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What I Really Want to Do Is Direct

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Roxanne Hastings has wanted to be a director ever since she started storyboarding home movies and demanding that her teacher recast her grade-school play...

Even though working her way up the ranks of a film crew has been slow and sometimes grueling, Rox has made it to assistant cinematographer. It's quite a coup, but what she really wants to do is direct.

Rox is convinced t

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Paperback, 392 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Red Dress Ink
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Carmen
Despite some of the terminology that I wasn't familiar with, I enjoyed the book. It's a good read for anyone who's interested in the film industry as it presents the reality of the work behind a film. It shows its less glamorous points that takes place to make a movie work out in the end. Also, it's a good read for females who work in a male-dominated field. The heroine in the book braves all the insults and works hard to come out on top. Readers will find themselves rooting for Rox as she faces ...more
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Sep 23, 2008 Kim rated it liked it
I liked this book, but it was about 100 pages longer than it really needed to be. (That's why I only gave it three stars.) It just kinda droned on and on in the middle and lost my interest briefly. Overall, pretty good.
Charity
Jun 13, 2007 Charity rated it liked it
Roxanne is a focus puller/cinematographer who longs to direct. However, when she gets her directing debut, she doubts her ability. This selection was good overall, but suffered somewhat from a weak beginning. The story began to pick up in the middle and was very enjoyable from that point forward.
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When I'm not writing books with Sandy, I can usually be found on a film set, where life is anything but dull. I've hung off the side of Toronto's CN tower, faced down a Grizzly bear, danced with Gregory Hines, and shared a beer with Ireland's Lord Guinness.

In 2003, Panavision Canada recognized my camera skills with the coveted Woody Award. It's an honor. Really.

And to think I almost became a cop.
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