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Directing Herbert White, Paperback / softback Book

Directing Herbert White Paperback / softback

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Film scripts & screenplays
  • ISBN: 9780571314379

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