By Friday, 9/29, find an appropriate book (see below) and bring it to class.
It may be a book...
- About a favorite film, such as The Jaws Log, the reflections of screenwriter Carl Gottlieb on the making of Jaws.
- Written by a critic that analyzes a film such as The Godfather (BFI Film Classics) or Star Wars (BFI Modern Classics). BFI is the British Film Institute and they've published many books for what they call Film Classics and Modern Classics.
- That was adapted into a film. Both The Shawshank Redemption and Stand By Me were originally written by Stephen King and can be found in one book called Different Seasons.
- Written by a director about how films are created, such as Sidney Lumet's Making Movies or David Mamet's On Directing Film.
- That interviews a groundbreaking person in Hollywood, such as Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to ever win the Oscar for Best Director (The Hurt Locker): Kathryn Bigelow: Interviews
- That chronicles a director's life, such as Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light or an actor's autobiography, such as Michael J. Fox's Lucky Man: A Memoir.
Whatever book you choose it should be between 100-300 pages, appropriate for a school assignment, and brought to class on Friday, 9/29. Books on iPads, Kindles or other electronic devices are more than welcome.
We'll discuss in class how we're going to write about our books and by when you need to finish reading. Just go find a great book about film!