Making Movies

For in this book, Sidney Lumet, one of our most consistently acclaimed directors, gives us both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture.

Author: Sidney Lumet

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307763668

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 416

Why does a director choose a particular script? What must they do in order to keep actors fresh and truthful through take after take of a single scene? How do you stage a shootout—involving more than one hundred extras and three colliding taxis—in the heart of New York’s diamond district? What does it take to keep the studio honchos happy? From the first rehearsal to the final screening, Making Movies is a master’s take, delivered with clarity, candor, and a wealth of anecdote. For in this book, Sidney Lumet, one of our most consistently acclaimed directors, gives us both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on forty years of experience on movies that range from Long Day’s Journey into Night to Network and The Verdict—and with such stars as Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino—Lumet explains how painstaking labor and inspired split-second decisions can result in two hours of screen magic.

Making Movies on Your Own

Most likely your teachers in film school will do their best to keep you from following your heart and making horror movies . This happened to me and the ...

Author: Kevin J. Lindenmuth

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786405176

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 414

You see them on the video shelves, with titles such as Domestic Strangers, The Bride of Frank, The Blood Between Us, Strawberry Estates and Sandman. Skeptically, perhaps, you rent one and slip it into the VCR. Hey, you think, this isn't so bad--sometimes actually quite good. Suddenly, you discover that there is a whole range of movies from filmmakers operating outside the studio system that have their own attractions that the big budget fare can't match. You have, of course, discovered the world of independent filmmaking. Intrigued, you begin thinking that maybe you could do this, maybe you could make an independent feature film. In this work, J.R. Bookwalter, Ronnie Cramer, Mike Gingold, Eric Stanze, Steve Ballot, and 20 others tell what it is really like to make an independent feature. Covering such topics as the script, equipment, actors, publicity, distribution, all facets of production, and budgeting, these indie filmmakers give a virtual how-to for those interested in joining them or just learning more about how those interesting titles end up on video store shelves.

Making Movies with Orson Welles

"In 1958, after viewing the noir classic Touch of Evil, Gary Graver decided he wanted to direct films.

Author: Gary Graver

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810882299

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 449

In Making Movies with Orson Welles, Graver recounts the highs and lows of the moviemaking business as he and one of the most important and influential directors of all time struggled to get films produced. The two men collaborated on more than a dozen projects, including F for Fake, Filming Othello, and the still-unreleased The Other Side of the Wind. Their close friendship and creative filmmaking partnership would endure for 15 years, until Welles' death in 1985. Also including a filmography of works and 20 photos from Graver's personal collection, this fascinating memoir recalls what it was like to work with the legendary Welles and offers advice and tales of caution for future filmmakers.

Action Making Movies

Making Movies and TV from the Inside Out. MapleTree Press Inc., 2007. Get an insider's look at the film and television industry, learning step by step how ...

Author: Sarah Garza

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1433383675

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 608

Action! With this entertaining nonfiction book, readers are taken behind the scenes to find out what is needed to make a film. From the director to the actor, the director of photography to the costume designer, children will be fascinated to learn about the various aspects of motion pictures. With its vivid images, informational text, and impressive facts, this nonfiction title will have readers engaged through the entire book as they discover amazing facts about all kinds of movies--whether it's comedy, drama, action, or horror. This book also includes text features such as a table of contents, glossary, and index, as well as resources such as a bibliography and a list of useful websites for learning more. This high-interest book will engage readers from cover to cover.

Making Movies

People like you who buy tickets to my movies and rent my videos. ... as a favor to Mr. Buckley, because he believes in doing wholesome movies.

Author: Roy Severin

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1491854626

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

View: 161

Chad Sparks is a twelve-year-old boy living an ordinary life when a friend shows him a newspaper advertisement. Its words call out to him: Movie Tryouts Boys and girls ages 10 to 15 wanted. Now casting for extras in a new Ninja movie. Chad isn t just obsessed with movies, he loves ninjas in particular, and so he heads to the Oregon community college where the tryouts are being held. To his surprise, he s picked to be in the movie, and he heads to Hollywood where he ll earn $4,000 a week. He experiences every aspect of movie making learning lines, participating in fight scenes, and seeing what goes on behind the scenes. Working with producers, directors, choreographers, cameramen, agents, other actors, and stunt doubles, he makes mistakes but also enjoys triumphs. Nothing can prepare him for a behind-the-scenes plot that could destroy the movie studio. Join Chad as he embarks on an exciting adventure and learns important life lessons in Making Movies. "

Making Movies Black

The Hollywood Message Movie from World War II to the Civil Rights Era Thomas Cripps ... not worked on a movie in two years and had been 132 Making Movies Black.

