic story structure.

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