Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakers

Others talk about how they set out to forge their own paths—John Sayles, Roger Corman, George Lucas, et al. In this series of conversations held at the American Film Institute, all aspects of their work are discussed.

Author: George Stevens, Jr.

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307957719

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 784

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A companion volume to George Stevens, Jr.’s, much admired book of American Film Institute seminars with the great pioneering moviemakers (“Invaluable”—Martin Scorsese). Those represented here—directors, producers, writers, actors, cameramen, composers, editors—are men and women working in pictures, beginning in 1950, when the studio system was collapsing and people could no longer depend on, or were bound by, the structure of studio life to make movies. Here also are those who began to work long after the studio days were over—Robert Altman, David Lynch, Steven Spielberg, among them—who talk about how they came to make movies on their own. Some—like Peter Bogdanovich, Nora Ephron, Sydney Pollack, François Truffaut—talk about how they were influenced by the iconic pictures of the great pioneer filmmakers. Others talk about how they set out to forge their own paths—John Sayles, Roger Corman, George Lucas, et al. In this series of conversations held at the American Film Institute, all aspects of their work are discussed. Here is Arthur Penn, who began in the early 1950s in New York with live TV, directing people like Kim Stanley and such live shows as Playhouse 90, and on Broadway, directing Two for the Seesaw and The Miracle Worker, before going on to Hollywood and directing Mickey One and Bonnie and Clyde, among other pictures, talking about working within the system. (“When we finished Bonnie and Clyde,” says Penn, “the film was characterized rather elegantly by one of the leading Warner executives as a 'piece of shit' . . . It wasn’t until the picture had an identity and a life of its own that the studio acknowledged it was a legitimate child of the Warner Bros. operation.”) Here in conversation is Sidney Poitier, who grew up on an island without paved roads, stores, or telephones, and who was later taught English without a Caribbean accent by a Jewish waiter, talking about working as a janitor at the American Negro Theater in exchange for acting lessons and about Hollywood: It “never really had much of a conscience . . . This town never was infected by that kind of goodness.” Here, too, is Meryl Streep, America’s premier actress, who began her career in Julia in 1977, and thirty odd years later, at sixty, was staring in The Iron Lady, defying all the rules about “term limits” and a filmmaking climate tyrannized by the male adolescent demographic . . . Streep on making her first picture, and how Jane Fonda took her under her wing (“That little line on the floor,” Fonda warned Streep, “don’t look at it, that’s where your toes are supposed to be. And that’s how you’ll be in the movie. If they’re not there, you won’t be in the movie”). Streep on the characters she chooses to play: “I like to defend characters that would otherwise be misconstrued or misunderstood.” The Next Generation is a fascinating revelation of the art of making pictures.

Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood s Golden Age at the American Film Institute

Here are the incomparable directors Frank Capra, Elia Kazan, King Vidor, David Lean, Fritz Lang (“I learned only from bad films”), William Wyler, and George Stevens; renowned producers and cinematographers; celebrated screenwriters Ray ...

Author: George Stevens, Jr.

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307518125

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 736

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The first book to bring together these interviews of master moviemakers from the American Film Institute’s renowned seminars, Conversations with the Great Moviemakers offers an unmatched history of American cinema in the words of its greatest practitioners. Here are the incomparable directors Frank Capra, Elia Kazan, King Vidor, David Lean, Fritz Lang (“I learned only from bad films”), William Wyler, and George Stevens; renowned producers and cinematographers; celebrated screenwriters Ray Bradbury and Ernest Lehman; as well as the immortal Ingmar Bergman and Federico Fellini (“Making a movie is a mathematical operation. It’s absolutely impossible to improvise”). Taken together, these conversations offer uniquely intimate access to the thinking, the wisdom, and the genius of cinema’s most talented pioneers.


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Moviemakers of Hollywood ' s winners Shirley Knight and Golden Age at the
American Elizabeth Wilson sang the Film Institute , which draws praises of an ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105123428455

Category: Theater


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Oregon Historical Quarterly

On June 5 , 1967 , the American Film Institute was established to fulfill a national
( close to Union Station ) and the second at ... and George SteRon Austin , Star -
Crossed : A Hollywood Love vens , Jr. , Conversations at the American Film Story
in Three Acts ( Grand Rapids , Mich .. Institute with the Great Moviemakers : The
Next Wm . B. Eerdmans , 2013 ) , 80 ; and Brooke Generation , From the 1950s to

Author: Oregon Historical Society


ISBN: UCR:31210023576208

Category: Northwest, Pacific


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Ingmar Bergman Cinematic Philosopher

A Candid Conversation with Sweden ' s One - Man New Wave of Cinematic
Sorcery , ” Playboy 11 , no . ... see " Ingmar Bergman , " in Conversations with the
Great Moviemakers of Hollywood ' s Golden Age at the American Film Institute ,
ed .

