Books on Film

Austin filmmakers and the books they love

Books on Film

Instead of using this space for a typical film/TV book roundup, we instead reached out to local filmmakers to see what their favorite books were. We asked them three queries: 1) What is your favorite book on filmmaking, 2) what book continues to influence you, and 3) what is your favorite film adaptation, or alternatively, what book would you love to adapt? What we got was an interesting peek into these disparate filmmakers' psyches. (And The Shining came up twice. Good work!)

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Plain Speaking About Complex Things
Plain Speaking About Complex Things
Robert Jensen on his book Plain Radical and the friendship that inspired it

Michael King, June 17, 2016

My Little Red Book
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Summer Reading 2016, Keith Maitland, Karen Skloss, Owen Egerton, Bob Byington, Clay Liford, Kelly Daniela Norris, Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan, Slash, 7 Chinese Brothers, Nakom, Tower, A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story, The Send-Off, The Honor Farm, Follow

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