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"The Screen Director" documentary [1951]

Cinema Directors & Directions  "The American Cinema: Directors & Directions, 1929-1968" [1968]
by Andrew Sarris

Da Capo Press 8x5½ pb [9/96] for $12.74
Univ Chicago Press pb [3/86] out of print/used
author entry at Wikipedia

"The Men Who Made The Movies: Frank Capra" [1973 TV] /tt0070070/
"The Men Who Made The Movies: George Cukor" [1973 TV] /tt0070103/
"The Men Who Made The Movies: Howard Hawks" [1973 TV] /tt0070199/
"The Men Who Made The Movies: Alfred Hitchcock" [1973 TV] /tt0069686/
"The Men Who Made The Movies: Vincente Minnelli" [1973 TV] /tt0070882/
"The Men Who Made The Movies: King Vidor" [1973 TV] /tt0070272/
"The Men Who Made The Movies: Raoul Walsh" [1973 TV] /tt0070591/
"The Men Who Made The Movies: William A. Wellman" [1973 TV] /tt0070922/

Men Who Made The Movies interviews book by Richard Schickel  "The Men Who Made The Movies: Interviews with Frank Capra, George Cukor, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincente Minnelli, King Vidor, Raoul Walsh & William A. Wellman" [1975] by Richard Schickel
Ivan R. Dee, Publr 9x6 pb [4/2001] for $19.95
Atheneum 10¼x7¼ hardcover [1975] out of print/used
Hollywood Directors, 1914-1940 book by Richard Koszarski  "Hollywood Directors, 1914-1940" [1976] by Richard Koszarski
Oxford Univ Press hardcover [3/78] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press pb [12/77] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press hardcover [1/77] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press pb [6/76] out of print/many used
Oxford Univ Press hardcover [6/76] out of print/used
World Film Directors reference  "World Film Directors" [1987-88] Edited by John Wakeman
Volume 1: 1890-1945: H.W. Wilson 10½x7½ hardcover [12/87] for $175.00
Volume 2: 1945-1985: H.W. Wilson 10½x7½ hardcover [10/88] for $175.00
Romantic Comedy from Lubitsch to Sturges  "Romantic Comedy In Hollywood: From Lubitsch To Sturges" [1987]
by James Harvey

covers masters of the genre Ernst Lubitsch [1892-1947], Frank Capra [1897-1991], George Stevens [1904-75], Howard Hawks [1896-1977] & Preston Sturges [1898-1959], and many actors
Da Capo Press 9x6½ pb [1/2001] for $26.00
Knopf hardcover [12/87] out of print/used
Women Directors / Emergence book by Barbara Koenig Quart  "Women Directors: The Emergence of A New Cinema" [1988]
by Barbara Koenig Quart

Praeger 9x6¼ pb [12/89] for $28.95
Praeger 9¾x6¾ hardcover [8/88] for $60.95
A.F.I. Hollywood Mavericks video  "Hollywood Mavericks" [American Film Institute Sept 1990]
Directed by Florence Dauman & Gale Ann Stieber; covers 17 top feature directors, interviews & archive footage include: Robert Altman, Peter Bogdanovich, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Samuel Fuller, D.W. Griffith, Dennis Hopper, David Lynch, Sam Peckinpah, Gena Rowlands, Alan Rudolph, Paul Schrader, Martin Scorsese, King Vidor, Josef von Sternberg, Erich von Stroheim & Orson Welles • full credits from IMDb
Republic color VHS [2/98] for $17.62

Encounters With Filmmakers book by Jon Tuska  "Encounters With Filmmakers: Eight Career Studies" [1991] by Jon Tuska
Examines the careers of filmmakers Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, H. Bruce Humberstone,
John Huston, Henry King, Sam Peckinpah, Roman Polanski, and Orson Welles, with filmographies
by Karl Thiede

Greenwood Press hardcover [1/91] for $119.95
Silent Feminists  "The Silent Feminists: America's First Women Directors" [1996]
by Anthony Slide