Author: Irving Singer

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: UOM:39015074302632

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Shortlisted for the 2008 Kraszna-Krausz Award for the Best Moving Image Book. Known for their repeating motifs and signature tropes, the films of Ingmar Bergman also contain extensive variation and development. In these reflections on Bergman's artistry and thought, Irving Singer discerns distinctive themes in Bergman's filmmaking, from first intimations in the early work to consummate resolutions in the later movies. Singer demonstrates that while Bergman's output was not philosophy on celluloid, it attains an expressive and purely aesthetic truthfulness that can be considered philosophical in a broader sense. Through analysis of both narrative and filmic effects, Singer probes Bergman's mythmaking and his reliance upon the magic inherent in his cinematic techniques. Singer traces throughout the evolution of Bergman's ideas about life and death, and about the possibility of happiness and interpersonal love. In the overtly self-referential films that he wrote or directed (The Best Intentions, Fanny and Alexander, Sunday's Children) as well as the less obviously autobiographical ones (including Wild Strawberries, The Seventh Seal, and the triad that begins with Through a Glass Darkly) Bergman investigates problems in his existence and frequently reverts to childhood memories. In such movies as Smiles of a Summer Night, Scenes from a Marriage, and Saraband, Bergman draws upon his mature experience and depicts the troubled relationships between men who are often weak and women who are made to suffer by the damaged men with whom they live. In Persona, Cries and Whispers, and other works, his experiments with the camera are uniquely masterful. Inspecting the panorama of Bergman's art, Singer shows how the endless search for human contact motivates the content of his films and reflects Bergman's profound perspective on the world.

New York

swimming screenings great filmmakers · sunshine tennis • great cuisine •
gourmet cinema • relaxation • golf and new - found ... Midnight Informal
Conversation at force in his work with The New School , N.Y.U. and the American
Film Institute .



ISBN: NWU:35556010750297

Category: New York (N.Y.)


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The American Film Institute Desk Reference

Melinda Corey, George Ochoa American Film Institute ... Robert Redford's
Sundance Institute , founded in 1980 to encourage young filmmakers , gradually
began to attract ... Huge sums of money were needed to produce and advertise
these spectacles , and Hollywood protected its ... Andrei Tarkovsky ( The
Sacrifice , 1986 ) , Nikita Mikhalkov ( A Private Conversation , 1983 ) , Elem
Klimov , Gleb ...

Author: Melinda Corey

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111794611

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 608

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An in-depth resource on the art of filmmaking looks at the history of film, along with information on actors, designers, directors, writers, cinematographers, sound effects, and editors.

Latin American Films 1932 1994

Preface American film by many of the writers already cited in this volume ,
treating Latin American cinema from the silents to the ... Latin American Cinema )
, by Teresa Toledo , published by the Cinemateca de Cuba in 1990 , which
celebrates the best films of ... of the New Latin American Cinema , published by
the British Film Institute in 1983 as well as Julianne Burton ' s Cinema and Social
Change in Latin America : Conversations with Filmmakers ( 1983 ) should not be
overlooked .

Author: Ronald Schwartz

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015041071559

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

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In 1931 Antonio Moreno completed Santa, Mexico's first true sound film. In it he established one of the foremost genres of Latin American cinema--the popular melodrama--which continues to this day. Latin American filmmakers came to the fore in the fifties and sixties and, as 1992's Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) showed, Latin American films continue to be a major part of the international film scene.In this work over 300 of the most significant films from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and other Latin American countries are covered. Each entry includes the English title, director, year of release, running time, language, country, and a detailed plot synopsis. Notes about the production and the filmmakers are also provided for many entries.

Vanity Fair

TRIBECAFILMFESTIVAL. ... Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of
Hollywood's Golden AND MORE Age : At the American Film Institute by George
Stevens ...



ISBN: UOM:39015066019673

Category: Dressmaking


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Dark Page Two

Death on the Cheap The Lost B Movies of Film Noir ! New York : Da Capo Press ,
2000 . ... Stevens , George , Jr. Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of
Hollywood's Golden Age at the American Film Institute . New York : Alfred A.
Knopf ...

Author: Kevin Johnson


ISBN: 1584562595

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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Following up on his well-received bibliography of first edition sources for American film noir of the 1940s, Kevin Johnson's new bibliography The Dark Page II explores the second half of the classic American period, covering the years 1950-1965. Ground rules for noir style were by this time firmly established in Hollywood, and new techniques and themes had emerged, including location shooting and documentary-style storytelling, the incorporation of social issues into storylines, the final years of the Production Code's stranglehold on film content, and the influence of the style on Westerns, melodramas, and even science fiction. Importantly too, this era would see many of Hollywood's finest writers and directors blacklisted, jailed, or exiled as a result of McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities hearings. The literary sources that informed this era evolved as well, with Hollywood taking a greater interest in the surprisingly literate novels that were being published as paid-by-the-word paperback originals, as well as hardcover titles being released by obscure and often short-lived publishers. The influence of the film industry on the book industry was felt in turn, with stories being snatched up as film options as soon as they first appeared in magazines and newspapers, sometimes resulting in a book publication that would never have occurred otherwise. The Dark Page II is an essential volume in a continuing series of references that are projected to cover American screwball comedies, European film noir, and American crime films and dramas of the late 1960s and 1970s. Full-color photos of each first edition are featured, as well as bibliographical points for each book and a bounty of factual information surrounding both the origins of the books and their subsequent film adaptations.

