By George Alexander
Bringing jointly greater than thirty candid conversations with filmmakers and manufacturers akin to Spike Lee, Gordon Parks, Julie sprint, Charles Burnett, and Robert Townsend, Why We Make Movies can provide a cultural get together with the information of a film-school grasp class.
With journalist George Alexander, those innovative women and men speak about not just how they bought their massive breaks, yet extra importantly, they discover the artistic procedure and what making videos capacity to them. Why We Make Movies additionally addresses the company of Hollywood and its turning tide, in a country the place African americans contain a large element of the film-going public and visit the flicks extra often than whites. furthermore, Alexander’s solid of administrators and manufacturers considers the lead roles they now play in every thing from documentaries and movies for tv to broad-based blockbusters (in truth, the highest-grossing movie in Miramax heritage used to be Scary Movie, directed through Keenen Ivory Wayans). For movie buffs and aspiring filmmakers alike, Why We Make Movies places a long-overdue highlight on essentially the most intriguing and state-of-the-art segments of today’s silver reveal.
INTERVIEWS contain: MELVIN VAN PEEBLES • MICHAEL SCHULTZ • CHARLES BURNETT • SPIKE LEE • ROBERT TOWNSEND • FRED WILLIAMSON • ERNEST DICKERSON • KEENEN IVORY WAYANS • ANTOINE FUQUA • invoice DUKE • FORREST WHITAKER • JULIE sprint • KASI LEMMONS • GINA PRINC-BLYTHEWOOD • JOHN SINGLETON • GEORGE TILLMAN Jr. • REGINALD HUDLIN • WARRINGTON HUDLIN • MALCOLM LEE • EUZHAN PALCY • DOUG McHENRY • DEBRA MARTIN CHASE • St. CLAIR BOURNE • STANLEY NELSON • WILLIAM GREAVES • KATHE SANDLER • CAMILLE BILLOPS • HAILE GERIMA • GORDON PARKS
From the alternate Paperback edition.