Download e-book for iPad: Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's by George Stevens Jr.

By George Stevens Jr.

ISBN-10: 1400033144

ISBN-13: 9781400033140

The 1st publication to compile those interviews of grasp moviemakers from the yank movie Institute’s popular seminars, Conversations with the good Moviemakers deals an unrivaled heritage of yank cinema within the phrases of its maximum practitioners.

Here are the incomparable administrators Frank Capra, Elia Kazan, King Vidor, David Lean, Fritz Lang (“I discovered basically from undesirable films”), William Wyler, and George Stevens; popular manufacturers and cinematographers; celebrated screenwriters Ray Bradbury and Ernest Lehman; in addition to the immortal Ingmar Bergman and Federico Fellini (“Making a film is a mathematical operation. It’s totally very unlikely to improvise”). Taken jointly, those conversations provide uniquely intimate entry to the considering, the knowledge, and the genius of cinema’s such a lot gifted pioneers.

Show description

Read or Download Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age at the American Film Institute PDF

Best film books

Get German Postwar Films: Life and Love in the Ruins (Studies in PDF

This quantity of essays by way of students of German movie and tradition examines the particularly missed German movies of the fast post-World struggle II interval, the so-called "rubble motion pictures. "  frequently obvious purely as indicators of a specific German malady--the intended lack of ability to confront the sins of its quick past--these movies have hardly been tested for his or her aesthetic characteristics and for what they really depict approximately postwar German existence, attitudes, and fears.   positioned in the context of German movie historical past of the postwar interval and Allied censorship, the essays study either recognized and approximately forgotten motion pictures for his or her narrative constitution, aesthetic techniques, political ideologies, mental graphics of broken adults and orphaned formative years, and the nuances of the historical past they reveal.


The Village Voice Film Guide: 50 Years of Movies from by Dennis Lim, Village Voice PDF

For many years the Village Voice set the benchmark for passionate, serious, and detailed movie insurance. together with stories by means of a few of America’s most useful critics, The Village Voice movie consultant compiles lively landmark reports of the Voice’s collection of the one hundred fifty maximum motion pictures ever made.

Download PDF by Michael Clarkson: The Secret Life of Glenn Gould: A Genius in Love

During the thoughts of his ladies and confidantes, this biography offers a clean portrait of virtuoso pianist Glenn Gould, detailing his many motivations, goals, quirks, and fears. choked with own tales from the folks who have been in detail concerned with the guy, this account exhibits how Gould, the world’s maximum pianist within the Fifties and Sixties, used to be richly encouraged via, and bared his soul on the keyboard to, the various ladies who stirred his hard-to-fetch feelings.

Download PDF by William Wellman Jr.: Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel

The extreme life—the first—of the mythical, undercelebrated Hollywood director recognized in his day as “Wild Bill” (and he used to be! ) Wellman, whose eighty-two videos (six of them uncredited), a lot of them iconic; a lot of them sharp, chilly, brutal; others poetic, relocating; them all a lesson in close-up paintings, ranged from experience and gangster photographs to comedies, aviation, romances, westerns, and searing social dramas.

Extra info for Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age at the American Film Institute

Sample text

For that very reason he can not be regarded as the ‘‘author’’ of his actions. The actions belong to him only because something in him is the cause of that action. Let me illustrate the metaphor of authorship in a bit more detail. If I am writing on the computer, my recognizing that I am typing is not sufficient to make me the author of the text I am writing. I could just be following the dictation of somebody else, whose elaboration I might even vehemently disagree with. For my typing to count as the typing of my text of which I am in the full sense the author, I have to be aware of certain beliefs and desires, and I have to be aware of them in the right manner as making sense of the type of action I am engaged in.

It is standard scientific practice to conceive of the explanandum in terms of the theory that is also used to explain it. Certainly witches cannot be identified without the concept of mysterious supernatural powers that one also appeals to in order to explain the actions of witches. But that merely proves that the old familiar categorization of the domain of the explanandum can be shown to be unjustified in light of a superior theory that reveals the old theory to be outdated. Baker might be quite right in asserting that the categorization of folkpsychological explananda ordinarily presupposes other folk-psychological notions.

In the last twenty to thirty years social psychologists have also tried to focus research on particular aspects of empathy, either (i) by investigating what they call empathetic accuracy or (ii) by trying to sharpen empathy research in mainly defining it as a phenomenon of the ‘‘vicariously sharing of an affect’’ of one individual with another (Eisenberg and Strayer 1984, 3) or as involving a ‘‘psychological process that makes a person have feelings that are more congruent with another person’s situation than with his own situation’’ (Hoffman 2000, 30).

Download PDF sample

Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age at the American Film Institute by George Stevens Jr.

by John

Rated 4.13 of 5 – based on 49 votes