Beyond the Epic

The Life and Films of David Lean Gene D. Phillips. Sharif , Omar , with Marie
Thérèse Guinchard . ... Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood '
s Golden Age at the American Film Institute . New York : Knopf , 2006 . Includes
the ...

Author: Gene D. Phillips


ISBN: UOM:39015064756060

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 545

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Phillips interviews actors who worked with Lean and directors who knew him, and their comments reveal new details about the director's life and career. Phillips also explores Lean's lesser-studied films, such as The Passionate Friends (2949), Hobson's Choice (1954), and Summertime (1955). The result is an in-depth examination of the director in cultural, historic, and cinematic contexts."--Jacket.

The Bloomsbury Review

Filmmakers in Exile by Forrest Ciesol 31 Books of Related Interest : Cinema and
Social Change in Latin America : Conversations with Filmmakers , Edited by
Julianne Burton ... 95 cloth , ISBN 0 - 8357 - 1359 - 8 1 Chilean Cinema ( O . P . )
, Edited by Michael Chanan , British Film Institute Hollywood Destinies :
European Directors in America , 1922 - 1931 ... Poland ' s greatest director ,
Andrzej Wajda , director of the Academy Award nominated Man of Iron which
chronicles the rise of ...



ISBN: IND:32000000491276

Category: Books


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The Independent

Courtesy Jump Cut Cinema and Social Change in Latin America : Conversations
with Filmmakers edited by Julianne ... Years of the New Latin American Cinema (
British Film Institute ) and The Cuban Image ( BFI / Indiana University Press ) ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105122757300

Category: Experimental films


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The Art of Watching Films

Filmguide to The Grapes of Wrath . ... Reel Conversations : Candid Interviews
with Film's Foremost Directors and Critics . New York ... Filmmakers on
Filmmaking : The American Film Institute Seminars on Motion Pictures and
Television . Vol .

Author: Joseph M. Boggs


ISBN: UCSC:32106014875691

Category: Film criticism

Page: 479

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This introduction to film appreciation uses contemporary and popular American movies to help students develop critical skills in the analysis and evaluation of film. By suggesting what to look for and how to look for it, this text challenges students to sharpen their powers of observation, establish habits of perceptive watching, and discover complex aspects of film art that will further enhance their enjoyment of watching films.

Filmmakers on Filmmaking

The American Film Institute Seminars on Motion Pictures and Television
American Film Institute Joseph McBride. tive is correct ... When you ' re shooting
human beings in conversation it ' s a good rule of thumb : don ' t distract the
audience .

Author: American Film Institute

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: UOM:39015005648640

Category: Performing Arts


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Studio executives, producers, directors, screenwriters, actors, actresses, cinematographers, composers, costume designers, agents and casting directors describe their contributions to the making of a movie

Photographers and Filmmakers

Horwitz , Margot F . A Female Focus : Great Women Photographers . ... American
Filmmakers Today . ... Eye on the World : Conversations With International
Filmmakers . ... Acclaimed Hollywood Directors ( series ) , American Film Institute
, Winstar Home Entertainment , 1999 , The Filmmakers , National Geographic ,
1998 .

Author: MacMillan Reference Usa

Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110420325

Category: Photography

Page: 452

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Bring history to life with this unique collection featuring vivid profiles of famous people, places and historical events. Articles are selected with the curriculum in mind, and include newly written and selected articles from the distinguished Macmillan Reference USA collection. Rewritten for students starting at the middle school level, each volume features a lively 2-color design, photographs, quotes and fascinating sidebars.

Making it in the Media Professions

Some articles indicative of their spirited editorial coverage include the following :
The American Film Institute ( AFI ) ... a hard - hitting animated conversation with
the master fabulist Federico Fellini “ Ms . Treatment " : a hard - hitting analysis of
why the film ... of those filmmakers working outside the mainstream , including
profiles of Robert Altman , John Sayles , Martin Scorsese ... The Fascist Guns in
the West ” : Are movies like Red Dawn and Rambo just good , clean American
fun , or is ...

Author: Leonard Mogel

Publisher: Globe Pequot Press

ISBN: UOM:39015039347755

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 291

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Describes careers in the newspaper, magazine, book, television, radio, movie, and advertising industries, shares interviews with professionals in each field, and offers advice on training and educational requirements