Robert Cornfield edits Kazan on Directing, a deftly assembled collection of the great director’s instructions to his theater and film collaborators. Included are character biographies, costume suggestions and staging setups, as well as brutally frank postmortem examinations of his work.
Having been "on more sets than a lot of rental equipment," Bill is well-qualified to provide outsiders with this compendium of film lingo, made more complete with anecdotes involving names like Sinatra, Coppola, Malick and Spielberg.
A memoir by the man responsible for instant replay in sportscasting, Instant Replay includes some energetic score-settling with CBS as well as stories involving Mother Teresa, Presidents Reagan and Bush and Dick Clark.
Including a foreward by admirer Martin Scorsese, this biography (written in 1993 but finally translated from French) rescues the early Hollywood director from obscurity.