Sidney Lumet

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Sidney Lumet

Sidney Lumet

All great work is preparing yourself for the accident to happen.More Sidney Lumet [08/03/2011 06:08:50]
There are no personal revelations other than feelings arising from the work itselfMore Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
While the goal of all movies is to entertain, the kind of film in which I believe goes one step further. It compels the spectator to examine one facet or another of his own conscience. It stimulates thought and sets the mental juices flowing.More Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All good work requires self-revelation.More Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's art. It's commerce. It's heartbreaking and it's fun. It's a great way to live.More Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are no minor decisions in movie making. Each decision will either contribute to a good piece of work or bring the whole movie crashing down around my head many months later.More Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's a powerful magic about being a writer that I still marvel at.More Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In drama, the characters should determine the story. In melodrama, the story determines the characters.More Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The varying physical characteristics of the actors may also necessitate changes. Sean Connery is six feet four. Dustin Hoffman isn't.More Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For any director with a little lucidity, masterpieces are films that come to you by accident.More Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I don't have a script I adore, I do one I like. If I don't have one I like, I do one that has an actor I like or that presents some technical challenge.More Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Suffice to say that the theme (the WHAT of the movie) is going to determine the style (the HOW of the movie).More Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's no such thing as a small part. There are just small actors.More Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't know how to choose work that illuminates what my life is about. I don't know what my life is about and don't examine it. My life will define itself as I live it. The movies will define themselves as I make them. As long as the theme is something I care about at the moment, it's enough for me to start work. Maybe work itself is what my life is about.More Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I only said 'Titanic' is unwatchable because one can not watch it.More Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Dolby was in the driver's seat. "Surround Sound" was added. Now we had three speakers behind the screen, two more on the left side of the theater, and two on the right. A closely guarded secret about all this is that you hear the correct balance only if you're sitting in the center of the theater. On the left or right side, those speakers tend to dominate.More Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everything becomes creative if the person doing the job isMore Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Good style, to me, is unseen style.More Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Over-length is one of the things that most often results in the destruction of the movie in the cutting room.More Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Don't let the difficulty of actually achieving a shot make you think that the shot is good.More Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All great work is preparing yourself for the accident to happen.More Sidney Lumet [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For any director with a little lucidity, masterpieces are films that come to you by accident.More Sidney Lumet [08/03/2011 06:08:56]

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