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Chances are you, like everyone else without Mackendrick's breadth and depth of experience, have a lot to learn.
Unlike most how-to directing and writing books, Mackendrick was an accomplished director with decades of professional experience.
This book is a gift for a young man interested in film making, It reads as if it will be a great course on the subject.
I maybe had read it if they done the layout better. Very hard to hold the book, since the text is almost in the middle. I just gave up on the first pages.Published 1 month ago by Kristin Ness Svendsen
As someone who has worked in this field for many years, I would highly recommend this book as required reading.Published 4 months ago by Morton Zarcoff
If you've read one book on directing, you've basically read them all. I didn't find any new information in this book and it came off dry and uninteresting. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Melly0216
This book is, quite simply, amazing. Seriously, if you're a prospective film student, before you sling the deadly weight of massive student loans around your neck, read this book,... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Uncle Mike
I'm so glad that I bought this book. It was very good. Afterward I watched some of his movies as well.Published 13 months ago by joeyDluzak
Alexander Mackendrick, a noted English director of classics like 'The Ladykillers' shares the notes he used to educate film students at Cal-art film school. Read morePublished 14 months ago by martin simpson
among the best film books out there. howard suber books up there with this one. do not go to film school read this, read scripts PA!Published 14 months ago by unnamed
This is a great book. It's definitely a college level book, one which will have to be reread. But the information in it is gold.Published 14 months ago by mary irving
Sections work well for first time writers and filmmakers. Great excerpts and advice from experts in the film industry. Great.Published 14 months ago by ashley touchette