People have asked me to recommend other resources for studying films, and I thought I would consolidate this in one spot.
Books on film:
“Making Movies” by Sidney Lumet
“On Film-Making” by Alexander Mackendrick
“The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of…
As Anna (Morjana Alaoi) walks tepidly down the uncomfortably clean, chrome hallway, the overhead lights go on, one by one, revealing something akin to a claustrophobic passageway to Hell. There are pictures, blown up, on the wall. On them are bodies, gaunt, beaten, broken down, aesthetically comparable to Mengelian victims of experimentation. Up on the wall are “real life” martyrs, women and children who have submitted their bodies completely to pain. Their eyes are open, accepting not only every ounce of cruelty made upon them, but, seemingly on humankind in general.