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Film School: The True Story of a Midwestern Family Man Who Went to the World's Most Famous Film School, Fell Flat on His Face, Had a Stroke, and Sold a Television Series to CBS Paperback – November 1, 2011
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His approach is reminiscent of the Harvard student who became an able-bodied seaman in the 1830s and sailed in a tall ship around Cape Horn to write the classic of experiential journalism, TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST.- From David Howard's foreword to Film School.
In 'Film School,' what doesn't kill USC graduate student Steve Boman makes for an entertaining book.
—Ali Selim, writer and director of SWEETLAND, 2007 Independent Spirit winner; director of episodes of IN TREATMENT, CRIMINAL MINDS
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Boman didn't know what would await him at the world's oldest and most prestigious film school, a place that has trained Hollywood heavyweights George Lucas, John Carpenter, James Ivory, Judd Apatow, Brian Grazer, Shonda Rhimes, John Singleton, Jay Roach, Conrad Hall, and many others.
In this rollicking, thoughtful, and unexpectedly touching tale, Boman shows what life is like behind the scenes at Hollywood's pre-eminent boot camp... and what it's like to do the almost unthinkable--sell a primetime television show while still in school.
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I enjoyed reading this book, and think many others will find it entertaining as well. On a side note, I also think his willingness to be so open about his experience speaks volumes to his character. Well done!
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Seems like homework written for the sake of some people who will read it and have to be satisfied by it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amex
Very much enjoyed this memoir. I am also a middle-aged man with a wife, kids and established career in film & television, going back to school to obtain a Bachelor's Degree for the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by JackBurton
If you are reading about this title chances are, like me, you have at least considered going to film school. Or maybe you just wondered what it would be like to go. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book has a lot of insight into the world of film school. It is a quick and enjoyable read. I laughed at a number of places and was concerned for the author's health at other... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Michael J Anderson
Steve Boman is a terrific writer with an inspiring story. He took some risks and beat some long odds to make his career happen. Great read.Published 22 months ago by Eric S
I'd always wondered what it would be like to go to a film school. This book satisfies my curiosity because it encompasses the author's personal as well as academic life. Read morePublished 22 months ago by John A. Prestbo
I teach a few entry level film classes at a high school as part of the Arts department. I am buying this book for my more dedicated Film II students. Read morePublished 23 months ago by friend
DISCLAIMER: Reading this book didn't actually get me into the MFA program, but it helped to convince me to attend. Read morePublished on February 26, 2014 by JJ
I thought 'Film School' was engaging and a rather fun read. However, as an applicant to USC's film school I had hoped that this would be a more accurate representation of the... Read morePublished on January 9, 2014 by Michael Holman