The Directors: Take Two

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Allworth Press, 2002 - Performing Arts - 383 pages
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This extraordinary volume is the second compilation of interviews based on the award-winning documentary series The Directors. Writer-director Robert Emery presents thirteen of Hollywood's most prominent directors -- from Rob Reiner and Garry Marshall to Terry Gilliam and Arthur Hiller. Providing an informative introduction for each director, as well as insightful commentary from some of the director's star players, Emery then lets the directors speak their minds regarding their working habits, their particular triumphs, and the film industry at large. These witty and outspoken experts share opinions and stories that will entertain and inspire every reader; from Robert Zemeckis' fascinating explanation of the motion-control camera and computer imagery used in the Back to the Future sequels to Alan Pakula's memories of early days at Paramount, working with Billy Wilder, George Stevens, and Alfred Hitchcock to Garry Marshall's revelation of what he does best on a set ('get the star out of the trailer'). With a full filmography and list of awards for each director, The Directors -- Take Two belongs on the bookshelves of all film lovers and aspiring filmmakers.

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Robert J. Emery is the president and CEO of Media Entertainment, Inc. A writer, producer, and director for more than 35 years, his work includes the Silver Plaque-winning Starz/Encore documentary series The Directors. He lives in Tampa, Florida.

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