Making Movies

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1996-03-19
  • Publisher: Vintage

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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.

Table of Contents

The Director: The Best Job in the Worldp. 3
The Script: Are Writers Necessary?p. 28
Style: The Most Misused Word Since Lovep. 49
Actors: Can an Actor Really Be Shy?p. 59
The Camera: Your Best Friendp. 75
Art Direction and Clothes: Does Faye Dunaway Really Have the Skirt Taken in in Sixteen Different Places?p. 94
Shooting the Movie: At Last!p. 105
Rushes: The Agony and the Ecstasyp. 137
The Cutting Room: Alone at Lastp. 148
The Sound of Music: The Sound of Soundp. 170
The Mix: The Only Dull Part of Moviemakingp. 186
The Answer Print: Here Comes the Babyp. 193
The Studio: Was It All for This?p. 198
Films Directed by Sidney Lumetp. 219
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