Making movies

by Lumet, Sidney, 1924-2011.

Format: Print Book 1995
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Nonfiction 791.43 L957
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  791.43 L957
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Nonfiction 791.43 LUMET
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  791.43 LUMET
 
 
Summary
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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Lumet writes about the entire process of moviemaking--from camera lenses to encounters with actors and artists--both to praise it as art and to argue for the purity of the form."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Award-winning director Lumet (Dog Day Afternoon; The Verdict) serves as an unpretentious, anecdotal and sometimes irascible gide to the knotty process of getting a story on the screen. Brushing aside the auteur theory, he insists that filmmaking is a collaborative art involving technicians, actors and writers. Drawing upon almost 40 years' experience, the author lucidly explains the technical and aesthetic considerations in set design, cinematography and editing. As Lumet's movies are ample testimony to his love of language and actors, he unsurprisingly singles out such hyperbolic talents as screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky and actors Al Pacino and Katharine Hepburn, from whom he coaxed one of her bravest performances‘as the crumbling matriarch in O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night. But Lumet is not star-struck: ``If my movie has two stars in it, I always know it really has three. The third star is the camera.'' Remarkably informative and engrossing, even if film is not your bag. It's all here: lights, camera, action. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Publisher New York :A.A. Knopf :1995
Distributed by Random House,
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description x, 220 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 0679437096
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