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Making Movies by Sidney Lumet
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Aug 02, 2009

it was amazing

An incredible read for anyone interested at all in the magic of the cinema, even if your participation only goes as far as watching movies. There is never a dull moment in the book, and instead of a patronizing tone, Lumet speaks in a down-to-earth one. He's bold and honest, and he isn't afraid to praise someone or trash someone, even if that someone is himself. By using examples drawn from his own path as a filmmaker he allows us to see his lessons in full detail, and his stories are always extremely interesting (my favorite involves a simple Marlon Brando scene which ended up eating away dozens of takes). Highly recommended to anyone remotely interested in the filmmaking process.

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