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  • Making Movies

  • By: Sidney Lumet
  • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

One of the greatest directors of all time, Sidney Lumet has made movies that have been nominated for more than 50 Academy Awards. Making Movies is an honest and unflinching look at the business and craft of movie making. Lumet's book reveals the ingredients for the potion that brings movie magic to life and assures one thing: you will never look at movies the same way again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great stories, but...

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-13-18

great stories, but...

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-18

the book was great and if you're into film history this book will be great for you! I wouldn't say that this book has much to offer the modern filmmaker besides a great history lesson on the way things used to be.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Angry Filmmaker Survival Guide

  • Part One, Making the Extreme No-Budget Film
  • By: Kelley Baker
  • Narrated by: Kelley Baker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Kelley Baker is the Angry Filmmaker. But his independent films are not angry - they're honest. He's angry at the state of independent film. For Baker, it's about telling the story, not what actors are starring in it. Here, with all his attitude, is the wisdom of an Angry Filmmaker, gained the hard way, through experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mandatory Listening for Independent Filmmakers

  • By John A. Rangel on 01-04-17

the hard truths every aspiring filmmaker needs

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Reviewed: 06-07-18

great and informative. at first I thought "this guy is just another bitter filmmaker who can't compete in the new market. by the end I realized I was a dumb ass.

  • How to Write a Screenplay That Doesn't Suck and Will Actually Sell

  • ScriptBully Book Series
  • By: Michael Rogan
  • Narrated by: Greg Zarcone
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

There are nearly 50,000 screenplays registered with the Writer’s Guild every year. And 99 percent of them suck. But they don’t have to. That’s why I decided to write this book. So before you head out to another hundred-dollar screenwriting conference to learn how to write a screenplay or buy another paint-by-the-numbers 3-act script formula give my book a try. I can’t guarantee you’ll sell your script.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The a$$ kissers guide to Hollywood

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-17

The a$$ kissers guide to Hollywood

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Reviewed: 09-29-17

This book had very little to do with writing and a lot to do with selling a screenplay. I have no problem with a book that teaches you the business side of screenwriting, but I feel this book failed at even doing that. Let me just save you the $5 and fill you in on the authors big secret. Kiss a ton off a$$, lie and fake your way to selling your script. That pretty much sums up the book.

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  • Save the Cat! Strikes Back

  • By: Blake Snyder
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 452

Blake Snyder, author of Save the Cat! and Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies, has delivered the audiobook countless readers and students have clamored for. Inspired by questions from his workshops, lectures, and emails, Blake listened to you and provides new tips, tactics, and techniques to solve your writing problems and create stories that resonate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Thrill of the Creative!

  • By Gillian on 12-10-15

just wasn't what I was looking for.

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Reviewed: 09-12-17

Good book just not for me. I would recommend this book to people looking to be told what to do rather than people looking for advice.