Intimate portraits of famous directors of stage and screen
In Rose Eichenbaum's latest book on the confluence of art making and human expression, she sits down with thirty-five modern day storytellers—the directors of theater, film, and television. Eichenbaum's subjects speak with revealing clarity about the entertainment industry, the role and life of the director, and how theatrical and cinematic storytelling impacts our culture and our lives. The Director Within includes interviews with Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show), Julie Taymor (The Lion King), Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles), Tim Van Patten (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire), Hal Prince (The Phantom of the Opera), Barry Levinson (Rain Man), and many others. The interviews are skillfully crafted, sensitively executed, and brimming with honesty and insight. The accompanying portraits demonstrate Eichenbaum's mastery of photography and convey the truth, depth, and intimacy of their subjects. The Director Within is an inspirational, informative, and entertaining resource for anyone interested in creativity, art making, and artistic collaboration. The book includes a listing of works from each of the directors.
Publication of this book is funded by the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
Rob Marshall• Kathleen Marshall
Paul Mazursky •Reginald Hudlin
James L. Brooks
Lesli Linka Glatter
Tim Van Patten
ROSE EICHENBAUM is an award-winning photographer and photojournalist. Her work has appeared in several national magazines and has been the subject of numerous exhibitions, including a national tour hosted by the Smithsonian Institution. A respected educator, Eichenbaum is a professor at Woodbury University in the Media, Culture and Design School and directs the dance photography workshop at Jacob's Pillow. She also teaches photography at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Eichenbaum is the author of four books and lives in Encino, California. ARON HIRT-MANHEIMER is the editor of numerous books and articles, including Eichenbaum's The Dancer Within and The Actor Within. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
"What a treat to read these interviews with so many directors I have known and to learn more about them, their courage, individuality, compassion, vision, insight, and wisdom and to hear the shared theme of love for the media and love as a theme in their lives and their work."~Jeremy Kagan, film and television director
""Th[is] beautifully produced book is a serendipitous pleasure for anyone interested in how directors think about their jobs, and especially for fans of particular directors. An engaging conversationalist, Eichenbaum asks many of her subjects what inspired them to take up directing.""~David Luhrssen, Shepherd Express
""Eichenbaum's book is a fun and intelligent compendium of collective wisdom from some of our most prominent storytellers. Directing students should give it a read, as should anyone interested in good theatre, television and film.""~Scott Phillips, Southern Theatre
""Rose Eichenbaum asks questions about directing no one else usually does—like how do you direct yourself?""~Walter Hill, film director, screenwriter, and producer
""What a treat to read these interviews with so many directors I have known and to learn more about them, their courage, individuality, compassion, vision, insight, and wisdom and to hear the shared theme of love for the media and love as a theme in their lives and their work.""~Jeremy Kagan, film and television director
""Rose Eichenbaum is the best interviewer/photographer I have had on the creative aspects of my career. She is an interviewer par excellence and a skilled photographer.""~Arthur Hiller, director