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Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

by Kate E. Taylor-Jones

With Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Clint Eastwood made a unique contribution to film history, being the first director to make two films about the same event. Eastwood's films...


Michael Haneke

by Peter Brunette

In this book, Peter Brunette analyzes the theatrical releases of Austrian film director Michael Haneke, including The White Ribbon, winner of the 2009 Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Perhaps best known...


Master Shots Vol 1, 2nd edition: 100 Advanced Camera Techniques to Get an Expensive Look on Your Low-Budget Movie

by Christopher Kenworthy

Master Shots gives filmmakers the techniques they need to execute complex, original shots on any budget.


Directing Actors

by Judith Weston

Demonstrates what constitutes a good performance, what actors want from a director, what directors do wrong and more.


The Film Director's Intuition: Script Analysis and Rehearsal Techniques

by Judith Weston

Acclaimed director Weston offers a deeply creative exploration on how to access and stimulate the filmmaker's most precious assets: instincts, imagination, and intuition.


Film Editing: Great Cuts Every Filmmaker and Movie Lover Must Know

by Gael Chandler

"Film Editing: Great Cuts Every Filmmaker and Movie Lover Must Know" makes the invisible art of editing visible by using nearly 600 colorful frames from popular, recent films. Written by an editor and the author...


The Film Director's Bag of Tricks: How to Get What You Want from Actors and Writers

by Mark Travis

Provides a dazzling array of useful tips to get the performances you want from your actors


Interstellar: Beyond Time and Space

by Mark Cotta Vaz

In his sci-fi epic Interstellar, Christopher Nolan takes on the infinite canvas of space to deliver a cutting-edge, emotionally charged adventure that will amaze audiences of all ages. Interstellar: Beyond Time...


Cecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic

by Mark A. Vieira, Cecilia de Mille Presley & Martin Scorsese

Colossal. Stupendous. Epic. These adjectives, used by movie companies to hawk their wares, became clichés long ago. When used to describe the films of one director, they are accurate. More than any filmmaker...


Documentary Case Studies: Behind the Scenes of the Greatest (True) Stories Ever Told

by Jeff Swimmer

Documentary students and fans revel in stories about filmmakers conquering extraordinary challenges trying to bring their work to the screen. This book brings vividly to life the sometimes humorous, sometimes...


Conversations with John Schlesinger

by Ian Buruma

“I like the surprise of the curtain going up, revealing what’s behind it.”

–John Schlesinger

The British director John Schlesinger was one of the cinema’s most dynamic and influential artists. Now, in...


So You Want to Be a Producer

by Lawrence Turman

Few jobs in Hollywood are as shrouded in mystery as the role of the producer. What does it take to be a producer, how does one get started, and what on earth does one actually do? In So You Want to Be a Producer...


Alexander Payne: Interviews

by Julie Levinson

Interviews with the director of Citizen Ruth, Nebraska, and The Descendants


Brick Flicks: A Comprehensive Guide to Making Your Own Stop-Motion LEGO Movies

by Sarah Herman

Turn your bricks into blockbusters with this movie-making guide! You’ve seen the smash-hit film; now it’s time to step into the director’s chair and make your own. Forget big budgets, A-list movie stars,...


Kazan Revisited

by Lisa Dombrowski

Top critics and scholars reconsider the cinematic legacy of Elia Kazan


The Search for Sam Goldwyn

by Carol Easton & Carl Rollyson

Sam Goldwyn's career spanned almost the entire history of Hollywood. He made his first film, The Squaw Man, in 1913, and he died in 1974 at the age of ninety-one. In the many years between, he produced an enormous...


The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

by James Clarke

This timely volume explores the massively popular cinema of writer-director James Cameron. It couches Cameron's films within the evolving generic traditions of science fiction, melodrama, and the cinema of spectacle....


Terence Davies

by Michael Koresky

An appraisal of one of contemporary cinema's most admired and confounding figures


Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

by Gene Phillips

One of the most accomplished writers and directors of classic Hollywood, Billy Wilder (1906-2002) directed numerous acclaimed films, including Sunset Boulevard (1950), Sabrina (1954), The Seven Year Itch (1955),...


David Fincher: Interviews

by Laurence F. Knapp

David Fincher (b. 1962) did not go to film school and hates being defined as an auteur. He prefers to see himself as a craftsman, dutifully going about the art and business of making film. Trouble is, it's hard...