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Art of Filmmaking, The

Synopsis
This box set features 5 documentaries:

TALES FROM THE SCRIPT:
Screenwriters ranging from newcomers to living legends share their triumphs and hardships in this probing, insightful, and often hilarious odyssey through the world of movie storytelling. By analyzing their triumphs and recalling their failures, the participants explain how successful writers develop the skills necessary for toughing out careers in Hollywood.
DIRECTORS: LIFE BEHIND THE CAMERA:
Made in cooperation with the American Film Institute, this 4 hour interactive film features thirty-three legendary directors who reveal intimate and in-depth knowledge about the art of filmmaking and, as well, their own career in the movies.
CAPTURING REALITY: THE ART OF DOCUMENTARY:
From cinema-vérité pioneer Albert Maysles to mavericks like Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, the world’s best documentarians reflect upon the unique power of their genre in this comprehensive film. Including interviews with 38 directors and film clips from classics such as Grey Gardens and The Thin Blue Line, this one-of-a-kind film explores the complex creative process that goes into making non-fiction films.
LIGHT KEEPS ME COMPANY:
Twice an Oscar Winner and considered one of the foremost cinematographers of all time, Sven Nykvist shot some of the most important films in the history of cinema. Lovingly directed by his son, included are clips from his work, rare home movies, family photographs, behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with the legends who worked with him.
LAVENDER LIMELIGHT:LESBIANS IN FILM:
From Go Fish to Paris is Burning, this festival favorite goes behind the scenes to reveal seven successful lesbian directors. These talented movie-makers enlighten and entertain as they discuss topics including how they got their start, inspirations, filmmaking techniques, Hollywood vs. Indie, and breaking out of the "gay ghetto."
Language
English (United States)
Country
United States
Year of production
1998-2009
Subjects
Film studies
Keywords
Film directing

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$59.96
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
574 minutes
Year
2018

Distributor

Name

First Run Features

Email
info@firstrunfeatures.com
Web
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Phone
(212) 243 0600
Fax
(212) 989 7649
Address
630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1213
New York
New York 10036
USA
Notes
First Run is a well-established US distributor specialising in independent films and is especially strong on documentaries. In addition to a home video store it has an educational/non-theatrical division supplying titles to libraries and educational institutions. The purchase of these titles includes non-theatrical Public Performance Rights. The educational catalogue is browsable by title or subject.

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