The Directors: Take Three (The Directors) by Robert J. Emery

By Robert J. Emery

This spouse to the Silver Plaque? profitable Starz/Encore documentary sequence of an identical identify is the 3rd installment of the books that have been declared "unquenchable leisure worth" by means of Kirkus studies. the administrators, Take 3 deals dozens of masterful insights at the craft of directing from such well known filmmakers as Robert Altman, Wes Craven, Alan Parker, Tim Burton, Steven Spielberg, and Barry Levinson. listed below are information in their stories creating a number of vintage motion pictures from Nashville to Nightmare on Elm highway, Rain guy to Raging Bull, and Pee Wee's large experience to Schindler's checklist. you will discover administrators? earliest reactions to scripts for movies that turned classics; how mythical scenes have been staged and shot; behind-the-scenes tales of the unknown actors who landed significant roles and went directly to turn into superstars; the underdog motion pictures that defied expectancies; administrators? designated ways to their paintings; and lots more and plenty, even more. This outstanding sequence additionally contains every one director's filmography, entire listings of significant awards, and solid credit for each movie mentioned. a wonderful resource of insights, anecdotes, and secrets and techniques for movie buffs all over the place!

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They were both in Raging Bull. My father’s the other guy that’s always with Tommy Como. They would show up on the set and bring food. It became more of a family thing, which is what it should have been because there’s so much tension and so much anger when you’re trying to make a schedule. When you’re trying to deal with studio problems. Why should that come onto the set? On the set it should be funny and warm and enjoyable, like being with family members. Especially when my mother and father hung around with the actors between takes and it became something quite, quite lively.

It was the unbelievable strangeness that, as the brains behind an operation, De Niro’s character would fall for this woman. The only mistake he makes in his life is falling for a certain kind of woman. That story was written five or six thousand years ago. It never changes. The conflict was so strong, and I thought, you place that against the background of Vegas—and Vegas represents America at the time—and there’s no limit, you know? You want money—how much? Make it billions. You want drugs? Keep taking drugs until you blow your brains out.

That’s everywhere. That’s not just the Lower East Side. I saw things when I was eight or nine years old, you know, and it leaves an impression on you. And so I usually approach violence in as honest a way as possible and there’s no doubt about it. I’m not saying that a ten-year-old kid should see these films, you know. They shouldn’t. There should be some regulation. But I always stayed as true as I could to what I knew. Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974) Ellen Burstyn; Kris Kristofferson; Mia Bendixsen; Alfred Lutter III; Lelia Goldoni; Ola Moore; Harvey Keitel; Lane Bradbury; Diane Ladd; Vic Tayback; Valerie Curtin; Jodie Foster.

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