156 pages | 40 B/W Illus.
In this unique study of the process of filmmaking, director Edward Dmytryk blends abstract film theory and the practical realities of feature film production to provide an artful and elegant analysis of the conceptual foundations of filmmaking and film studies. Dmytryk explores the technical principles underlying the craft of filmmaking and how their use is effective in developing the viewer’s involvement in the cinematic narrative.
Originally published in 1988, this reissue of Dmytryk’s classic book includes a new critical introduction by Joe McElhaney.
Edward Dmytryk: A Short Biography
Introduction by Joe McElhaney
Filmography of Edward Dmytryk
In the 1980s, Focal Press published five books on the art of filmmaking by legendary film director Edward Dmytryk (1908 – 1999), Oscar-nominated director of Crossfire, The Caine Mutiny, and The Young Lions, among many other films. Together, these five titles comprise a masterclass with one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed, storied, and controversial filmmakers.
With most of these books long out of print, Focal Press/Routledge is now pleased to reissue these classic titles with all-new supplemental material for current-day readers. Each book includes a new introduction, chapter lessons, exercises, discussion questions, and terminology.
Mick Hurbis-Cherrier serves as coordinator for the series, and has assembled professional and academic contributors from across the country to contribute to each volume.