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ON VARIOUS BOOKS ABOUT DIRECTING…

June 13, 2010 I’m frequently asked for suggestions of books about directing–by students, and others who want to direct. Here are some of my favorites, which hopefully provide a good

FELLINI: CONSIDERING THE IDEAL

March 19, 2011 On our recent trip to Rome we went to the Trevi Fountain. Unlike the evocative scene in Fellini’s LA DOLCE VITA, the fountain was not deserted and

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PLACE

“And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.” –Shakespeare November 12, 2010 There’s an idea

PIECES OF INFORMATION

October 25, 2009 My primary approach to the filmmaking process is to think of it as creating pieces of information that, when cut together, create a psychological effect. Therefore, the

THE END OF “THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE”

September 28, 2009 Though it happens in this business all the time, it’s still a shock when a television show is canceled unexpectedly. The economics that drive the decision-making don’t