Making Movies Paperback – 1 Nov 1996
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The book is very engagingly written, and conversational in style. It is divided into topics such as 'Actors', and 'Editing', and he takes you through every fascinating aspect of of making a movie from start to finish.
Lumet vividly describes his own working day during shooting, and this is sometimes so realistic that you feel as if you are looking over the director's shoulder at significant moments during the job. Lumet knows just how to describe what happens. For example his description of the morning when the actors meet for the first read-through of the script is unforgettable.
If you are in any way interested in how a major film gets made, you will probably enjoy this book enormously, it's a classic.
Nevertheless, I decided to wait as I had waited long enough already (about 2 weeks) but after a couple more weeks no book had materialised. If it wasn't for the fact that I was relying on the book for an assignment then I would have forgotten about it.
There is no tracking information available and they do not send their books out recorded signed for so when the 'delivered by' date had expired a representative of the company said and I quote: "a small portion of our books do get reported as missing in the post" I am all for ordering from book shops as I am a collector of books and love to support businesses, but surely if there was a problem like that they should look to rectify it.
Anyway; I had spoken to the publishers of the book who said that I could have ordered direct from them but it does take a while due to the fact that the book is out of print; so I recommend to other people interested in this book to exactly that.
As I had started the process, I didn't chose this option as time was ticking and the book shop didn't come up with a resolution other than re-ordering the book and waiting another couple of weeks.Read more ›
Also helps you to understand the mindset of this great director and his love of the city of New york where most of his movies were set,also takes a look at technical side of film making lighting a scene,set building,etc great read all round.
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Impressive insight into the art of film making from one of the very best storytellers within the medium.Published 9 months ago by Gerald Moses R.
Tis is a wonderful book full of greta tips for aspiring film makers and I have recommended it to many other peoplePublished on 25 Jun. 2013 by Victor Armstrong