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Every great filmmaker has role models and films which inspired him or her to greater and greater heights. Here, for the first time, is an awe-inspiring guide that takes you into the inner workings of classic scenes, revealing the aspects that make them great and the reasons they have served as inspirations.
An invaluable resource for the screenwriter, cinematographer, actor, director and editor, Pepperman’s book uses examples from six decades of international films to illustrate what happens when story, character, dialogue, text, subtext and set-ups come together to create cinematic magic.
Use this book to emulate the masters and watch your films rise to new heights.
What people say
“Pepperman takes a great approach. He presents the reader a track to further film exploration. Many of the films selected amount to some of my favorites. Others I’ve not heard of nor seen. I like when a book takes me to, or shows me, new things.”
“Richard Pepperman has inspired hundreds of film students. This book is a treasure of his many years of experience. Setting up your Scenes raises the teaching of filmmaking to a higher level. This book may become to film students what Gray’s Anatomy is to art students. “If form and content matter, this book is required reading!”
Former Director of Broadcasting: N.Y. Football Giants, Multiple Emmy Winning Producer & Director