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The classic work on film directing, now fully revised for the millennium

with a foreword by James Garner

introduced by Robert Wise

The Boston Globe said The Film Director ìis more than a solid nuts-and-bolts textbook. It is a fascinating behind-the-kliegs look at the director's world. Backstage raved, At long last, a book about directing written by a successful full-time practitioner of the craft. The New York Times called The Film Director, "Interestingly written as a clear and well-illustrated handbook for the beginner", and Film Reviewer exclaimed "The aspiring director and the student could not find a more expert and practical guide to the mastering of the directorial craft".

Now, award-winning Hollywood director Richard L. Bare's invaluable work on craft and craftsmanship has been completely revised and updated for a new generation of filmmakers. In it, they will not only learn to direct, they will also perhaps more importantly ñ find out how to get a job directing.

A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at moviemaking, The Film Director uses firsthand examples from giants such as Hitchcock, Wilder, Kubrick, Stevens, and Vidor along with discussions of the working methods of Cameron, Scorsese, Spielberg, and Nichols. The mechanics and techniques of staging and handling the camera are examined, the art of keeping a story moving is explained, and working with actors so that they can give their personal best is analyzed as Bare did with the volume's foreword writer, James Garner, whom he discovered. Richard L. Bare brought George Lucas and Robert Altman to his Hollywood shoots so that they could see how industry professionals really work; now anyone who picks up this book can learn, too.

This is a must read for the beginning director on the way to a first big break, as well as for anyone interested in the challenges and triumphs of the director's art.

Synopsis:

A Hollywood Insider Takes You Inside Hollywood! Richard Bare knows the film industry. He has worked with Spielburg and Lucas, discovered James Garner, and has been nominated for numerous awards, including three Oscars. Now this award-winning Hollywood veteran shares his experiences, advice, and techniques in this completely updated edition of the classic film-directing guide. In this invaluable book you'll find:
  • A solid nuts-and-bolts handbook for the beginning director.
  • A candid look at the technical aspects of how directors work on a set.
  • Valuable guidance on moviemaking for the low-budget director.
  • Discussions of the careers and working methods of such leading directors as George Lucas, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, and Mimi Leder.
  • Practical knowledge on shooting, staging, camera style, rehearsing, and editing.
  • Examples and advice on how to get a job directing with a studio or production company.
If you're serious about a career behind the camera, this book will give you the inside information you need to make your dreams come true. Visit us online at www.idgbooks.com

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-268) and index.

About the Author

Richard L. Bare is a winner of the Director's Guild Award and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for directing and producing short subjects. He holds the all-time record for a successive number of television shows, having directed all 168 episodes of the television classic Green Acres. Mr. Bare has taught photography and directing at the University of Southern California, where, as an undergraduate, he won the Paul Muni Award for Best Amateur film.

Table of Contents

Foreword. (James Garner).

Introduction. (Robert Wise).

Preface.

Chapter 1: The Importance of the Director.

Chapter 2: The Director As Psychologist.

Chapter 3: The Director Prepares for Shooting.

Chapter 4: The Art of Rehearsal.

Chapter 5: Staging and Plotting Action.

Chapter 6: Movement and Pace.

Chapter 7: The Camera As the Director's Tool.

Chapter 8: Telling a Story with the Camera.

Chapter 9: Working with the Film Editor.

Chapter 10: The Director's Influence on Performances.

Chapter 11: Creating a Job for Yourself.

Chapter 12: The Director's Requirements and Responsibilities.

Appendix A: Director's Guild of America Award for Winners for Theatrical Direction.

Appendix B: Director's Guild of America Award Winners for Television Direction.

Appendix C: Glossary of Motion Picture and Television Terms.

Appendix D: Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780028638195
Foreword:
Garner, James
Introduction:
Wise, Robert
Author:
Bare
Author:
Bare, Richard L.
Author:
Garner, James
Author:
Wise, Robert
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Location:
Foster City, CA :
Subject:
Production and direction
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Television - General
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
Subject:
Film and Television-Production
Subject:
Television, Movies & Theatre
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised and Upd
Series Volume:
106-512
Publication Date:
May 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
274
Dimensions:
9.23x6.15x.78 in. 1.07 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A Hollywood Insider Takes You Inside Hollywood! Richard Bare knows the film industry. He has worked with Spielburg and Lucas, discovered James Garner, and has been nominated for numerous awards, including three Oscars. Now this award-winning Hollywood veteran shares his experiences, advice, and techniques in this completely updated edition of the classic film-directing guide. In this invaluable book you'll find:
  • A solid nuts-and-bolts handbook for the beginning director.
  • A candid look at the technical aspects of how directors work on a set.
  • Valuable guidance on moviemaking for the low-budget director.
  • Discussions of the careers and working methods of such leading directors as George Lucas, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, and Mimi Leder.
  • Practical knowledge on shooting, staging, camera style, rehearsing, and editing.
  • Examples and advice on how to get a job directing with a studio or production company.
If you're serious about a career behind the camera, this book will give you the inside information you need to make your dreams come true. Visit us online at www.idgbooks.com
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