From the Publisher
I found this a truly one-of-a-kind look at the movie business from those who really make it magic -- the movie directors. Through both narrative and interviews, this comprehensive compendium reveals both the personal and professional lives of these directors as well as their personal thoughts and feelings about their movies, the movie business and some of the actors they have worked with over the years. Contains some photos and a full listing of each director's film. This is a must have for anyone serious about the history and business of movie making.
From the Inside Flap
In this fascinating chronicle of Hollywood and the grand art of making movies, Peter Bogdanovich--director, screenwriter, actor, and critic--interviews sixteen legendary directors of the first hundred years of film:
Robert Aldrich George Cukor Allan Dwan Howard Hawks Alfred Hitchcock Chuck Jones Fritz Lang Joseph H. Lewis Sidney Lumet Leo McCartey Otto Preminger Don Siegel Josef von Sternberg Frank Tashlin Edgar G. Ulmer Raoul Walsh