May 28, 2012

On Directing Film

A small book with a small, profound point: a film, according to Mamet, is composed of a sequence of uninflected shots, all directed at telling the story. "The main questions a director must answer," he begins, "are: 'where do I put the camera?' and 'what do I tell the actors?'" It's a very slender book for your $14.00, but a fine one.