This link is to the amazon listing for the book called Making Movies by the renowned director Sydney Lumet. Chock full of sensible (read; not my way or the highway) advice on how to make films. Everything from the day in and day out methods of dealing with a film crew or dealing with actors. Discussions of the amount of tenacity required to produce and bring a film project to it’s completion. The day to day struggles surrounding making a film. The always nearly absolutely riding the failure point nature of the art itself. And the sheer audaciousness and abandonment it takes to become such an artist.
One of the absolute best books on filmmaking.