On Film-making: An Introduction to the Craft of the Director Paperback – August 11, After more than twenty years in the film industry as a screenwriter, storyboard editor, and director of memorable films such as The Ladykillers, Alexander Mackendrick turned his back on. An invaluable analysis of the director's art and craft, from one of the most revered of all film school directors. Alexander 'Sandy' Mackendrick directed classic Ealing comedies plus a Hollywood masterpiece, Sweet Smell of Success. But after retiring from film-making in , he then spent nearly 25 years teaching his craft at. 19 Nov Alexander Mackendrick spent 25 years refining On Film-Making. His advice is worth taking, says Zoë Green.
Mackendrick-cover Alexander Mackendrick, director of the legendary films The Man in the White Suit, The Ladykillers and Sweet Smell of Success, was also a tremendously gifted teacher. After retiring from the film business, in he became founding dean of the film school at the California Institute of the Arts, where he. On Film-Making: An Introduction to the Craft of the Director by Alexander Mackendrick. Edited and with an introduction by Paul Cronin. Though Alexander throughout he Mackendrick made his twenty-year only (conceived nine career films in, throughout his twenty-year career,. Alexander Mackendrick (conceived in. In an interview he said, "Hearing the lines, hearing the playing of the lines in your mind's ears, and seeing the performance in your mind's eye, is the essence of filmmaking. The other thing—getting it on the screen—is the medium; film begins between the ears and under the hair of.