Sunday, January 10, 2016

Six top books about the creative process and its effects

David Thomson is the author of more than thirty books on film, including The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles, The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood, and the recently released How to Watch a Movie. One of six favorite books about the creative process and its effects, as shared at The Week magazine:
Like a Rolling Stone by Greil Marcus

In June 1965, Bob Dylan recorded his highest-charting hit, "Like a Rolling Stone," and here Greil Marcus creates a 283-page biography of the song, its impact, and its following over the years. It's a lesson in listening to the ripples made by an original sound.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue