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On film-making : an introduction to the craft of the director / Alexander Mackendrick ; edited by Paul Cronin ; foreword by Martin Scorsese.

Author/creator Mackendrick, Alexander, 1912-1993
Other author/creatorCronin, Paul.
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoLondon : Faber and Faber, 2004.
Descriptionxxxix, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Supplemental Content Contributor biographical information
Supplemental Content Publisher description
Abstract An analysis of the director's art and craft, from one of the most revered of all film school directors. Mackendrick directed classic Ealing comedies plus a Hollywood masterpiece, Sweet Smell of Success. But after retiring from film-making in 1969, he spent nearly 25 years teaching his craft at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. Mackendrick produced hundreds of pages of handouts and sketches, designed to guide his students to a finer understanding of how to write a story, and then use those devices peculiar to cinema in order to tell that story as effectively as possible. Gathered and edited in this collection, his teachings reveal that he had the talent not only to make great films, but also to articulate the process with a clarity and insight that will still inspire any aspiring filmmaker. --From publisher description.
LCCN 2005391464
ISBN0571211259 (paperback)
ISBN9780571211258 (paperback)

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