On Directing Film Character Descriptions

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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.


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

This director is referred to as one of the...

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