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Author : Sidney Lumet
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010-09-01
Page : 240
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 0307763668
Description :


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.


Author : Sidney Lumet
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1996
Page : 220
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 0679756604
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The award-winning director journeys inside the world of film to illuminate the arduous process of creating movies, discussing the art and craft of directing, writers and actors, the camera, art direction, editing, sound tracks, distribution and marketing, and the studio role. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.


Author : Kevin J. Lindenmuth
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 1998-07-01
Page : 200
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 9780786405176
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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.


Author : Sarah Garza
Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
Release : 2013-03-01
Page : 64
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1433383675
Description :


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.


Author : Roy Severin
Publisher : Author House
Release : 2014-01-28
Page : 114
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 149185460X
Description :


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.


Author : Mansel Jones
Publisher : Goylake Publishing
Release : 2015-05-20
Page : 238
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0993245846
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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?


Author : Thomas Cripps
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1993-05-20
Page : 400
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 0195360346
Description :


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.


Author : Sarah Garza
Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
Release : 2013-03-01
Page : 64
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 143337448X
Description :


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!


Author : Sarah Garza
Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
Release : 2012-10-01
Page : 64
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1433349728
Description :


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.


Author : Ronald L. Davis
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2005
Page : 239
Category : Motion picture industry
ISBN 13 : 9781617033643
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Author : Lisa Holewa
Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
Release : 2018-10-01
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1493866982
Description :


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!


Author : Daniel Harlow
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-03-09
Page : 150
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 1000051307
Description :


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.


Author : Kaveh Askari
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-07-25
Page : 182
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 183871703X
Description :


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.


Author : Gary Graver
Andrew J. Rausch
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release : 2011-10-28
Page : 212
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0810882299
Description :


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.


Author : Maria Langer
Publisher : Flying M Productions
Release : 2011-10
Page : 66
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 1886637032
Description :


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.


Author : Walter Mirisch
Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release : 2008-04-10
Page : 476
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780299226435
Description :


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


Author : Bill Marsden
Publisher : Calgary : Fifth House
Release : 2005
Page : 246
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781894856478
Description :


Big Screen Country is a memoir and a revealing account of the development of Alberta's vibrant film industry through the eyes of Bill Marsden, affectionately known as the "Father of the Alberta Film Industry".


Author : John Russo
Publisher :
Release : 2010
Page : 315
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781934849330
Description :



Author : Thomas Cripps
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 1993
Page : 382
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0195076699
Description :


This is the second volume of Thomas Cripps's definitive history of African-Americans in Hollywood, covering 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 America's changing ideas about race. Delving into previously inaccessible records of major Hollywood studios, as well as federal records of the Office of WarInformation, the N.A.A.C.P., and interviews with survivors of the era, Cripps reveals the struggle of black actors like Sidney Poitier, leading the way in liberal racial casting as cops and judges, fishermen, and wounded veterans, yet marginalized behind the scenes within the racial ferment of cultural politics.


Author : Nicholas Ray
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1995-06-02
Page : 243
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 0520201698
Description :


"Now, at last, we have a book by and about Nicholas Ray (along with a moving and very beautiful introduction by Susan Ray). If you have any interest in this man, his life and work, filmmaking, or movies and art in general, read I Was Interrupted."—Jim Jarmusch