Author: Thomas Cripps

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195360346

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 135

This is the second volume of Thomas Cripps's definitive history of African-Americans in Hollywood. It covers the period from World War II through the civil rights movement of the 1960s, examining this period through the prism of popular culture. Making Movies Black shows how movies anticipated and helped form America's changing ideas about race. Cripps contends that from the liberal rhetoric of the war years--marked as it was by the propaganda catchwords brotherhood and tolerance--came movies that defined a new African-American presence both in film and in American society at large. He argues that the war years, more than any previous era, gave African-American activists access to centers of cultural influence and power in both Washington and Hollywood. Among the results were an expanded black imagery on the screen during the war--in combat movies such as Bataan, Crash Dive, and Sahara; musicals such as Stormy Weather and Cabin in the Sky; and government propaganda films such as The Negro Soldier and Wings for this Man (narrated by Ronald Reagan!). After the war, the ideologies of both black activism and integrationism persisted, resulting in the 'message movie' era of Pinky, Home of the Brave, and No Way Out, a form of racial politics that anticipated the goals of the Civil Rights Movement. Delving into previously inaccessible records of major Hollywood studios, among them Warner Bros., RKO, and 20th Century-Fox, as well as records of the Office of War Information in the National Archives, and records of the NAACP, and interviews with survivors of the era, Cripps reveals the struggle of both lesser known black filmmakers like Carlton Moss and major figures such as Sidney Poitier. More than a narrative history, Making Movies Black reaches beyond the screen itself with sixty photographs, many never before published, which illustrate the mood of the time. Revealing the social impact of the classical Hollywood film, Making Movies Black is the perfect book for those interested in the changing racial climate in post-World War II American life.

Making Movies

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Author: Mansel Jones

Publisher: Goylake Publishing

ISBN: 0993245846

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 399

In March 1977 teenager and wannabe movie star Laura Marsh disappeared. A year later two men were desperate to find her. On behalf of her parents private detective Max Gwyther was pounding the seedy streets of Cardiff looking for Laura. Meanwhile Dutch crime lord Jan van Leer also had designs on Laura, though his motives were less honourable - he wanted to kill her.What had Laura been up to during her year on the run? Why was Jan van Leer so keen to murder her? And what part did local crime boss Paul Tregenna play in Laura's life?

Action Making Movies

Making Movies and TV from the Inside Out. Maple Tree Press Inc., 2007. Get an insider's look at the film and television industry, learning step by step how ...

Author: Sarah Garza

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 143337448X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 705

Action! It's time to enter the world of movie magic! Readers are taken behind the scenes to find out what is needed to make a film. From the director to the actor, the director of photography to the costume designer, children will be fascinated to learn about the various aspects that go into motion pictures. With its vivid images, informational text, and impressive facts, this Spanish-translated nonfiction title will have readers engaged through the entire book as they discover amazing facts about their favorite genre--whether it be comedy, drama, action, or horror!

Action Making Movies 6 Pack

Making Movies and TV from the Inside Out. MapleTree Press Inc., 2007. Get an insider's look at the film and television industry, learning step by step how ...

Author: Sarah Garza

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1433349728

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 257

Action! It's time to enter the world of movie magic! readers are taken behind the scenes to find out what is needed to make a film. From the director to the actor, the director of photography to the costume designer, children will be fascinated to learn about the various aspects that go into motion pictures. With its vivid images, informational text, and impressive facts, this nonfiction title will have readers engaged through the entire book as they discover amazing facts about their favorite genre--whether it be comedy, drama, action, or horror! This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title and a lesson plan.

Just Making Movies

These filmmakers , known as " house directors , " often made films quickly , inexpensively , and with limited resources . Just Making Movies : Company ...

Author: Ronald L. Davis

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617033643

Category: Motion picture industry

Page: 239

View: 142


Making Movies Without Losing Money

Making. Movies. Without. Losing. Money. This book is about the practical realities of the film market today and how to make a film while minimizing ...

Author: Daniel Harlow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000051307

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 150

View: 318

This book is about the practical realities of the film market today and how to make a film while minimizing financial risk. Film is a risky investment and securing that investment is a huge challenge. The best way to get investors is to do everything possible to make the film without losing money. Featuring interviews with film industry veterans - sales agents, producers, distributors, directors, film investors, film authors and accountants - Daniel Harlow explores some of the biggest obstacles to making a commercially successful film and offers best practice advice on making a good film, that will also be a commercial success. The book explores key topics such as smart financing, casting to add value, understanding the film supply chain, the importance of genre, picking the right producer, negotiating pre-sales and much more. By learning how to break even, this book provides invaluable insight into the film industry that will help filmmakers build a real, continuing career. A vital resource for filmmakers serious about sustaining a career in the 21st century film industry.

Making Movies in Technicolor

Making movies in color was a way to give people something they could not get at home. Technology in film also changed. Eastman Kodak found a way to make ...

Author: Lisa Holewa

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1493869388

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 819

It's hard to imagine the film The Wizard of Oz without the "yellow" brick road or the "ruby" slippers. The memorable and distinctive use of color was made possible by a new technology called Technicolor. The vibrant colors showed that Oz was a very different place from Dorothy's home in Kansas. Learn the technology behind Technicolor along with the history of film with this high-interest informational text! Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students' curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

Making Movies into Art

Making Movies into Art begins with those who first educated the public about an art of moving pictures at the end of the nineteenth century.

