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Making movies

Author: Sidney Lumet
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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Why does a director choose a particular script? What must he or she do to keep actors fresh and truthful through take after take of a single scene? How do you stage a shoot-out -- involving more than one hundred extras and three colliding taxis -- in the heart of New York's diamond district? What does it take to keep the studio honchoes happy? For this book, director Sidney Lumet, provides a memoir and guide to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Named Person: Sidney Lumet; Sidney Lumet
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney Lumet
ISBN: 9780679756606 0679756604
OCLC Number: 34636251
Notes: Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.
Description: x, 220 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The director: The best job in the world --
The script: Are writers necessary? --
Style: The most misused word since love --
Actor: Can an actor really be shy? --
The camera: Your best friend --
Art direction and clothes: Does Faye Dunaway really have the skirt taken in sixteen different places? --
Shooting the movie: At last! --
Rushes: The agony and the ecstasy --
The cutting room: Alone at last --
The sound of music: The sound of sound --
The mix: The only dull part of moviemaking --
The answer print: Here comes the baby --
The studio: Was it all for this?
Responsibility: Sidney Lumet.

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Why does a director choose a particular script? What must he or she do to keep actors fresh and truthful through take after take of a single scene? How do you stage a shoot-out -- involving more than one hundred extras and three colliding taxis -- in the heart of New York's diamond district? What does it take to keep the studio honchoes happy? For this book, director Sidney Lumet, provides a memoir and guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on decades of experience on movies that range from Long Day's Journey Into Night to Network and The Verdict -- and with such stars as Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino -- Lumet explains how labor and split-second decisions can result in hours of screen magic.

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