My First Movie Twenty Celebrated Directors Talk about Their First Film

ISBN-10: 0142002208
ISBN-13: 9780142002209
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/29/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

In these vivid and revealing interviews, a diverse collection of filmmakers talk in extraordinary detail and with amazing candor about making their first films. Each chapter focuses on a director's celebrated debut and tells the inside story of the film's creation. Along the way, every aspect of the movie industry is explored-from writing the script and raising the money to casting the actors and assembling the crew, from shooting and editing to selling the movie and screening it. These interviews are not only memoirs of particular movies; each one is also an emotional journey in which the director relives the pain and elation, the comedy and tragedy, of making a first feature film.

Stephen Lowenstein has worked on British television documentaries for Channel 4, ITV, & the BBC. He is the writer/director of two critically acclaimed short films & is currently at work on several feature-length projects. He lives in London.

Introduction
Acknowledgements
Joel and Ethan Coen: Blood Simple
Tom DiCillo: Johnny Suede
Allison Anders: Gas Food Lodging
Kevin Smith: Clerks
Stephen Frears: Gumshoe
Ken Loach: Poor Cow
Mike Leigh: Bleak Moments
Bertrand Tavernier: The Watchmaker of Saint-Paul
Barry Levinson: Diner
Oliver Stone: Salvador
Neil Jordan: Angel
Anthony Minghella: Truly, Madly, Deeply
Mira Nair: Salaam Bombay!
Mike Figgis: Stormy Monday
Pedro Almodovar: Pepi, Luci, Bom
Steve Buscemi: Trees Lounge
Gary Oldman: Nil by Mouth
Ang Lee: Pushing Hands
P. J. Hogan: Muriel's Wedding
James Mangold: Heavy
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