Making Movies
Sidney Lumet
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Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM By Sidney Lumet

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.
  • Title: Making Movies
  • Author: Sidney Lumet
  • ISBN: 9780679756606
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback

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brian Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
lumet's an interesting guy to think about if one decides to make a film -- the guy's made some of the best films of our time. but for me, lumet provides a cautionary tale of what not to become. 12 Angry MenDog Day AfternoonNetworkThe VerdictSerpicoBefore the Devil Knows You're Deadall good. and Network is great. and he's made about fifty bad movies including A Stranger Among Us, Guilty as Sin, the remake of Gloria, etc.t's obviously an intelligent guy with good taste (cites Carl Dreyer as his fa [...]
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Orsodimondo Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
IL MESTIERE PIÙ BELLO DEL MONDOSidney Lumet ha un curriculum imponente e impressionante: quasi sessanta anni di attività, cominciò a fare il regista in teatro (esperienza che lo segnerà, quanti suoi film sono adattamenti cinematografici di pièce teatrali!), attraversando la televisione (che negli anni Cinquanta in US sperimentava e innovava il linguaggio più del cinema dell’epoca, proprio come succede adesso), per esordire nel cinema a trentatre anni (nel suo paese, non proprio ragazzino [...]
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Daniel Gonçalves Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
I grew up with the conception that movies were art. The media would commonly refer to it as the 7th form of artistic expression. I had my doubts. In my young mind, it was easy to assemble a film together. All people had to do was bring actors to their sets. Then the camera would roll, and another motion picture was made. It was now waiting in the cinema, and you could by a ticket for a reasonable price. I was wrong. There is much more to it. Creating film is a complex process. The struggles are [...]
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Vishy Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
I recently opened an old box which had been packed years back with books. It is wonderful when we pack a box and leave it to gather dust and then open it after many years. We are surprised by some of the treasures that we find inside. Sometimes we don’t know how a particular treasure got into the box and why it has been lurking there for many years. That is exactly what happened when I opened this box. I was surprised by some of the treasures I found and I was very excited. One of these was Si [...]
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Kasa Cotugno Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
Beautifully executed examination of filmmaking. Lumet's generous sharing of his attention to detail from conception to final product explains the richness and care that went into his films even those that didn't work out. Not gossipy, but does provide insights into the entire process.
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Lucas Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
Whether it's making movies your interested in, or understanding what happens behind the curtain, Sidney Lumet proves a veritable Oz. His macro treatment of how a movie is made, from beginning to end, affords the reader a privileged perspective and practical map for approaching the film making process. For a book that is only just over 200 pages, there is a tome's worth of wisdom, perspective, and knowledge buried inside Lumet's terse prose. I'm just beginning to toy with the idea of making a sho [...]
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Patrick McCoy Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
Sidney Lumet, who died earlier this year, has no less than four film masterpieces: 12 Angry Men, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, and Network. Serpico and Dog Day Afternoon, are two of my favorite New York films of all time (others include: The French Connection, The Marathon Man, Day Of The Condor, Taxi Driver, Manhattan, Goodfellas). There are several other exceptional films also directed by Sidney Lumet: Prince Of The City, The Verdict, The Hill, and Before The Devil Knows You're Dead. Woody Allen [...]
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Rodney Welch Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
The perfect instruction book, either for fans or the career-minded. Imagine having a long conversation with a legendary director, where you get to ask him all the things you want to know: what's the shooting process like, how do you rehearse actors, what's the relationship between you and cinematographer, or you and the editor, how do you deal with unions, and while you're at it, what in the world is color timing? This book is all that, told in the plainest, most direct, most cut-the-crap manner [...]
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Brandon Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
Didn't completely finish it, this is a book you can jump to whichever part of the movie-making process you would like to know more about. Sidney Lumet does a great unbiased job of elaborating on the processes before during and after a movie is made. I learned quite a bit, especially about camera angles and particular reasons some shots are the way they are which helped me to better understand some shots I have seen in movies that left me wondering, wtf?. Great, simple read for a medium to avid m [...]
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Michael Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
I love movies. I want to make a movie.Perhaps, reading this book will be the closest I'll come to making a movie.It reads so gracefully. I felt I was in the shoes of Sidney Lumet, one of America's preeminent filmmakers as he made his decisions on all aspects of putting a film from script to screen.What can I say? If you like movies and ever dreamed of making a movie, read this book.
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Stewart Summers Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
Terrific book! If you have aspirations to direct film and/or TV this book is a must read. Clear, concise and to the point. Easy to digest and comprehend. I had the opportunity to work on a Lumet film and this book is an accurate depiction of how he ran a film set. There was nothing he could not do. RIP SL.
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Richard Wu Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
My favorite movie, Network, was directed by the author of this book. Naturally, I had to pick up a copy.Let it be said that reading this affirmed my previous belief that one has to be insane to want to be a filmmaker. The number of moving parts on a movie set exceeds that of any particle accelerator, and it’s all chaos. Not only is there no way to predict how actors will behave or what kind of mechanical failures will arise in any of the thousand departments, there’s no way to predict how th [...]
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Pamela Perry Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
I'm a screenwriter. I have read several of the scripts to Sidney Lumet's masterpieces, ie: 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon. These scripts were masterful and provided a great foundation for Mr. Lumet to utilize his great talent. It was interesting to learn his father was an actor, and Sidney had been a child actor, working in Yiddish Theater. He actually performed 'Macbeth' in Yiddish!Mr Lumet was not infatuated with being a director or with 'Hollywood'. It was a good way to make a living and sup [...]
