What I Love About Movies is the imagination, the variation and the constant surprise (and sometimes disappointment) that comes when something truly creative, innovative and captivating hits the right mark on my movie loving soul and the right mark on that of an appreciative audience.
I have no allegiance to a particular genre, director or actor. I just want to see a good movie.
No one sets out to make a crappy movie, a movie without spark, just plain boring. The long process that takes to make a movie weeds out the many who have bad ideas, bad scripts, bad directors and casts-- those that can't fire on every point.
Movie making is a marathon and only 20% of movies make it to the finish line a winner. The rest started with mostly good intentions but just couldn't sustain it long enough to make something great. They quit-- and on a collaborative process that spells death.
So a good director/producer knows how to get his crew and cast to finish as a winner. He knows how to persist in the face of failure and the unexpected.
That is why the question "What I Love About Movies?" is an important and easy one for good directors and actors to answer. It shows why they have an eternal spark for what they do.
David Jenkins and Adam Woodward asked that question of 50 directors/actors. The result is a beautiful and wonderfully illustrated tribute to the craft they love.
The cover illustrations enlisted the talents of 50 talented poster artists and are shown below. For the interviews, I recommend that you read the book.