September 3, 2016 at 12:56PM, Edited September 3, 12:58PM
What novels should filmmakers read?
It's come up a few times in discussions with filmmakers lately...whether or not filmmakers should read books. After all, who has the time? And there are so many great things to watch and analyze.
But I subscribe to Herzog's advice (read, read, read, read, read...). So it's got me thinking about the classic novels that a filmmaker should read and why.
"The Brothers Karamazov," "The Sun Also Rises," "Death Comes for the Archbishop" and "All the Pretty Horses" come to mind first for me. Plus any of Edna Ferber's novels, which have such epic sweep and which have all been made into films.
Here's a post where I think it through in more detail.
What other novels do people read that informs their film work?