Action!: Interviews with Directors from Classical Hollywood to Contemporary Iran

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Gary Morris
Anthem Press, Feb 1, 2009 - Performing Arts - 370 pages
‘Action!’ presents nineteen outstanding interviews with directors past and present, from around the world, working in a variety of genres, budgets and production environments from major studios to indie and DIY. The result is a vibrant group portrait of the filmmaking art, a kind of festival in words that explores everything from the enormous creative and personal satisfactions to the challenges and frustrations of the process.
 

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Contents

Masters of Studio Style
1
Douglas Sirk
17
Robert Wise
39
Clint Eastwood
89
Festival Favorites
103
by Dorna Khazeni
113
Indie Godfathers
139
Roger Corman Bruce Dern
153
AvantGarde Auteurs
173
Theyre Panicking Look at Them The Brothers Quay
207
ArtistActivists
225
Brilliance without Borders
245
Abbas Kiarostami
299
Contributor Biographies
347
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Gary Morris publishes and edits ‘Bright Lights Film Journal’ and is the author of the monograph ‘Roger Corman’ (1985) in the prestigious Twayne Theatrical Arts Series. He has written on film and the arts for many publications, including ‘SF Weekly’, ‘San Francisco Chronicle’, ‘San Francisco Bay Guardian’, ‘Bay Area Reporter’, as well as ‘The Journal of Popular Film and Television’, ‘The Financial Times’, ‘Close-up’ (Italy), various Italian and Swiss film festival catalogs, and others.

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