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Download PDF by Gary Morris: Action!: Interviews with Directors from Classical Hollywood

By Gary Morris

ISBN-10: 184331312X

ISBN-13: 9781843313120

‘Action!’ provides nineteen amazing interviews with administrators prior and current, from all over the world, operating in a number of genres, budgets and construction environments from significant studios to indie and DIY. the result's a colourful workforce portrait of the filmmaking artwork, a type of pageant in phrases that explores every little thing from the large artistic and private satisfactions to the demanding situations and frustrations of the process.

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Zanuck was pleased with Suez (1938). ” The Hays people called him on this and he argued with them. “Have you ever seen a nude woman? Ever seen your wife nude? There was nothing there that wasn’t positively true to life…you knew she was going to be sexy…that’s why you picked her. The audience knows. This is my idea of giving it to them. ” Another point in his favor was that reshooting would have necessitated rebuilding the entire expensive set. Dwan talks of constant censorship battles. “They picked on stupid things,” he says, citing Arlene Dahl’s naked leg, raised from behind a couch, in Slightly Scarlet.

Her husband, couldn’t work together on a set because he was such a ladies’ man. Fairbanks Sr. ” Dwan didn’t think much of Helen Mack, the female star of his mood-drenched While Paris Sleeps (1932). He says the atmospheric Paris of this film was created entirely on the Fox lot. ” Dwan calls it a “stockyard. ” I bring up his use of camera movement, especially tracking shots, throughout his career. “There’s always a certain amount of camera improvisation,” he says. “If a man is being pursued and the pursuers are more interesting than the pursued, I’ll track to include them.

Credit: Universal Pictures/Photofest and-white films, an extraordinarily complex pattern of shadows. This is not only “antinatural,” it breaks any rules of balanced lighting. Throughout my pictures I employ a lighting which is not naturalistic. Often the window will be here, and the light from there. With color, too, I did this, to attain a lighting that is almost surrealistic. As Brecht has said, you must never forget that this is not reality. This is a motion picture. It is a tale you are telling.

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