Movie News

Justine takes a look at a new literary offering named Directing

Justine takes a look at a new literary offering named Directing

“Directing,” the latest release from Focal Press’s Film Craft series, is a sharply written foray into the filmmaking techniques of some of the world’s greatest visionaries. Though the book is essentially a guide for aspiring directors, it’s an enjoyable read for any film lover. Written by “Screen International” editor Mike Goodridge, it provides essential insights into the technical elements of production as well as the creative process. It features the likes of Clint Eastwood and Jean-Luc Godard as well as understated auteurs like Igmar Bergman.

One of the best aspects of “Directing” is its section on Michael Haneke, which illustrates the brilliance behind “Code Unknown” and his earlier shocker “Funny Games.” The book analyzes specific elements of his work, such as lengthy shot sequences and dialogue structure. Classics such as “The Grifters” are also explored along with lesser known works such as Susanne Bier’s tearjerker “After the Wedding.”

The book is a must have for any film student or avid filmgoer who longs to know more about their favorite directors.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 2 times, 2 visits today)
Movie News

New York-based interviewer, features writer and film critic who joined Moviehole in 2012. In her short time on the site she has already spoken to a horde of A-listers including Keira Knightley, Patrick Wilson and Meryl Streep.

More in Movie News

pec

Teaser: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

AshSep 4, 2015
mahershala-ali

Luke Cage finds foe in Mahershala Ali

AshSep 4, 2015
narco

Netflix renews Narcos for season 2

AshSep 3, 2015
509950619TW010_GERARD_BUTLE

The Headhunter’s Calling nabs Gerard Butler to star

AshSep 3, 2015
selena gomez

Selena Gomez joins Neighbours 2

AshSep 3, 2015
arrow diggle

Another Arrow poster previews Diggle’s new costume

AshSep 3, 2015
Jason Momoa arrives at the world premiere of "Divergent" at the Westwood Regency Village Theater on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Jason Momoa takes on action-thriller Braven

AshSep 3, 2015
spectre - Copy

New Spectre poster debuts

AshSep 3, 2015
killmethreetimes

Exclusive : Simon Pegg talks Kill Me Three Times – on DVD and Blu-ray Sep 9

Brooke CampbellSep 3, 2015