Author: Kaveh Askari

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 183871703X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 182

View: 582

Focusing on early cinema's relationship with the pictorial arts, this pioneering study explores how cinema's emergence was grounded in theories of picture composition, craft and arts education – from magic lantern experiments in 1890s New York through to early Hollywood feature films in the 1920s. Challenging received notions that the advent of cinema was a celebration of mechanisation and a radical rejection of nineteenth-century traditions of representation, Kaveh Askari instead emphasises the overlap between craft traditions and modernity in early film. Opening up valuable new perspectives on the history of film as art, Askari links American silent cinema with the practice of teaching the public how to appreciate fine art; charts its entrance into arts education via art schools and university film courses; shows how concepts of artistic production entered films through a material interest in the studio; and examines the way in which Maurice Tourneur and Rex Ingram made early art films by shaping an image of the film director around the idea of the fine artist.

Moving Images Making Movies Understanding Media Book Only

Silent films also incorporated the voice before the widespread projection of sound films: some early films were paired with ... Who is making movies?

Author: Carl Casinghino

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133007783

Category: Design

Page: 50

View: 448

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I Thought We Were Making Movies Not History

We had not produced a musical picture since West Side Story, and I gave a great deal of thought to the possibility of our doing How to Succeed as a film.

Author: Walter Mirisch

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299226435

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 476

View: 585

This is a moving, star-filled account of one of Hollywood’s true golden ages as told by a man in the middle of it all. Walter Mirisch’s company has produced some of the most entertaining and enduring classics in film history, including West Side Story, Some Like It Hot, In the Heat of the Night, and The Magnificent Seven. His work has led to 87 Academy Award nominations and 28 Oscars. Richly illustrated with rare photographs from his personal collection, I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History reveals Mirisch’s own experience of Hollywood and tells the stories of the stars—emerging and established—who appeared in his films, including Natalie Wood, John Wayne, Peter Sellers, Sidney Poitier, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, and many others. With hard-won insight and gentle humor, Mirisch recounts how he witnessed the end of the studio system, the development of independent production, and the rise and fall of some of Hollywood’s most gifted (and notorious) cultural icons. A producer with a passion for creative excellence, he offers insights into his innovative filmmaking process, revealing a rare ingenuity for placating the demands of auteur directors, weak-kneed studio executives, and troubled screen sirens. From his early start as a movie theater usher to the presentation of such masterpieces as The Apartment, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Great Escape, Mirisch tells the inspiring life story of his climb to the highest echelon of the American film industry. This book assures Mirisch’s legacy—as Elmore Leonard puts it—as “one of the good guys.” Best Books for Special Interests, selected by the American Association of School Librarians, and Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the Public Library Association

Making Movies

The book videocam amateurs have been waiting for. Filled with advice and anecdotes from top filmmakers, this definitive guide explores the nuts and bolts of making a successful independent movie. Photos.

Author: John Russo

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Independent filmmakers

Page: 300

View: 377

The book videocam amateurs have been waiting for. Filled with advice and anecdotes from top filmmakers, this definitive guide explores the nuts and bolts of making a successful independent movie. Photos.

What Film Schools Don t Tell You

What Film Schools Don't Tell You, is the perfect guide for any filmmaker or content creator looking to make product and sell in the marketplace.

Author: Kelly Schwarze

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780578461953

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: 283

View: 728

What Film Schools Don't Tell You, is the perfect guide for any filmmaker or content creator looking to make product and sell in the marketplace. This easy and straight-forward guide can help you transform your cinematic dreams into a profitable business model.

Making Movies Work

MAKING MOVIES WORK is a fascinating and accessible guide for both filmmakers and serious film fans.

Author: Jon Boorstin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 259

MAKING MOVIES WORK is a fascinating and accessible guide for both filmmakers and serious film fans. It is about how filmmakers think about film. "Through thoughtful examination of the filmmaker's art, Jon Boorstin enhances our sense of enjoyment and appreciation of the results.--Robert Redford.

Kids Guide to Movie Making

Be sure to get a copy of MOVIE SCRIPTS KIDS (OR ANYONE) CAN MAKE INTO MOVIES which is the perfect companion to this book, filled with 30 movie scripts ready for you to start casting and filming.

Author: Shelley Frost

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 108

View: 721

Is your dream to become a movie director? For children who love acting, film making, and the performing arts, KIDS GUIDE TO MOVIE MAKING is a middle grade, nonfiction activity book that provides kids with the how-to's they need to make compelling movies with strong characters and stories audiences will enjoy. I am Shelley Frost, founder of Make-A-Movie Studios where I have directed close to 100 movies all starring kids in movies that made people laugh, cry and grab their throats! Making a movie is a lot of fun - but on that evening when the images you carefully directed are projected on the big screen and you notice the audience reacting with laughter and amazement, you will have created magic.