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Sidney Lumet film and literary vision by Frank R. Cunningham

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Published by University Press of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky .
Written in English


  • Lumet, Sidney, 1924- -- Criticism and interpretation.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-305) and index.

StatementFrank R. Cunningham.
LC ClassificationsPN1998.3.L86 C8 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 316 p. :
Number of Pages316
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3971197M
ISBN 100813190134, 0813117453
LC Control Number2001278655

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It is a gift to us all that it is Sidney Lumet, one of American’s greatest filmmakers, who is sharing his point-of-view.” —Stephen Spielberg “Invaluable I am sometimes asked if there is one book a filmgoer could read to learn more about how movies are made and what to look for while watching them.   Sidney Lumet (–) directed some of the most iconic films of the s including Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, and Network. Known as an "actor's director" who loved to collaborate with his cast and crew, he taught courses on filmmaking and wrote Making Movies, which detailed the technical aspects of : St. Martin''s Publishing Group. The first-ever biography of the seminal American director whose remarkable life traces a line through American entertainment history. Acclaimed as the ultimate New York movie director, Sidney Lumet began his astonishing five-decades-long directing career with the now classic 12 Angry Men, followed by such landmark films as Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, and Network.   ** FILE ** This Tuesday Jan. 31, , picture shows director Sidney Lumet during an interview in his New York office where he discussed the current state .