This is How You Make a Movie (Hardcover)

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Learn movie-making techniques through the movies you know and love with This Is How You Make a Movie!

Using key scenes from some of the best-loved movies of all time, Tim Grierson explores everything from cinematography to the secrets of talking to camera. Deep focus is explored through Citizen Kane, forced perspective through Elf, and slow motion through Reservoir Dogs. Examples from blockbusters (Wonder Woman) to Oscar-winners (Rocky), silent-era gems (Intolerance) to recent art-house treasures (American Honey), give readers a glimpse of cinema's breadth and potential.

A fascinating read for movie buffs who want to understand what goes on behind the camera, and above all an essential read for students and beginners in the industry.

With sections on acting, directing, lighting and camera, writing and editing, this book includes all the technical help you need to get your movie career off the ground.

Including these directors, and more:

Steven Spielberg
Martin Scorsese
Mike Leigh
Sofia Coppola
Spike Lee
Barry Jenkins
Francis Ford Coppola
Steve McQueen
Tim Miller
Stanley Kubrick
Alfred Hitchcock
Barry Jenkins
Charlie Chaplin
Roman Polanski
Andrea Arnold
Tim Burton
Kenneth Branagh

Including these movies, and more:

Atonement
If Beale Street Could Talk
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Deadpool
The Godfather
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Star Wars
Reservoir Dogs
The Shining
Birdman
Psycho
Goodfellas
Casino Royale
Inception
Free Solo
King Kong
Gone with the Wind
Reservoir Dogs
Rocky
Apocalypse Now
Moonlight

About the Author


Tim Grierson is the senior US film critic for Screen International and the chief film critic for Paste. He is a frequent contributor to Rolling Stone, Popular Mechanics, Vulture, and MEL. He is the author of six books, including FilmCraft: Screenwriting and Martin Scorsese in Ten Scenes.

Praise For…


"The style of critic Tim Grierson's This Is How You Make a Movie is simple but startlingly effective." -The Film Stage,


"The enhanced film literacy it preaches-written without pretension or assumption-will help the casual cinephile or blogger looking to add a little more legitimacy and authority to their musings, while acting as a cinematic Rosetta Stone to a world of more in-depth film writing." -Paste Magazine,




"It's a terrific volume, full of insight and information for both cinephiles and newbies.." - Crooked Marquee,




"The enhanced film literacy it preaches-written without pretension or assumption-will help the casual cinephile or blogger looking to add a little more legitimacy and authority to their musings, while acting as a cinematic Rosetta Stone to a world of more in-depth film writing." -Paste Magazine,




"This is essential reading for anyone who doesn't think they can pick something up from any motion picture, past or present." -Nashville Scene,


"But really, reading This is How You Make a Movie does make me appreciate my favorite films and the artistry in them even more, which is what it will do for you too... A beautifully designed, succinctly and smartly written book will always have room in my film book collection, as it will in yours too." -Cinemacy,


"Those new to the language of filmmaking will emerge with a deeper appreciation of this complex, intricate process." -Library Journal,


Product Details
ISBN: 9781786275585
ISBN-10: 1786275589
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publication Date: March 9th, 2021
Pages: 192
Language: English