Scene By Scene: Film Actors And Directors Discuss Their Work
Publish Date: 2002-10-01
Author: Mark Cousins
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This book looks at over 40 of the most important film scenes from the last 50 years. Each of the scenes is fully illustrated and discussed with either the director of the film or one of the main actors. In the process it is revealed how the scene was made, what the influences on it were and how it relates to the film as a whole. Those interviewed include such famous names as Lauren Bacall, Kirk Douglas, Sean Connery, Martin Scorsese, Rod Steiger, Dennis Hopper, Tom Hanks, Roman Polanski, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jack Lemmon, Steve Martin and many others. The scenes included come from a range of seminal films, such as Some Like It Hot, Rebel without a Cause, Psycho, Easy Rider, Last Tango in Paris, Taxi Driver, Blue Velvet and Saving Private Ryan amongst others. Presented in a lively and accessible manner by Mark Cousins and fully illustrated throughout, the book will appeal to the general reader and all those wishing to learn about the craft of film-making.