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Thinking in Pictures: The Making of Matewan

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Before you even begin to write your screenplay you need to know how to visualize it. Thinking in Pictures is more than just John Sayles's account of what it took to make his intellectually satisfying film Matewan — it is also a primer for the would-be filmmaker. Containing detailed production notes and storyboards as well as a complete copy of the script, Sayles instructs the reader in a way that is much more engaging that any graduate level film course.
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Before you even begin to write your screenplay you need to know how to visualize it. Thinking in Pictures is more than just John Sayles's account of what it took to make his intellectually satisfying film Matewan — it is also a primer for the would-be filmmaker. Containing detailed production notes and storyboards as well as a complete copy of the script, Sayles instructs the reader in a way that is much more engaging that any graduate level film course.
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Publisher Comments:

What choices — creative, practical, and technical — make a movie what it is? Here a gifted writer and filmmaker takes us behind the camera and provides a full description of the movie-making process. When John Sayles turned from writing fiction to making movies, he did so with little help from Hollywood: Return of the Secaucus Seven, Sayles's first movie as director and writer, was produced with $60,000 of his own money. Many films later, he still works outside the studio system and guides every phase of his productions.

Now Sayles has written an illuminating book about the complex choices that lie at the heart of every movie. Using the making of his film Matewan as an example, he offers chapters on screenwriting, directing, editing, sound, and more. Photographs, sketches, and the complete shooting script illustrate this engaging account of how Sayles's curiosity about a coal miners' strike in the town of Matewan, West Virginia, became a screenplay — and then a movie.

Review:

"Thanks to Sayles's honesty this is a rare gem....An exceptional book." Library Journal

Review:

"Coming from a writer of fiction, this book is not dryly technological but rather involving and exciting." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"John Sayles is in a class by himself." Studs Terkel

Synopsis:

The ideal book for anyone who has ever wondered how movies really get made. "A rare gem."-- Library Journal.

Synopsis:

In this illuminating book, a gifted writer and filmmaker takes readers behind the camera and provides a full description of the moviemaking process.

About the Author

If the U.S. were to boast one great independent film director, he would be John Sayles, a cult figure among his admirers. Nominated for both an Academy Award for scriptwriting and a National Book Award, Sayles has written screenplays, teleplays, short stories, and novels and has worked as a script doctor for a virtual who's who of Hollywood film and television talent.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306812668
Author:
Sayles, John
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
Cambridge, MA
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Matewan
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-Production
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
02-05
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16 oz

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Product details 336 pages Da Capo Press - English 9780306812668 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Before you even begin to write your screenplay you need to know how to visualize it. Thinking in Pictures is more than just John Sayles's account of what it took to make his intellectually satisfying film Matewan — it is also a primer for the would-be filmmaker. Containing detailed production notes and storyboards as well as a complete copy of the script, Sayles instructs the reader in a way that is much more engaging that any graduate level film course.

"Staff Pick" by ,

Before you even begin to write your screenplay you need to know how to visualize it. Thinking in Pictures is more than just John Sayles's account of what it took to make his intellectually satisfying film Matewan — it is also a primer for the would-be filmmaker. Containing detailed production notes and storyboards as well as a complete copy of the script, Sayles instructs the reader in a way that is much more engaging that any graduate level film course.

"Review" by , "Thanks to Sayles's honesty this is a rare gem....An exceptional book."
"Review" by , "Coming from a writer of fiction, this book is not dryly technological but rather involving and exciting."
"Review" by , "John Sayles is in a class by himself."
"Synopsis" by ,
The ideal book for anyone who has ever wondered how movies really get made. "A rare gem."-- Library Journal.
"Synopsis" by , In this illuminating book, a gifted writer and filmmaker takes readers behind the camera and provides a full description of the moviemaking process.
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