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Learn movie-making techniques through the movies you know and love with This Is How You Make a Movie! Using key scenes from some of the best-loved movies of all time, Tim Grierson explores everything from cinematography to the secrets of talking to camera. Deep focus is explored through Citizen Kane, forced perspective through Elf, and slow motion through Reservoir Dogs. Examples from blockbusters (Wonder Woman) to Oscar-winners (Rocky), silent-era gems (Intolerance) to recent art-house treasures (American Honey), give readers a glimpse of cinema's breadth and potential. A fascinating read for movie buffs who want to understand what goes on behind the camera, and above all an essential read for students and beginners in the industry. With sections on acting, directing, lighting and camera, writing and editing, this book includes all the technical help you need to get your movie career off the ground. Including these directors, and more: Steven Spielberg Martin Scorsese Mike Leigh Sofia Coppola Spike Lee Barry Jenkins Francis Ford Coppola Steve McQueen Tim Miller Stanley Kubrick Alfred Hitchcock Barry Jenkins Charlie Chaplin Roman Polanski Andrea Arnold Tim Burton Kenneth Branagh Including these movies, and more: Atonement If Beale Street Could Talk Ferris Bueller's Day Off Deadpool The Godfather We Need to Talk About Kevin Star Wars Reservoir Dogs The Shining Birdman Psycho Goodfellas Casino Royale Inception Free Solo King Kong Gone with the Wind Reservoir Dogs Rocky Apocalypse Now Moonlight

 

Details

ISBN: 9781786275585
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 192
Publication Date: 4 Mar 2021
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 22.8(H) x 17.1(L)

 

Author Biography

Tim Grierson is the senior US film critic for Screen International and the chief film critic for Paste. He is a frequent contributor to Rolling Stone, Vulture and MEL. He is the author of six books, including FilmCraft: Screenwriting and Martin Scorsese in Ten Scenes.

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