9781843313298

Action!

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    9781843313298

  • ISBN10:

    1843313294

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-01
  • Publisher: Anthem Pr
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Summary

ACTION! Interviews with Directors from Classical Hollywood to Contemporary Iran presents nineteen outstanding interviews with directors past and present, from around the world, working in a variety of genres and 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 of filmmaking to the challenges and frustrations that range from meddlesome studio heads to state censorship. These articulate auteurs include iconic figures Fellini and Truffaut (in his moving final interview), avant-garde masters Otto Muehl and the Brothers Quay, social critics Barbara Kopple and Allie Light, mainstream mavericks Robert Wise and Douglas Sirk, and eleven others. While their work (and working methods) varies widely, these directors share the status of pioneer and subversive, fighting sometimes against great odds to put their unique vision onscreen.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Editor's Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Introduction: The Art and Craft of Interviewingp. xvii
Going Hollywood: Masters of Studio Stylep. 01
Angel in Exilep. 03
"An Unhappy Happy End"p. 17
Somebody Up There Likes Mep. 39
"The Greatest Movie the World Has Never Seen"p. 65
"Plant Your Feet and Tell the Truth"p. 89
Tickets to the Dark Side: Festival Favoritesp. 103
Manderlayp. 105
20 Angosht (20 Fingers)p. 113
I Am a Sex Addictp. 123
Caché (Hidden)p. 131
Blows Against the Empire: Indie Godfathersp. 139
Sweet Soul Musicp. 141
Nearer My Corman to Theep. 153
Edgeplay: Avant-Garde Auteursp. 173
An Actionist Begins to Singp. 175
"They're Panicking, Look at Them!" The Brothers Quayp. 207
Women in Revolt: Artist-Activistsp. 225
Dialogues with Madwomenp. 227
Shut Up & Singp. 235
The Canon: Brilliance without Bordersp. 245
"For a Kind of Pleasure"p. 247
Transcendental Style, Poetic Precisionp. 265
"The Fruitful Tree Bends"p. 299
Alter Ego, Autobiography and Auteurismp. 323
Contributor Biographiesp. 347
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