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John Badham on Directing Audiobook

John Badham on Directing: Notes from the Sets of Saturday Night Fever, WarGames, and More

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Publisher's Summary

Veteran director John Badham explains the elements of action and suspense and dissects the essentials of any good scene from any genre. Badham's list of "12 Questions You Must Ask Before Stepping on Set" is an absolute must in any filmmaker’s toolbox. Whether actor, director, cinematographer, production designer, or any other creative, Badham gives you the tools to deconstruct and solve scenes that either don’t work or need sharpening. Continuing the work begun in his best-selling book I'll Be in My Trailer, Badham shares more insights into working with difficult actors, rehearsal techniques, and getting the best performance from your cast.

©2013 John Badham (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • Kristofer Bryant
    2/03/15
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    "Excellent"

    This would be a great book to review before starting a big project or even something on a smaller scale. There are points in the book that I feel help first time directors and directors that are looking to remember what they might've messed up on the first time.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Marcel-Jan
    Gouda, Netherlands
    17/11/15
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    "Actually about leadership"

    Funny. I wasn't looking for a book about directing, but actually there are leadership lessons in here. Also I'm following acting lessons (very amateur, but nevertheless) and it's interesting to hear how top actors prepare for movies.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mayur
    26/08/15
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    "Very informative and well written and narrated."

    a very good tool for all budding directors. I will check the checklist each time I direct a short film. excellent. I'm glad I bought this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jeffrey L. Knudsen II
    13/04/15
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    "There's a lot packed in here."

    Great listening and learning experience. Massive amount of information packed into this book. John Badham does an excellent job of condensing his experience and heartfelt observations into this package. Loved it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Maor Gillerman
    8/10/16
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    "Loved it"

    A great guide and refresher for directors and wannabees. Got something for screenwriters, actors and editors too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Abominable Doctor Phibes
    9/06/16
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    "Recommended for anyone involved w/ film and video."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Helpful and practical.


    What other book might you compare John Badham on Directing to and why?

    David Mamet's On Directing.


    What about John Badham’s performance did you like?

    Well delivered, pleasant voice of experience.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    How to work with actors.


    Any additional comments?

    A sage voice of wisdom.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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