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October 24, 2012

The Art of Filmmaking

A collection of five documentaries that share directors, producers, writers, actors, and other production crews' stories of filmmaking.

Tales from the script: Screenwriters ranging from newcomers to living legends share their triumphs and hardships in this odyssey through the world of movie storytelling.

Directors: life behind the camera: 33 legendary directors reveal intimate and in-depth knowledge about the art of filmmaking and their own careers.

Light keeps me company: Documentary on Sven Nykvist, one of the foremost conematographers of all time, lovingly directed by his son.

Capturing reality: the art of documentary: An exploration of the complex creative process that goes into making documentary films. Features interviews with 38 directors and 163 clips of scenes from classic films.

Lavender limelight: Behind the scenes with America's most successful lesbian directors.

Tales from the script (disc 1 103 minutes 2009), Directors; life behind the camera (disc 2 and 3: 108 minutes 2006), Light keeps me company (disc 4 76 minutes 2000), Capturing reality: the art of documentary (disc 5 97 minutes 2008), Lavender limelight: Lesbians in film (disc 6 56 minutes).

For anyone interested in the how, what and why films get made this might be the series for you. I found it very insightful and worth the time. With something as technical and abstract as film production the more information you have is always better. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 57966-D
Documentaries originally released separately.
6 videodiscs 574 minutes 2011

Posted by mcmike at October 24, 2012 09:03 AM

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