Making Movies

Paperback | March 19, 1996

bySidney Lumet

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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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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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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.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.1 × 5.2 × 0.7 inPublished:March 19, 1996Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0679756604

ISBN - 13:9780679756606

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great book by a great filmaker I was in the Richmond, B.C. location of Chapters late last year looking for a different title, and I saw the spine of the paperback version of "Making Movies." At first glance I thought it was just some silly book, something not worth buying -maybe worth a quick laugh for maybe nothing more than a slight chuckle. But I looked at it and on the cover I saw Roger Ebert's fantastic quote, along with some guy named Spielberg who also loved it, and yet another wonderfull quote of praise by some news magazine. I flipped through it and ended up reading chunks of it right then and there. So obviously the next step - I went and bought it. In less than a day I finished it and I loved it so much I read it again. Because it's really just a perfect insight into a career that I want to get into. I've recomended this title to friends and librarians everywhere - and I'll say this to anyone who is even remotely interested in movies - read this book! I wish more fimakers would spill the beans so openly and honestly as Lumet does. And by the way, I never did find that other book I was looking for. But don't take my word for it.... ;)
Date published: 1998-12-15