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Sanni Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
Kun kirjastosta tulee rakkauskirje lukuisten uusimisten ja lopulta kuukauden myöhästymisen jälkeen, on syytä vihdoin lukea se kirjan viimeinenkin kappale loppuun.Lumet kuvaa järjestelmällisellä tarkkuudella kaikkia elokuvanteon vaiheita aina käsikirjoituksesta lavastukseen, näyttelijävalinnoista markkinatutkimuksiin. Kaikista yksityiskohdista hullaantuu helposti niin, että nähdessään lopulta valmiin elokuvan, pettyy vähäsen. Tuntuu, että appelsiinit Idän pikajunan arvoituksessa [...]
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Stephen Hull Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
Don't know how I've missed this one in the past. A very readable and brief book about the filmmaking process. Some technical stuff is out of date (colour timing the answer print, anyone?) but lots about production and editing is still relevant. What's more, all of his examples are from films that he's made (e.g. 12 Angry Men, Network, Dog Day Afternoon), which only adds to the enjoyment. And some great quotes ("To make up for the joy of seeing Sophia Loren every morning, God punishes the directo [...]
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Brian Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
Must-read for any cinephile, moviemaker, or motion picture enthusiast who's curious about the gears that move the magical motion picture factories of the golden age of studio cinema. Sidney Lumet applies his flair for storytelling into a genuine and personable account of the rare privilege he's had creating Hollywood giants, from the first days of color through to the last days before the digital revolution.
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Raja Rathnam Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
A master's experiences with truth. A good read.
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S Old account Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
Largely anecdotal, very informative and interesting read.
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Carolin Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
I want all my favorite film makers to write the same book. This was fascinating!
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Brock Spore Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
Good book for what I might be getting into in the near future. Very technical at times but that is necessary. I knew that a lot goes into making movies but this really spells it out.
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Elviza Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
Damn bloody honest account of movie business.
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Amir Hossein Khodakarami Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
📗کتاب: فیلم ساختن🎬📘نویسنده: سیدنی لومت🎥📙مترجم: بهمن فرمان‌آرا‌‌ ‌🔹آیا تا‌به‌حال شده که بعد از دیدن یه فیلم خوب آمریکایی، موقعی که فیلم تموم می‌شه و لیست بلندی از نام‌های مختلف برای چندین دقیقه همراه با موزیک فیلم پخش می‌‌شه، از خودتون بپرسین که این همه آدم توی ای [...]
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Jennifer Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
Sidney Lumet directed a lot of movies. He has 73 credits on . That's a tremendous body of work, and he has some beautiful insights in this book. My favorite chapter was The Camera. He really gets into the weeds about how to use the camera to tell your story. He treats the camera like another character in the film and how he used the camera to create a story arc for the film and for the other actors. Pretty neat. It's slightly dated because this book was written in the 90's when everyone was usin [...]
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Sathish Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
Sidney Lumet is a celebrated filmmaker whose films started in black & white era and continued up to the current era. Lumet breaks down into each chapter most aspects of filmmaking, how certain decisions are made & why there are no certain set of rules to follow as almost everything goes wrong even in the most well planned shoots.Most of the chapters offers us rare glimpses into all the Politics, Frustrations, Heartbreaks behind all the Glitz & Glamour of Film World.Chapters of Writer [...]
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Libby Greene Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
Lumet's voice animates the whole book. He's a direct, honest, funny, and deeply caring narrator-- it's wonderful to read about the artistic process of a person who really cares about his work and about art generally. The way he talks about the individual components of filmmaking, especially those executed by other artists/technicians, is respectful, reverent but absent of any reverence's preciousness. It made me aware of film production as a social project: how much a director must be able to re [...]
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Mohamed Adwi Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
عندي مشكله في قراءتي اني بحط توقعات معينه لمحتوى الكتاب ، و لو ملقتش الشئ اللى توقعته بقيمه بشكل اقل ، رغم انه ممكن يكون فيه محتوى كويس كنت منتظر من الكتاب الحديث عن الاخراج بشكل تحليلي او تعليمي يساعدني كمتابع للافلام افهمها و استوعبها اكتر ، ده حصل بس اقل اكتر ما كنت منتظر ل [...]
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Jay Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
Great book that has a lot to say about making movies of course, but also pursuing any kind of craft or art form in general. Very well worth the read for any film buff, my head is full of new understanding regarding nearly every aspect of film-making. Some technical details are probably out of date due to the ever advancing march of technology but the fundamentals still hold and learning about the technical limitations and constraints of analog film allows for understanding regarding many film-ma [...]
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Benjamin Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
Peppered with nuggets of knowledge. A true master of the craft, here is Lumet at his most accessible. It is a very poignant read of a man who loves the craft above all else. There is some amazing insight within. However, those filmmakers looking for greater technical detail to hone their craft should get more in depth if they’ve already been working for years. A fantastic read nonetheless, with great tips in each chapter regardless of the approachability for all readers.
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Anaam Mishra Aug 18, 2019 - 22:09 PM
The thing I like about this book is it sounds honest. There is admission of defeat as there is of victory. This master lays down what he knows; as much that can be done in a book this size and there is much to munch about hence. What I liked most and why I enjoyed this book so much is because I like Sidney Lumet's idea of film making. It's intelligent, its dramatic and everything is humanised through little concepts. I would recommend you read this book, especially if you make films.
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Making Movies By Sidney Lumet 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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