This companion to the Silver Plaque-winning Starz/Encore documentary series of the same name is the third instalment of the books that were declared unquenchable entertainment value! by Kirkus Reviews. The Directors, Take Three offers dozens of masterful insights on the craft of directing from such rewned filmmakers as Robert Altman, Wes Craven, Alan Parker, Tim Burton, Steven Spielberg, and Barry Levinson. Here are details of their experiences making a variety of classic films from Nashville to Nightmare on Elm Street, Rain Man to Raging Bull, and Pee Wee's Big Adventure to Schindler's List. You'll discover directors' earliest reactions to scripts for films that became classics; how legendary scenes were staged and shot; behind-the-scenes stories of the unkwn actors who landed major roles and went on to become superstars; the underdog films that confounded expectations; directors' unique approaches to their art; and much, much more. This magnificent series also includes each director's filmography, complete listings of major awards, and cast credits for every film discussed. A fabulous source of insights, anecdotes, and industry secrets for film buffs everywhere! - Features
Robert J. Emery is president and CEO of Media Entertainment, Inc. A writer, producer, and director for more than 35 years, his work includes the Silver Plaque-winning Starz/Encore documentary series The Directors. He lives in Tampa, Florida.