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I judge a book by how many notes I take when reading it.
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.
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 9 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago by ashley touchette
I haven't started reading this yet, but it looks really interesting and was recommended on "The Score" with Edmund Stone. Can't wait to start it.Published 15 months ago by victoria L. Nelsen
I follow a former Pixar story artist on twitter who gives great advice on filmmaking, story writing, directing, etc. Read morePublished 18 months ago by suttonjp