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The Director's Idea by Ken Dancyger
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Mar 07, 12

Read in March, 2012

I have been searching forever on good books related to film making. The Director's Idea is more philosophical and conceptual than technical, which is a good place to start from. After all, film making is an art, albeit a collaborative one, but there has to be someone who holds it together. So, I liked how this book is essentially about a director finding his or her own voice, choosing his work through an individualistic theme and then selecting his tools to realize that voice. I have to admit, I did pick up this book to gain a more technical knowledge, but as long as I can relate the terminology I gather to name the parts in a film I see as well as the creative, cinematic ideas and frames in my mind, I am covered. This book is not written to satisfy pretentious intellectuals of cinema. This is for those who wish to understand the core of the art form they love so much.
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