168 pages | 30 B/W Illus.
With On Screen Directing, renowned filmmaker Edward Dmytryk distills a lifetime of experience as a director into a dozen short essays on the craft of directing, spanning every stage of the filmmaking process, from screenwriting, preproduction, and casting to set design, postproduction, and promotion.
Originally published in 1984, this reissue of Dmytryk’s classic directing book includes a new critical introduction by Bette Gordon and Eric Mendelsohn, as well as chapter lessons, discussion questions, and exercises.
Edward Dmytryk: A Short Biography
Introduction by Bette Gordon and Eric Mendelsohn
Filmography of Edward Dmytryk
Chapter Notes by Bette Gordon and Eric Mendelsohn
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.