John Badham On Directing: Notes From The Set Of Saturday Night Fever, War Games, And More by John BadhamJohn Badham On Directing: Notes From The Set Of Saturday Night Fever, War Games, And More by John Badham

John Badham On Directing: Notes From The Set Of Saturday Night Fever, War Games, And More

byJohn Badham

Paperback | September 1, 2013

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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.
John Badham, BA, MFA Yale University, DHL Columbia College, is a director and producer of theatrical films and television including Saturday Night Fever, WarGames, Short Circuit, Blue Thunder, Heroes, Criminal Minds, The Shield, Nikita, Psych. The Library of Congress recently selected Saturday Night Fever to be added to the National Re...
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Title:John Badham On Directing: Notes From The Set Of Saturday Night Fever, War Games, And MoreFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.35 × 5.58 × 0.69 inPublished:September 1, 2013Publisher:Michael Wiese ProductionsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION

PART I — ACTION
1. NOT JUST A PRETTY CHASE
2. TIME BOMBS AND BOOBY TRAPS
3. TECHNIQUES AND TIPS
4. STORYBOARDING AND COVERAGE
5. DYNAMIC CAMERA

PART II — SUSPENSE
6. HITCHCOCK REDUX

PART III ROSETTA STONE — THE TWELVE QUESTIONS
7. DECONSTRUCTING ANY SCRIPT
8. WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY & THE DAY BEFORE?
9. WHY ARE YOU HERE?
10. WHAT JUST HAPPENED?
11. WHOSE SCENE IS THIS, ANYWAY?
12. JUST PLAY WHAT YOU WANT.
13. WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?
14. WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
15. WHAT’S STOPPING YOU?
16. WHERE’S YOUR GPS?
17. WHO’S IN YOUR WAY?
18. ONE BEAT AT A TIME?
19. WHAT’S A TIPPING POINT?

PART IV — WORKING WITH THE ACTOR
20. NO TIME FOR REHEARSAL
21. DEBUGGING ON THE FLY.
22. STORYTELLERS 10, SHOOTERS 0

PART V — SUMMARIES AND CONCLUSION

PART VI — INDEX

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John Badham On Directing is a practical and no-nonsense guide to the directing of motion pictures from an experienced and talented professional.
—John Landis, Director, Animal House, The Blues Brothers, Trading Places