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I'll Be in My Trailer: The Creative Wars Between Directors and Actors [Paperback]

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Item description for I'll Be in My Trailer: The Creative Wars Between Directors and Actors by John Badham & Craig Modderno...

Beneath the entertaining and instructive war stories lies the truth: how directors elicit the best performances from difficult and terrified actors. You'll learn how to use proven techniques to get actors to give their best performances - including the ten best and ten worst things to say - and what you can do when an actor won't or can't do what the director wants. Includes never before published stories from veteran director, John Badham, as well as Sydney Pollock, Mel Gibson, James Woods, Michael Mann and many more.

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Pages   244
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 15, 2006
Publisher   Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN  1932907149  
ISBN13  9781932907148  

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Thoroughly enjoyable  Sep 8, 2008
Given Mr. Badham's career, the stories he has to tell, the experiences he can draw from, are varied and plentiful. The book is a terrific guide for any aspiring or established director who needs information about working with actors. Mr. Badham provides numerous entertaining anecdotes to illustrate his points, making the book a thoroughly enjoyable read. He also includes quotes from a variety of actors, directors and producers. The book is insightful, informative and easy reading.
Maybe you should read this instead of taking a class  Jul 10, 2008
It's been a while since I read the book, so let me endorse it by sharing with you the comment I remember telling others: I learned more about directing in a few weeks (by reading this book) than I did in 2 1/2 years at my film school! (And I'm keeping my school a secret. Not ashamed at all, just don't want to partake in any "liable".) As it turns out, the author teaches at my school but I never had him for an instructor.
This book not only teaches principles, but uses real-life situations and examples as experienced by the author. In fact, there are several contributions by actual actors/directors - submitting their personal point of view on various directing techniques that they have found either work or don't work on them when they are on set.
As I recall, the principles are not nearly as detailed as in the book "Directing Actors" by Watson (which would normally diminish the number of stars the book would receive), but this one holds its own as a compliment to such books; Badham doesn't give step-by-step "how-to" direction on directing (pardon the pun) so much as he gives advice and pointers obtained from experience - which can be invaluable. That's why in its own right it received 5 stars.
I'll Be in My Trailer  Mar 2, 2008
I've worked in the film business for 30 years and enjoyed reading stories and tips from these film makers. Everything they say is true!! Most Thespians ARE neurotic and if you're going to work with them, you had better be prepared.
A Necessary Step Toward Greater Directing  Feb 20, 2007
No matter what the filmmaker's experience may be, John Badham's book is a necessary tool in becoming a greater director. Through stories, quotes, and excellent instruction, this book illustrates top notch methods of working with actors as the creative partners they are. It bridges the gap between crew and talent, and combines the efforts of both for a greater end result that flows easily and successfully conveys the natural emotions and feelings of a directed scene.

As a film student, I have constantly gone back and referenced the book, as well as reading and re-reading particular chapters that are easily outlined and provide excellent advice on everything from holding rehearsals to working with potentially "difficult" actors on the set. Reading this book has changed my methods of directing for the better and given me a greater understanding of how to work with actors for the greatest result of acting. Since I began practicing the techniques found within it, I have seen improvements in my directing, leading to greater performances and all-around better end results. With a fun reading style combined with priceless advice and entertaining stories, I highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to become a greater filmmaker.
Having Lunch with a Legend  Feb 14, 2007
John Badham has had an amazing career in film and television. He has had great success in every genre, including directing SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER which is, possibly the greatest 'coming of age' film ever made. It is certainly one of the best films of the amazing decade of the 70's which featured so many great films about the Mean Streets of New York. Any aspiring or seasoned director would do themselves a big favor by buying and STUDYING his wonderful book, I'LL BE IN MY TRAILER. Calling upon nearly 40 years of directing, Mr. Badham fills this book with a myriad of object lessons. Mr. Badham focuses, with great insight and humanity, on the relationship between the director and actor. In addition, he incorporates dozens of interviews and quotes from great directors, actors, cinematographers, etc., to give his reader a rich and broad picture of the movie-making process from casting to post-production. It is a rare book that can encapsulate such a range and depth of experiences about the art of filmmaking into all of 200 pages. Mr. Badham's tone is friendly and conversational. Reading this book is like having lunch with a legend and casually discussing the work of directing actors. A rare opportunity indeed; and one that should not be passed up.

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