What is happening now is less interesting than what may happen next

On Film-making: An Introduction to the Craft of the Director by Alexander Mackendrick, edited by Paul Cronin, is an extraordinary collection of notes and essays from film maker, writer and film teacher, Alexander Mackendrick. Responsible for three of Ealing Studios’ most loved films, Whisky Galore!, The Man In The White Suit and The Ladykillers, Mackendrick has undoubtedly earned his place among other movie making legends. And that experience at the ‘coal face’ is what makes his book so extraordinary.

In this podcast with Paul, we discuss some of the fundamentals of drama and story telling that are outlined by Mackendrick, fundamentals that remain timeless.  In the podcast, Paul mentions a number of ‘texts’, tow of which are public domain – you can download them as text files as well as Kindle and ePub files below…

Play-Making by William Archer
Aristotle’s Poetics

Onwards and upwards!
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One Response to What is happening now is less interesting than what may happen next

  1. Graham Inman October 19, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    The book is an excellent read, its great to hear Paul talk about it, and I’m looking forward to seeing him at the LSF.

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