Directing Herbert White Paperback / softback
by James Franco
In Directing Herbert White James Franco writes about making a film of Frank Bidart's poem, Herbert White.
Though the main character, Herbert White, is a necrophiliac and a killer, the poem - and the film - are an expression of life's isolation and loneliness.
A poem became a film. In the rest of book, Franco uses poems to express what he feels about film: about acting; about the actors he admires - James Dean, Marlon Brando, Sean Penn; about the cult of celebrity and his struggles with it; about his teenage years in Palo Alto, and about mortality prompted by the death of his father. These preoccupations are handled with a simplicity and directness that recalls the work of Frank O'Hara.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 96 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 03/07/2014
- Category: Film scripts & screenplays
- ISBN: 9780571314379
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