Making Movies


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How is a movie made and what exactly does a director do? This book attempts to illuminate every circumstance, internal and external, emotional and technical, involved in the arduous process that culminates in what we see on the big screen.;Only the director knows the background to the scenes, behind every passing frame of film, and the complex series of details and decisions involved, from budget considerations to divine inspiration, from the earliest rehearsal to the final screening. Sidney Lumet's knowledge of the art and ...

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Aug 2, 2012

Textbook on how to make a film

Actual nuts and bolts on film making by an expert.

W Bruce R

Mar 8, 2012

All was fine

Everything worked well. The book arrived in fine problems.

Robert G

Jul 29, 2011

Excellent Advice

Lumet provides a wealth of information for aspiring filmmakers and veterans alike. Every film student should read this book to learn the ins and outs of the process. I've been making films for 30 years and I learned a few new tricks too.


Apr 27, 2007

The real thing

Anyone who wants to know the nitty-gritty of how movies are made by someone who's been there, done that, this is THE book. A fascinating, well written primer on the art and science of how those shadows we see on a screen are actally put together. People with even a casual interest in the subject will find this book well worth reading. A great combination of entertainment and information.

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