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De Niro and Me

Martin Scorsese

Born in Queens, New York, in 1942, Martin Scorsese seriously contemplated the priesthood but finally embraced cinema and, following Mean Streets(1973) emerged as the pre-eminent American director of his generation. Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1976; Raging Bull (1980) is considered the greatest American film of its decade. During the 90s, he made GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995). In the past decade he has made, Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator(2004) and Shutter Island (2010). He received an Oscar of Best Director for The Departed in 2007. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

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... good, it’s good.’ But when I saw the hat, I knew it was . . . him. Just leave him alone, don’t touch him. Taxi Driver Taxi Driver : De Niro with Scorsese. This particular scene is a favourite of mine. I always liked how Bob...

A Technique for Having Ideas

Alexander Mackendrick

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Alexander Mackendrick was born in Boston but raised in Scotland. His feature films include Whisky Galore (1948), The Man in the White Suit (1951), Mandy (1952), The Maggie (1954), The Ladykillers (1955), Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and A High Wind in Jamaica (1965). He died in 1993. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Cronin

Paul Cronin is a film-maker who has also edited Herzog on Herzog, as well as Alexander Mackendrick's On Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Martin Scorsese

Born in Queens, New York, in 1942, Martin Scorsese seriously contemplated the priesthood but finally embraced cinema and, following Mean Streets(1973) emerged as the pre-eminent American director of his generation. Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1976; Raging Bull (1980) is considered the greatest American film of its decade. During the 90s, he made GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995). In the past decade he has made, Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator(2004) and Shutter Island (2010). He received an Oscar of Best Director for The Departed in 2007. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Film-making : An introduction to the craft of the director

Faber and Faber, 2004

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...There is no technique for having ideas. Having said this, I might describe a theory I heard many years ago, developed by a college professor. A friend of the professor who publishes a magazine called him, asking if he had any suggestions...

Density and Subplots in Sweet Smell of Success

Alexander Mackendrick

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Alexander Mackendrick was born in Boston but raised in Scotland. His feature films include Whisky Galore (1948), The Man in the White Suit (1951), Mandy (1952), The Maggie (1954), The Ladykillers (1955), Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and A High Wind in Jamaica (1965). He died in 1993. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Cronin

Paul Cronin is a film-maker who has also edited Herzog on Herzog, as well as Alexander Mackendrick's On Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Martin Scorsese

Born in Queens, New York, in 1942, Martin Scorsese seriously contemplated the priesthood but finally embraced cinema and, following Mean Streets(1973) emerged as the pre-eminent American director of his generation. Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1976; Raging Bull (1980) is considered the greatest American film of its decade. During the 90s, he made GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995). In the past decade he has made, Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator(2004) and Shutter Island (2010). He received an Oscar of Best Director for The Departed in 2007. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Film-making : An introduction to the craft of the director

Faber and Faber, 2004

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...Recently, a story-editor at one of the studios commented that a common weakness of scripts submitted was the absence of a subplot. I hadn’t heard the term ‘subplot’ for some time. In classic theatrical convention it is common to have...

Drawing Lesson

Alexander Mackendrick

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Alexander Mackendrick was born in Boston but raised in Scotland. His feature films include Whisky Galore (1948), The Man in the White Suit (1951), Mandy (1952), The Maggie (1954), The Ladykillers (1955), Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and A High Wind in Jamaica (1965). He died in 1993. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Cronin

Paul Cronin is a film-maker who has also edited Herzog on Herzog, as well as Alexander Mackendrick's On Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Martin Scorsese

Born in Queens, New York, in 1942, Martin Scorsese seriously contemplated the priesthood but finally embraced cinema and, following Mean Streets(1973) emerged as the pre-eminent American director of his generation. Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1976; Raging Bull (1980) is considered the greatest American film of its decade. During the 90s, he made GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995). In the past decade he has made, Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator(2004) and Shutter Island (2010). He received an Oscar of Best Director for The Departed in 2007. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Film-making : An introduction to the craft of the director

Faber and Faber, 2004

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...When you are planning camera coverage, what notation do you use to indicate the set-ups? This is presuming you find it useful to design your camera coverage on paper before you arrive on the studio floor. Do you make a ground plan...

How to be Meaningless

Alexander Mackendrick

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Alexander Mackendrick was born in Boston but raised in Scotland. His feature films include Whisky Galore (1948), The Man in the White Suit (1951), Mandy (1952), The Maggie (1954), The Ladykillers (1955), Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and A High Wind in Jamaica (1965). He died in 1993. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Cronin

Paul Cronin is a film-maker who has also edited Herzog on Herzog, as well as Alexander Mackendrick's On Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Martin Scorsese

Born in Queens, New York, in 1942, Martin Scorsese seriously contemplated the priesthood but finally embraced cinema and, following Mean Streets(1973) emerged as the pre-eminent American director of his generation. Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1976; Raging Bull (1980) is considered the greatest American film of its decade. During the 90s, he made GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995). In the past decade he has made, Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator(2004) and Shutter Island (2010). He received an Oscar of Best Director for The Departed in 2007. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Film-making : An introduction to the craft of the director

Faber and Faber, 2004

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...Framing and editing determine the eye-path of the viewer. It might not be too much to say that what a film director really directs is his audience’s attention.In this sense it is secondary that he tell the actors where and how to stand...

