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Old July 19th, 2003, 11:07 AM   #46
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I have this book too, and I agree, there isn't much in there that isn't generalized. THe thing that really turned me off was the DVD that came with the book and the included short film "Final Grace" or whatever it was called. That was awful!
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Old July 25th, 2003, 03:43 AM   #47
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A google search came up with multiple screenwriters' homepages.
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Old July 25th, 2003, 06:13 AM   #48
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Even though I like the book for some reason, I have not found it that useful. I lke technical manual type books when I what to get things done. Now, I also have Shot by Shot, this I am using and will for a long time to come.
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Old August 22nd, 2003, 07:25 AM   #49
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<<<-- Originally posted by Brad Simmons : I have this book too, and I agree, there isn't much in there that isn't generalized. THe thing that really turned me off was the DVD that came with the book and the included short film "Final Grace" or whatever it was called. That was awful! -->>>

Whoa! Final Grace was absolutely awful. PLEASE, if you decide to buy this book, read it FIRST and then if your curiosity takes hold, watch the movie. If you do the reverse, you'll probably end up hating the book.
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Old September 19th, 2003, 09:33 PM   #50
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"My First Movie"

My First Movie: Twenty Celebrated Directors Talk About Their First Film
by Stephen Lowenstein
ISBN: 0375420819
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If you've ever produced or directed a movie with actors and crew this book is guaranteed to keep you entertained. Stephen Lowenstein, a director himself, got the idea to compile the first-movie recollections of many now-experienced directors (Oliver Stone, Ang Lee, Barry Levinson, et.al.). The result is a fascinating, sometimes educational, and often hilarious read for anyone who makes, or just loves, movies.

I highly recommend giving this book a whirl.
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Old September 19th, 2003, 10:18 PM   #51
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It's a fun read and quite inspiring too.
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Old October 18th, 2003, 04:08 PM   #52
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I loved it, also " moviemakers' master class " by laurent tirard, faber & faber publisher. I'm gearing up to make my first feature, and I find books like these are just as important as the technical handbooks.

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