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Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakers

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Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakers by George Stevens, Jr.
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Jan 28, 2014 | ISBN 9780307474988

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“Remarkable . . . will entertain the most avid movie buff and also serve as essential reading for anyone thinking of entering the film industry.”
“Magnificent. . . . A collection that is compendious, illuminating, and utterly indispensible.”
Director’s Guild of America Quarterly
“An entertaining in-depth look into the art, economics, and politics of filmmaking for those of us for whom film still has the impact of being struck by lightning. . . . Essential reading. . . . A sine qua non of film books, one that belongs on the shelf of every film student or serious fan.”
New York Journal of Books
“Cuts across the spectrum of genres and artistic attitudes. . . . A rare treat [and] an eclectic one. . . . A treasure-trove to flip through and savor.”
Los Angeles Times

“Fascinating and valuable. To a film junkie, it doesn’t get much better than this.”
Portland Book Review

“Remarkable . . . simply indispensable for anyone who has even the remotest interest in film. . . . An incomparably rich collection [of] candid, knowledgeable, and thoughtful conversations.”
Choice Magazine

“Wide-ranging and informative. . . . Sure to be a stimulating, valuable, and much-used reference source for film addicts.”
Library Journal

“Illuminating . . . informative and nostalgic . . . a montage of delights for all who like sitting in the dark, popcorn in one hand, a lover’s in the other, transfixed.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Truly indispensable to anyone who cares about the art of film.”
Buffalo News

“A feast for film junkies . . . a textbook made of cotton candy, an intellectual treat.”
The Big Story (Associated Press)

“Brings together, for the first time, thirty seminars with directors, producers, writers, actors, cinematographers, composers, and film editors . . . all of them talking honestly, seriously, openly.”
—Turner Classic Movies

Table Of Contents

Preface by Bob Gazzale
Introduction by George Stevens, Jr.

Robert Altman
Darren Aronofsky
Peter Bogdanovich
Charles Champlin
Shirley Clarke
Anne Coates
Roger Corman
Ed Emshwiller
Nora Ephron
Morgan Freeman
William Friedkin
Larry Gelbart
Charlton Heston
Janusz Kaminski
Jack Lemmon
George Lucas
David Lynch
James Mangold
Alan Pakula
Gregory Peck
Arthur Penn
Sidney Poitier
Sydney Pollack
David Puttnam
Leonard Rosenman
John Sayles
Paul Schrader
Neil Simon
Steven Spielberg
Meryl Streep
Robert Towne
François Truffaut


List of Illustrations

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