Dramatic Irony

Alexander Mackendrick

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Alexander Mackendrick was born in Boston but raised in Scotland. His feature films include Whisky Galore (1948), The Man in the White Suit (1951), Mandy (1952), The Maggie (1954), The Ladykillers (1955), Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and A High Wind in Jamaica (1965). He died in 1993. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Cronin

Paul Cronin is a film-maker who has also edited Herzog on Herzog, as well as Alexander Mackendrick's On Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Martin Scorsese

Born in Queens, New York, in 1942, Martin Scorsese seriously contemplated the priesthood but finally embraced cinema and, following Mean Streets(1973) emerged as the pre-eminent American director of his generation. Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1976; Raging Bull (1980) is considered the greatest American film of its decade. During the 90s, he made GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995). In the past decade he has made, Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator(2004) and Shutter Island (2010). He received an Oscar of Best Director for The Departed in 2007. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Film-making : An introduction to the craft of the director

Faber and Faber, 2004

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...The director Alfred Hitchcock was once asked if he had a formula for creating dramatic stories. Hitch gave an answer that is simplistic to the point of being a cartoon image. He said:Let us suppose that there is a bomb underneath this table...

Citizen Kane

Alexander Mackendrick

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Alexander Mackendrick was born in Boston but raised in Scotland. His feature films include Whisky Galore (1948), The Man in the White Suit (1951), Mandy (1952), The Maggie (1954), The Ladykillers (1955), Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and A High Wind in Jamaica (1965). He died in 1993. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Cronin

Paul Cronin is a film-maker who has also edited Herzog on Herzog, as well as Alexander Mackendrick's On Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and

Martin Scorsese

Born in Queens, New York, in 1942, Martin Scorsese seriously contemplated the priesthood but finally embraced cinema and, following Mean Streets(1973) emerged as the pre-eminent American director of his generation. Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1976; Raging Bull (1980) is considered the greatest American film of its decade. During the 90s, he made GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995). In the past decade he has made, Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator(2004) and Shutter Island (2010). He received an Oscar of Best Director for The Departed in 2007. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Film-making : An introduction to the craft of the director

Faber and Faber, 2004

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...As a way of bringing together our knowledge of screen sizes, framing, editing, and camera coverage, let’s use as an example Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane, regarded by many as the most important film ever made in Hollywood.Arriving...

Once Upon a Time…

Alexander Mackendrick

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Alexander Mackendrick was born in Boston but raised in Scotland. His feature films include Whisky Galore (1948), The Man in the White Suit (1951), Mandy (1952), The Maggie (1954), The Ladykillers (1955), Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and A High Wind in Jamaica (1965). He died in 1993. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Cronin

Paul Cronin is a film-maker who has also edited Herzog on Herzog, as well as Alexander Mackendrick's On Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and

Martin Scorsese

Born in Queens, New York, in 1942, Martin Scorsese seriously contemplated the priesthood but finally embraced cinema and, following Mean Streets(1973) emerged as the pre-eminent American director of his generation. Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1976; Raging Bull (1980) is considered the greatest American film of its decade. During the 90s, he made GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995). In the past decade he has made, Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator(2004) and Shutter Island (2010). He received an Oscar of Best Director for The Departed in 2007. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Film-making : An introduction to the craft of the director

Faber and Faber, 2004

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...One hopes that there are still some mothers and fathers who tell bedtime stories to their children. In the long-lost days before television, it was something every parent did. It would be depressing if television had destroyed that ritual...

The Invisible Imaginary Ubiquitous Winged Witness

Alexander Mackendrick

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Alexander Mackendrick was born in Boston but raised in Scotland. His feature films include Whisky Galore (1948), The Man in the White Suit (1951), Mandy (1952), The Maggie (1954), The Ladykillers (1955), Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and A High Wind in Jamaica (1965). He died in 1993. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Cronin

Paul Cronin is a film-maker who has also edited Herzog on Herzog, as well as Alexander Mackendrick's On Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and

Martin Scorsese

Born in Queens, New York, in 1942, Martin Scorsese seriously contemplated the priesthood but finally embraced cinema and, following Mean Streets(1973) emerged as the pre-eminent American director of his generation. Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1976; Raging Bull (1980) is considered the greatest American film of its decade. During the 90s, he made GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995). In the past decade he has made, Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator(2004) and Shutter Island (2010). He received an Oscar of Best Director for The Departed in 2007. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Film-making : An introduction to the craft of the director

Faber and Faber, 2004

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...When on set or location, a film director is apt to have an absent manner, as if his mind were in another place. In a way this is true, for he is not really there. In spirit he has removed himself into the future and is already sitting...

Camera Movement

Alexander Mackendrick

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Alexander Mackendrick was born in Boston but raised in Scotland. His feature films include Whisky Galore (1948), The Man in the White Suit (1951), Mandy (1952), The Maggie (1954), The Ladykillers (1955), Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and A High Wind in Jamaica (1965). He died in 1993. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Cronin

Paul Cronin is a film-maker who has also edited Herzog on Herzog, as well as Alexander Mackendrick's On Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and

Martin Scorsese

Born in Queens, New York, in 1942, Martin Scorsese seriously contemplated the priesthood but finally embraced cinema and, following Mean Streets(1973) emerged as the pre-eminent American director of his generation. Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1976; Raging Bull (1980) is considered the greatest American film of its decade. During the 90s, he made GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995). In the past decade he has made, Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator(2004) and Shutter Island (2010). He received an Oscar of Best Director for The Departed in 2007. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Film-making : An introduction to the craft of the director

Faber and Faber, 2004

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...When it comes to the study of camera movement, the descriptions and explanations I can give here are generally going to be harder to understand than to recognise in practice. Moreover, perhaps more than any other element of the film-making...