Sidney Lumet Quotes

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All good work requires self-revelation.
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In drama, the characters should determine the story. In melodrama, the story determines the characters.
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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.
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All great work is preparing yourself for the accident to happen.
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But he meant beauty in the sense of its organic connection to the material. And this is the connection that, for me, separates true stylists from decorators. The decorators are easy to recognize. That's why critics love them so.
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The word β€˜actress' or β€˜authoress' always struck me as condescending. A doctor's a doctor, right? So I've always referred to β€˜actors' and β€˜writers,' regardless of their sex.
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The varying physical characteristics of the actors may also necessitate changes. Sean Connery is six feet four. Dustin Hoffman isn't.
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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.
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The basic 110-volt AC power line moves the electrons at 60 cycles. If a transformer is close to the power source (and all speakers have transformers), the 60 cycles produce an audible hum. Crackling, caused by dirt on the sound head, can also be heard.
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For any director with a little lucidity, masterpieces are films that come to you by accident.
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