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#1 Abdullah AbuMahfouz

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 04:38 PM

I am obsessed with books, I can read all day.  I am looking to improve my directing in terms of: directing talent, shot composition, etiquette with major crew members, and script analyzation.  I know most of these are picked up by doing, but are there any books that you recommend that cover any of these topics?  I've already read : The Filmmaker's intuition, directing shot by shot, and The Hero With a Thousand Faces. 

 

Thank you! 


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 04:52 PM

I just tend to read everything in the field I am interested in, I'm not selective -- I mean, if the subject interests you, why not? Especially if you can get some of the books at a library.

 

I got a lot out of reading the Hitchcock-Truffaut interview book when I was a student.


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#3 Brett Cliff Harrison

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:55 PM

"Make Your Own Damn Movie" by Lloyd Kaufman, the Troma visionary. That, and Herzog on Herzog.


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#4 tom lombard

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:28 PM

"On Directing Film" by David Mamet


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#5 Bruce Southerland

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 06:14 PM

The two most informative books I've read on this subject are "First Time Director" by Gil Bettman, and "Directing Actors" by Judith Weston.


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