by Sidney Lumet
Editor: Random House USA Inc
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Why a director chooses a particular scriptWhat do they have to do to keep actors fresh and sincere to take after taking a single scene?How to stage an exchange of shooters–involving over a hundred extras and the three taxi collisions–in the heart of New York Diamond DistrictWhat does it take to keep the honchos studio happy?From the first rehearsal of the screening final, to direct Films is a master, delivered with clarity, candor, and a wealth of anecdoteIn this book, Sidney Lumet, one of our most regularly acclaimed administration, gives us both a professional memory and reference guide for the art, craft and business of motion picture.Drawing on forty years of experience on films ranging from the Long Day of Walk in the Night Network and Le Verdict–and with stars such as Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino–Lumet explains how meticulous work and inspired by the fraction of a second that decisions can end up two hours from the magic screen
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