Start to Finish: Woody Allen and the Art of Moviemaking by Eric Lax

By Eric Lax

A cinephile's dream: the opportunity to stick to mythical director Woody Allen through the production of a film--from inception to premiere--and to take pleasure in his reflections on the various best artists within the background of cinema.

Eric Lax has been with Woody Allen nearly each step of ways. He chronicled Allen's transformation from slapstick comedian to filmmaker in On Being Funny (1975). His overseas top seller, Woody Allen: A Biography (1991), used to be a portrait of a director hitting his stride. Conversations with Woody Allen comprised interviews that illustrated Allen's evolution from 1971 to 2008. Now, Lax invitations us onto the set--and even extra in the back of the scenes--of Allen's Irrational Man, which used to be published in 2015, and starred Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone. Revealing the intimate information of Allen's filmmaking technique, Lax indicates us the screenplay being formed, the scenes being ready, the actors, cinematographers, different staff individuals, the editors, all engaged of their paintings. We listen Allen's colleagues communicate candidly approximately operating with him, and Allen conversing with equivalent openness approximately his lifetime's paintings. An remarkable revelation of 1 of the key filmmakers of our time, Start to Finish is certain to please not just motion picture buffs and Allen fanatics, yet every body who has marveled on the seeming magic of the inventive process.

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