I gotta get this new book
To be quite honest reading Direct/Produce Your Own Damn Movie I found quite helpful when working on my projects. When it came to trying to negotiate with actors, scheduling, directing, deciding responsibilities. Grant it my thesis never materialized due to slight *major understatement* problem of previous students destroying good locations; but his words carried me through and helped quite a bit.
I think Kaufman has been able to distill necessary and good information in an easily digestible and engaging read. I've read other film books at film school; but the problem is that they're far too analytical, scientific and generally dull. I actually found myself quoting Kaufman to a classmate when he said he was worried about an actor being difficult and threaten to drop out during the shoot; told him to schedule his film chronologically so that if the actor does that he can easily write in the character's demise/departure. The actor was in the finished film, dunno if my classmate let the actor in on the scheme or they had a change of heart.
Coming from a film student perspective in all honesty, yeah I'll buy this as I know that 1. I'm getting needed information from someone whose worked in the industry and 2. it's gonna be fun as hell to read
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