As a director, you must have a concept, a "director's idea", to shape your approach to the actors, the camera, and the script. With this clear idea your film will be deeper and more effective, and you will be able to differentiate - and therefore make the choice - between competent directing and great directing. Using case studies of famous directors as real-world examples of "director's ideas", the author has provided the theory and the practice to help directors immediately improve their work. It enables to improve your work and make your film deeper, more layered, and more effective. This book is a great blend of theory and practice. Case studies of famous directors bring the concepts to life.