This new 50th anniversary edition of the classic 1971 book The Total FilmMaker is now being released by the Jerry Lewis Estate and Michael Wiese Productions with all-new, never-before-seen photos of Jerry on set and with his family and friends, and a new foreword by Leonard Maltin. The Total FilmMaker was originally written and based on over 480 hours of Jerry’s guest lecture series at USC Film School in 1966, where his then-students included aspiring young filmmakers Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. From script to postproduction, it covers the complete arc of filmmaking as taught by one of the first and most original writer/director/producer/actors in Hollywood.
New Foreword To the Reader Prologue Part One: Production Chapter 1: The Humanities of Film Chapter 2: The Total Filmmaker Chapter 3: The Money Man Chapter 4: Script and Writer Chapter 5: Actors Chapter 6: The Million-Dollar Hug Chapter 7: Preproduction Chores Chapter 8: The Crew Chapter 9: Homework Chapter 10: Filming It! Part Two: Post-production Chapter 11: Editing Chapter 12: Music and Dubbing Chapter 13: Distribution and Exploitation Chapter 14: Other Filmmakers, Other Films Part Three: Comedy Chapter 15: Laughs Are Our Thing Chapter 16: The Visuals of Comedy Chapter 17: The Comedians Kind of a Wrap