Appeared (credited as Sydney Lumet; as "Stanley") in "Sunup to Sundown" on Broadway. Written by Francis Edward Faragoh
. Directed by Joseph Losey. Hudson Theatre: 1 Feb 1938-Feb 1938 (closing date unknown/7 performances). Cast: Leslie Barrett (as "Pogriski"), Henry Bashein (as "Ensemble"), Nancy Bashein (as "Ensemble"), Harris ...
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[from 1973] All I want to do is get better and quantity can help me to solve my problems. I'm thrilled by the idea that I'm not even sure how many films I've done. 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.
On all his films he assembles the cast for a two week rehearsal in which they perform the script from beginning to end like a play. This cuts down on the need for repeated takes during filming.