Directing Herbert White

Directing Herbert White Poems

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780571314379
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Pub date:
DEWEY: 811.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 83 , 2 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 104g
Height: 216mm
Width: 141mm
Spine width: 8mm