Making Movies

Author: Sidney Lumet

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307763668

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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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.
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Making Movies on Your Own

Practical Talk from Independent Filmmakers

Author: Kevin J. Lindenmuth

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786405176

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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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.
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Making Movies

Author: Perry Schwartz

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780822516354

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 88

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Describes what happens during the production of a motion picture and the jobs of all the people involved.
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Making Movies Black

The Hollywood Message Movie from World War II to the Civil Rights Era

Author: Thomas Cripps

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195360349

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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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.
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Action! Making Movies

Author: Sarah Garza

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1433349728

Category:

Page: N.A

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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.
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Action! Making Movies

Author: Sarah Garza

Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

ISBN: 1684449960

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 8616

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!
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Making Movies

Author: Roy Severin

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1491854626

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

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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. "
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Just Making Movies

Author: N.A

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617033643

Category:

Page: N.A

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Making movies

Author: LeapFrog (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781586050627

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 9636

Go behind the scenes in the movie industry, meet celebrities, mix your own soundtrack, learn about the history of film, and more.
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Making Movies with Orson Welles

Author: Gary Graver,Andrew J. Rausch

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810882299

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 8651

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.
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Making Movies: A Guide for Serious Amateurs

Author: Maria Langer

Publisher: Flying M Productions

ISBN: 1886637032

Category: Art

Page: 66

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Tired of turning raw video footage into ho-hum productions that make people yawn? Or, worse yet, just putting raw video out there and hoping for the best? If so, this guide is for you. It clearly explains how to research, plan, shoot, assemble, edit, and fine-tune video productions for just about any purpose. Richly illustrated with stills from an example movie, it'll get you on the right track to making movies that'll inform, entertain, and impress your audience.
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Moving Images: Making Movies, Understanding Media

Author: Carl Casinghino

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133007783

Category: Design

Page: 352

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Moving Images is the first comprehensive media studies and motion picture production textbook of its kind. Offering a series of thematically-driven units that provide opportunities for collaborative learning, enhancement of creativity, and development of higher order thinking, this book is designed to get your students excited about making movies. Students will not only learn how to analyze and appreciate motion pictures, but they will also study the fundamental skills needed to create and produce their own movies. With an included interactive DVD students will also be able to view short films, as well as use a selection of film files to enhance their editing skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History

Author: Walter Mirisch

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299226435

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 476

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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
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Making Movies

The Inside Guide to Independent Movie Production

Author: John Russo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934849330

Category:

Page: 315

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Making Movies

From Script to Screen

Author: Lee R. Bobker,Louise Marinis

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 304

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Text and illustrations describe the equipment, budgeting, directing, and editing techniques, and other aspects of film production for beginners.
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Movie Title Typos

Making Movies Better by Subtracting One Letter

Author: Austin Light

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452149909

Category: Humor

Page: 112

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In Movie Title Typos, artist Austin Light removes just one letter from a well-known movie title to inspire a surprising and hilarious visual scenario. There's Obocop (a robotic police officer works through his PTSD by playing smooth jazz), T. (a boy meets a jewelry-clad alien who pities fools), Harry Otter, The Princess and the Fro, Finding Emo, Pup Fiction, and many more. A massive viral hit when he first posted sketches of the work online (1.2 million hits in the first 6 hours), Light has created new full-color illustrations for all, with the majority of the book's content never before seen on the Web. Here is a parallel universe glimpse at could-have-been films possibly better—definitely funnier—than the originals.
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Structuring Time

Notes on Making Movies

Author: Michael Betancourt

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0809511177

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 140

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A NEW KINETIC ART: This book presents a new approach to the conceptual basis of all visual art, and while it is about making movies -- the catch-all for video, film, computer graphics and anything else that may appear to move -- the thrust of this book is a radical redefinition of all visual media, including traditional standards like painting. The framework these notes propose is a way of thinking about visual art that eliminates all former media in favor of a division based on our ability to see movement or change in a work of art. While most movies change and move rapidly, this understanding is equally concerned with the very slow, or apparently immobile.
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Making Movies

Author: Andrew Wreggitt

Publisher: Saskatoon : Thistledown Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canadian poetry

Page: 78

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Making movies work

thinking like a filmmaker

Author: Jon Boorstin

Publisher: Silman-James Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 9980

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.
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Making Movies with Your IPhone

Shoot, Edit, and Share from Anywhere

Author: Ben J. Harvell

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781907579899

Category: Video recording

Page: 160

View: 1004

YouTube alone accounts for more than 10 per cent of all internet traffic, yet many still are not aware of the incredible potential for filmmaking that an iPhone offers. After all, its just a phone, isnt it? Moviemaking with your iPhone reveals the many features that transform the iPhone from a consumer device into a pro-quality video tool. From shooting documentary footage to full-blown short films, you can not only record video and still images with the iPhone, but edit and publish them from the device as well. This book is the ultimate guide to the best techniques, apps, and accessories that make professional movie creation a possibility using only the phone in your pocket.
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