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Everything I Know About Filmmaking I Learned Watching Seven Samurai.

Everything I Know About Filmmaking I Learned Watching Seven Samurai

Richard D. Pepperman

Michael Wiese Productions

12400 Ventura Blvd., #1111, Studio City, CA 91604

9781615932115, $19.95, www.mpw.com

Everything I Know About Filmmaking I Learned Watching Seven Samurai celebrates the 60th anniversary of Akira Krosawa's Seven Samurai film by presenting it as a master class example of how it succeeded in widely influencing generations of filmmakers. This adopts a step-by-step approach for everything from the moment the music comes into a scene (and the lessons learned from director choices) to how subplots can offer stark contrasts when properly portrayed, as in the differences between interior and exterior worlds. It's rare to find a filmmaking book not laden in generalities: one of the reasons Everything I Know About Filmmaking I Learned Watching Seven Samurai works so well is its attention to detailed lessons at every point of the filmmaking process, celebrating not only Seven Samurai but the art of production as a whole!

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Date:Jan 1, 2015
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