Ultimately responsible for the creative content on screen, directors are the captains of the ship on every film. All actors and heads of department report to them. Some directors are also writers, employing unique styles of dialogue. Others, like Pedro Almodóvar, create inimitable visual and tonal styles that set their films apart from the crowd. Unlike the other volumes in the series, Directing covers all disciplines of film art that pass through the director’s hands, from development and writing, to working with actors, designers and cinematographers, to post-production and distribution.
Discussions with the world’s most notable filmmakers, giving insights into professional practice, working relationships, and influences
Sidebars featuring practical advice on topics that filmmakers can apply to their own work
Interview-based format with perspectives from the greats appeals to non-practitioner film lovers
Filmmakers, film buffs, and film theorists/critics.
Michael Goodridge is the editor of Screen International Magazine and its chief US critic. He was vide 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.
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