Think Outside the Box Office: One of King is a Fink’s Recommended Reads

by | March 28, 2010 | Uncategorized

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One Nightstand: What we read before we go to sleep

Even though Jess and I get a lot of info from the internet, we’re also still fans of books: you know, those things with the pages and the chapters and that crisp dusty smell. Here’s a peek at what we’re reading now:

Bound And Gagged: Pornography and the Politics of Fantasy in America (1996, Kipnis)
Jess loves provocative subjects (Hello, Libidoland!), and this book was a logical addition to her nonfiction library. It’s possible that Jess read a story out of this book that caused Julie to totally miss an exit while on the way to EgoFest. It’s ALSO possible that it’s part of Jess’s research for a new project…

Critical Thinking: How to Prepare Students for a Rapidly Changing World (1995, Paul)
Jess the Teacher is helping her school implement critical thinking techniques. Last summer she attended a Critical Thinking conference in San Francisco; this summer she’s returning to that conference as a presenter. Yes – she is a smarty.

The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock (1983, Spoto)
My mom found a big musty hardback version of this at a garage sale and sent it to me, possibly because I had recently called her in a panic to find out if she, too, was alarmed at the ocean liner scene in Marnie. When I was little, she was always watching Hitchcock movies, and I don’t think I really appreciated them until just recently. Thanks, Mom.

The Five C’s of Cinematography: Motion Picture Filming Techniques (1965, Mascelli)
In case you didn’t know, Jess is in the process of learning how to do everything related to filmmaking (and pretty much everything else, too.) This book is one of her more recent finds.

How Not to Make a Short Film: Secrets from a Sundance Programmer (2009, Munroe)
We heard the charming Roberta Munroe talk about her book on Film Courage, and we couldn’t resist snagging her book. So much good information. You can find Roberta on Twitter (@robertamunroe), and, if you’re lucky, you might catch her on #scriptchat…

Think Outside the Box Office: The Ultimate Guide to Film Distribution and Marketing for the Digital Era (2010, Reiss)
So, as indie filmmakers we all need to have this book, yes? We were lucky enough to win copies at EgoFest (thanks, @philontilt!) If you’re not already, follow author / filmmaker Jon Reiss on Twitter (@jon_reiss).