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review Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakers George Stevens Jr. × 0 Free download review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook × George Stevens Jr. A companion volume to George Stevens Jr’s much admired book of American Film Institute seminars with the great pioneering moviemakers “Invaluable” Martin ScorseseThose represented here directors producers writers actors cameramen composers editors are men and women working in pictures beginning in 1950 when the studio system was collapsing and people could no longer depend on or were bound by the structure of studio life to make movies Here also are those who began to work long after the studio days were over Robert Altman David Lynch Steven Spielberg among them who talk about how they came to make movies on their own Some like Peter Bogdanovich Nora Ephron Sydney Pollack François Truffaut talk about how they were influenced by the iconic pictures of the great pioneer filmmakers Others talk about how they set out to forge their own paths John Sayles Roger Corman George Lucas et al In this series of conversations held at t. My screenwriting professor has always said that the best way to learn about making movies is to listen to advice from the people who make them Besides actually being present at one of these seminars this book felt like the closest I might ever come to actually being at the AFI There is a significant amount of new knowledge I learned from these conversations still being new to the art of film as I am Even artists from all sorts of professions I hadn t thought would have any real connections to screenwriting had enlightening new perspectives on how to work in the industry and express one s creativity Working on movies is a collaborative art so it makes sense that there is a tie in to writing or directing even in discussions with careers as different as composers Additionally I enjoyed how all the seminars showcased the personalities of all the filmmakers they had invited George Lucas for example gave very long winded responses to all the uestions he was asked while directors like John Sayles and Steven Spielberg s answers were very direct Even though I was reading interviews written sometimes over 30 years ago the book helped me feel very close to these landmark artists who I very much admire and want to learn fromreview ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook × George Stevens Jr.
review Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakers George Stevens Jr. × 0 Free download review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook × George Stevens Jr. He American Film Institute all aspects of their work are discussed Here is Arthur Penn who began in the early 1950s in New York with live TV directing people like Kim Stanley and such live shows as Playhouse 90 and on Broadway directing Two for the Seesaw and The Miracle Worker before going on to Hollywood and directing Mickey One and Bonnie and Clyde among other pictures talking about working within the system “When we finished Bonnie and Clyde” says Penn “the film was characterized rather elegantly by one of the leading Warner executives as a 'piece of shit' It wasn’t until the picture had an identity and a life of its own that the studio acknowledged it was a legitimate child of the Warner Bros operation” Here in conversation is Sidney Poitier who grew up on an island without paved roads stores or telephones and who was later taught English without a Caribbean accent by a Jewish waiter talking about working as a janitor at the American Ne. AFI ANTHOLOGY A MUSTAnother essential collection of conversations conducted at the American Film Institute As in the other magnificent collections this is a must for both film students and movie lovers who enjoy reading about filmmaking as told by professionals32 conversations concentrating on the period from the 1950s to Hollywood Today A wide range of participants mainly directors but also included are producers writers actors a cinematographer a music composer a film editor and even a film critic Easy to read but not so easy to put aside once you start reading this anthology of film history reflections
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review Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakers George Stevens Jr. × 0 Free download review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook × George Stevens Jr. Gro Theater in exchange for acting lessons and about Hollywood It “never really had much of a conscience This town never was infected by that kind of goodness” Here too is Meryl Streep America’s premier actress who began her career in Julia in 1977 and thirty odd years later at sixty was staring in The Iron Lady defying all the rules about “term limits” and a filmmaking climate tyrannized by the male adolescent demographic Streep on making her first picture and how Jane Fonda took her under her wing “That little line on the floor” Fonda warned Streep “don’t look at it that’s where your toes are supposed to be And that’s how you’ll be in the movie If they’re not there you won’t be in the movie” Streep on the characters she chooses to play “I like to defend characters that would otherwise be misconstrued or misunderstood” The Next Generation is a fascinating revelation of the art of making pictur. On television the Academy Awards ceremony is often regarded as the place for film industry s most prominent talent to come together in one room to toast the years best achievements in film For print the euivalent may be Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Movie MakersGathering interviews and discussions with filmmakers after special screenings at the American Film Institute author George Stevens Jr compiles an overflowing collection of amazing talent to share their road to success and creative processWhen I picked up this book at a local library I was surprised by the vast compilation of directors art directors actors screenwriters and many other professions During an unstoppable craze of watching The Wrestler almost too much I checked out the book merely on the basis of seeing director Darren Aronofsky listed After gauging through that chapter I realized it was only the beginning of many enlightening interviewsI m a firm believer that in any medium in life that you pursue it can only make your efforts and passion stronger to study the greats It doesn t have to be just film but history art or science Learning from the best can only make your passion strongerThe present moment is so fleeting it seems impossible to catch up with or absorb the past especially in cinema where it seems there s less appreciation less desire less focus or passion People just seem to fall into acting directing screenwriting critiuing and there s not a major spark in their profession It was refreshing to read so many different perspectives on what inspires these men and women to create the fights they endure to not give up on their dream projects and to keep sharing the vision with the rest of the world Award shows are great for appreciating the results of film This book was amazing to delve into the process of what it s like for movies to go from an idea to celluloidAs a theatre veering into film studies major the information provided works on two great distinct levels If you re not a huge movie fan you can get a rare inside look at the industry If you re a film buff especially if you re a filmtheatre major there are so many wondrous golden nuggets to give you hope This book touts itself as conversations with the great movie makers and it s not a marketing ploy What I enjoyed most about the book is learning about filmmakers I hadn t been familiar with before and understanding deeply the movie mavens whose films I had watch previouslyThere is something for everyone to enjoy from writer Neil Simon to legendary directors Steven Spielberg Sydney Pollack and Arthur Penn actress Meryl Streep and actor Sydney Poitier Skip ahead to the names you re familiar with and maybe you ll pop on someone you don t know and learn something new Stick to the index and who you love and you ll still absorb a ton of advice and interesting stories Some episodes are short and sweet many are long but never boring Some movies I found from directorwriter Nora Ephron and actor Gregory Peck gave me a whole new outlook on several of their most distinct works By book s end you may really feel like you just stepped out of the American Film Institute and participated in a dozen or so master classes from cinema history
- Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakers
- George Stevens Jr.
- 01 July 2019