|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Publish Date:||Mar 1996|
|Number of Pages:||240|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.55|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.21 x 0.62 x 8.04|
|The Director: The Best Job in the World|
|The Script: Are Writers Necessary?|
|Style: The Most Misused Word Since Love|
|Actors: Can an Actor Really Be Shy?|
|The Camera: Your Best Friend|
|Art Direction and Clothes: Does Faye Dunaway Really Have the Skirt Taken in 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?|
|Films Directed by Sidney Lumet|
Lumet's book is about the agonizing and ultimately rewarding art of film making. And who better to elucidate the process than a legendary director, with credits such as 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, and Prince of the City? Lumet discusses writers and actors, camera and editing techniques, art direction and sound. Yet Making Movies is anything but a clinical textbook. Lumet's career straddled the shift between studio management and the rise of financiers and talent agencies: he's seen both worlds and candidly reveals his predilections, including his disdain for teamsters, critics, and market researchers.
He alludes to the tension between film as art and as business and shows that film making is ultimately a capricious, collective enterprise with no sure formulas. Although overly mechanistic at times, Lumet is most lucid in examples drawn from his own experiences. A fascinating look at the artist at work; recommended for film studies collections.
[Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 11/1/94.] - Jayne Plymale-Jackson, Univ. of Georgia Libs., Athens
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From one of America's most acclaimed directors comes a book that is both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on 40 years of experience on movies ranging from Long Day's Journey Into Night to The Verdict, Lumet explains the painstaking labor that results in two hours of screen magic.
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