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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.

©1995 Amjen Entertainment (P)1995 Recorded Books

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One of the better "How To's" of Movie Making.

I bought this to enjoy the memoir of Sidney Lumet and hear some of the tales of his movie-making history. But this book is actually a better "how to" about how movies are made than most books that are marketed to be educational.

Learned a lot about Hollywood History and the ins and outs of getting a story to the screen.

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Didn't blow me away

While there were many good pieces of advice in this book, the resounding message seemed to be people suck, and you'll suffer if you choose the wrong people. #Cynical #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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Brilliant, Inspiring and Uncensored by One of the Masters of Cinema

Thank you David, for giving voice to Sidney’s book on the art, craft, politics and business of directing feature films, from an American master. If I could give this audiobook a higher rating, I would. It is well beyond the worth of its price. A must read for anyone studying to be a film director, such as myself. And a fascinating listen/read (have the Kindle version too) for anyone interested in the art and craft of a film director, told by one of the best.

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great stories, but...

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.