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  • Unknown Binding: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing; New Ed edition (17 Oct. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747527679
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747527671
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Film would be a better place if every director were required to share with other romancers of film his process. It is a gift to us all that it is Sidney Lumet, one of American s greatest filmmakers, who is sharing his point-of-view. Stephen Spielberg
Invaluable. . . . I am sometimes asked if there is one book a filmgoer could read to learn more about how movies are made and what to look for while watching them. This is the book. Roger Ebert, The New York Times Book Review

Remarkable . . . . as dignified as the movies [Lumet] has made and yet deeply felt and very moving. . . . Anyone who truly loves movies ought to read what he has to say about them. . . . Delightfully engrossing. Los Angeles Times
The film bible from a master. It tells in meticulous detail the step-by-step process of making a movie. You feel you re on the set. A must. Quincy Jones
Full of energy, enthusiasm and wisdom. . . . It s all engrossing because [Lumet] speaks so fervently and opinionatedly about matters on which he has earned the right to opinions. The New Republic"

-Film would be a better place if every director were required to share with other romancers of film his process. It is a gift to us all that it is Sidney Lumet, one of American's greatest filmmakers, who is sharing his point-of-view.- --Stephen Spielberg
-Invaluable. . . . I am sometimes asked if there is one book a filmgoer could read to learn more about how movies are made and what to look for while watching them. This is the book.- --Roger Ebert, The New York Times Book Review

-Remarkable . . . . as dignified as the movies [Lumet] has made and yet deeply felt and very moving. . . . Anyone who truly loves movies ought to read what he has to say about them. . . . Delightfully engrossing.- --Los Angeles Times
-The film bible from a master. It tells in meticulous detail the step-by-step process of making a movie. You feel you're on the set. A must.- --Quincy Jones
-Full of energy, enthusiasm and wisdom. . . . It's all engrossing because [Lumet] speaks so fervently and opinionatedly about matters on which he has earned the right to opinions.- --The New Republic --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Sidney Lumet's films have received more than fifty Academy Award nominations. He has been nominated by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director seven times. In addition, he has received an honorary lifetime membership in the Directors Guild of America as well as its most prestigious award, the D. W. Griffith Award. In 1993, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Arts Club. His films have been shown in retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the American Museum of the Moving Image, the British Academy in London, and the Cinematheque in Paris. He has also been honored by the French government as a Commander of Arts and Letters. He died in 2011. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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This is the most fascinating book currently available on how a movie is made. It is a pleasure to read a book by a world-famous director who is so down to earth and friendly. Sidney Lumet makes you feel that you are a friend, and he wants to put you in the know about what it's like to make a film. You couldnt ask for a more experienced guide, Lumet is one of the world's greatest directors and he knows all about it

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.
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Great book
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This book is a gift. Few directors really explain anything of the process of film making and when they do it is basic and uninteresting. In this book Lumet talks in detail of every stage of the production of a feature film including his personal experiences as well as others. He examines film from an artistic, technical and commercial angle and does so in a wonderfully entertaining and addictive writing style. This book is an absolute must for any film student or prospective film maker.
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This book by American film director Sydney Lumet is an entertaining and insightful account on the film making process. In a mixture of wit and information Lumet successfully describes the fascinating role of the film director. Using a number of his own films as examples, he guides the reader through the entire film production process - from the first idea to the premiere. Filled with wonderful quotations and anecdotes this book is a real gem and and essential for film students, cinema lovers and anyone interested in the way movies work.
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For anyone who loves film. For everyone who wants to make film. For all of us who still cling on to the idealized version of motion picture. Sidney is one of the greats and his lessons are well worth reading.
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Essential reading for film making students and those interested in the complexity and creative process which exists behind the screen
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Impressive insight into the art of film making from one of the very best storytellers within the medium.
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