David Mamet - This person is the author of On Directing Film and a renowned screenwriter, playwright, and film director.
Russian Dramatists - The author makes a number of references to each of these figures for their contributions to the techniques applied to acting and film-making.
Columbia University Film Students - This book is based on the lectures the author delivered to these individuals.
Georgi Tovstonogov - This is the author of The Profession of the Stage Director.
Alfred Hitchcock - The author references this famed director several times. In one example, he refers to this figure's dubbing the thing the hero is chasing as the MacGuffin.
Aristotle - This legendary Greek philosopher is referenced several times by the author.
Ernest Hemingway - This author cautioned to writers to "Write the book, take out all the good lines, then see if it still works."
Frank Capra -...
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