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A photography and creative advice book from fifty of the world's best documentary filmmakers.
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    EBOOK: You'll receive a digital copy of TELL ME SOMETHING optimized for iPad, Kindle, and other devices. The ebook will feature additional photographs and behind the scenes video snippets and photos. You'll also get our sincere thanks!

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    THE BOOK: The hardcover edition of TELL ME SOMETHING, plus the ebook. US shipping is included, there's an additional shipping charge for outside the US.

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    TWO BOOKS: Get two copies of the hardcover edition, one for you and one as a gift. Plus the ebook, and US shipping.

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    SIGNED BOOK: Get the hardcover book signed by filmmaker Barbara Kopple (Harlan County USA, Shut Up And Sing). Plus the ebook.

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    BOOK + JAMES MARSH PHOTO: Get the hardcover edition and the ebook, plus a limited edition 8.5" x 11" photo portrait of Academy Award winning filmmaker James Marsh (Man on Wire, Project Nim) by photographer Johan Rutherhagen. Each photograph is issued in an edition of 10.

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    BOOK + FREDERICK WISEMAN PHOTO: Get the hardcover edition and the ebook, plus a limited edition 8.5 x 11 inch photo portrait of filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (La Danse, Titicut Follies) by photographer Emanuele Fontanesi. Each photograph is issued in an edition of 10.

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    THE CALL: A filmmaker from the book will call you to give advice on your love life, retirement, child rearing, filmmaking, anything! Plus a hardcover version of the book, and the ebook.

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    GARY HUSTWIT SUPER BUNDLE: A hardcover copy of the book signed by filmmaker Gary Hustwit (Helvetica, Objectified, Urbanized), a signed copy of his sold-out Design Trilogy box set, plus a photo portrait of Gary from a limited edition of 10 prints.

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    NEW REWARD! PENNEBAKER / HEGEDUS SUPER BUNDLE: A hardcover copy of the book signed by legendary filmmakers DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, a signed 2-disc Criterion 20th anniversary DVD set of their acclaimed documentary "The War Room", plus a photo portrait of Chris and Penny taken by photographer Gary Hustwit from a limited edition of 10 prints.

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    THE WHOLE SHEBANG: Come celebrate the launch of the book in New York City! An invitation for two to a private reception with filmmakers and photographers from the book. Plus a limited-edition photograph of the filmmaker of your choice, two copies of the hardcover book and ebook, and your name in the special thanks section of the book. (Your airfare and accommodations for the NYC event are not included.)

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    TELL ME SOMETHING - LIVE!: We bring three filmmakers from the book to your school, company or organization to give an in-depth discussion on creativity to your group. Then they answer your questions and give advice! Plus 10 copies of the book.

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    EARLY BIRD BOOK: The hardcover edition of TELL ME SOMETHING at a lower price for the first 100 backers! Plus the ebook. US shipping is included, there's an additional shipping charge for outside the US.

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    SIGNED BOOK: Get the hardcover book signed by filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me, The Greatest Film Ever Sold, etc.), plus the ebook. Shipping included inside the US.

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    AL MAYSLES SUPER BUNDLE: A hardcover copy of the book signed by legendary filmmaker Albert Maysles, a signed 2-disc DVD Criterion set of his landmark documentary "Grey Gardens", plus a photo portrait of Al taken by photographer Jon Pack in a limited edition of 10 prints.

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