Scarecrow Press 8½x5½ pb [6/96] for $41.25
45-minute companion video [1994]
Directed by Jeffrey Goodman & Anthony Slide; narrated by Jane Wyatt
Direct Cinema Ltd. DVD [7/2009] for $29.95
full credits at IMDb
Film Fatales  "Film Fatales: Independent Women Directors" [1997]
by Judith M. Redding & Victoria A. Brownworth

Seal Press 9x7 pb [12/97] for $16.95
A Cut Above, 50 Film Directors Talk About Their Craft book by Michael Singer  "A Cut Above: 50 Film Directors Talk About Their Craft [1998]
by Michael Singer, Foreword by Leonard Maltin

chapters/subjects include Michael Apted, James Cameron, Martha Coolidge, Taylor Hackford, Randa Haines, Walter Hill, Norman Jewison, Phil Joanou, Roland Joffι, Stanley Kramer, Mira Nair, Gregory Nava, Philip Noyce, Robert Rodriguez, Joel Schumacher, Ridley Scott, Steven Soderbergh, Oliver Stone, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles, Wayne Wang, Robert Wise, John Woo, Robert M. Young, Edward Zwick, and many others
Lone Eagle 9x6 pb [9/98] for $19.95

Directors Vision / Concise Guide  "The Directors Vision: A Concise Guide To The Art of 250 Great Film-Makers" [1999]
by Geoff Andrew

Carlton 2nd edition hardcover [1/2005] out of print/used
Chicago Review Press pb [12/99] out of print/used
Prion pb [1/99] out of print/used
Girl Director / How-To Guide  "Girl Director: A How-To Guide For The First-Time Flat-Broke Film & Video Maker"
[2000] by Andrea Richards

Ten Speed Press 9¼x9¼ pb [4/2005] for $14.00
Directors Close Up interviews moderated & edited by Jeremy Kagan  "Directors Close Up: Interviews With Directors Nominated For Best Film By The Directors Guild of America" [2000] Moderated & edited by Jeremy Kagan
Scarecrow Press 9¾x6¾ pb [12/2005] for $19.77
interviews with James Cameron {"Titanic"}, Peter Jackson {"LOTR"}, Elia Kazan (essay), Sam Mendes, Alexander Payne, Martin Scorsese & Steven Soderbergh
The Directors Take 1 interview book by Robert J. Emery  "The Directors: Take One" of 4 volumes [2002] by Robert J. Emery
Allworth Press 9x6 pb [3/2002] out of print/used
interviews with James Canmeron, John Carpenter, Richard Donner, John Frankenheimer, Ron Howard, Norman Jewison, Lawrence Kasdan, Spike Lee, Sidney Lumet, Sydney Pollack, Mark Rydell, Robert Wise, and the team of David & Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams
The Directors Take 2 interview book by Robert J. Emery  The Directors: Take Two" of 4 volumes [2002] by Robert J. Emery
Allworth Press 9x6 pb [3/2002] out of print/many used
interviews with John G. Avildsen, John Badham, Martha Coolidge, William Friedkin, Terry Gilliam, Arthur Hiller, Garry Marshall, John McTiernan, Alan Pakula, Rob Reiner, Herbert Ross, Joel Schumacher & Robert Zemeckis
The Directors Take 3 interview book by Robert J. Emery  The Directors: Take Three" of 4 volumes [2003] by Robert J. Emery
Kindle Edition from Allworth Press [4/2013] for $3.19
Allworth Press 9x6 pb [1/2003] for $22.95
interviews with Robert Altman, Roger Corman, Wes Craven, Clint Eastwood, Barry Levinson, Alan Parker, Paul Schrader, Martin Scorsese & Steven Spielberg
Why We Make Movies / Black Filmmakers  "Why We Make Movies: Black Filmmakers Talk About The Magic of Cinema" [2003]
by George Alexander

interviewees include Camille Billops, Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, Ernest Dickerson, Antoine Fuqua, Haile Gerima, William Greaves, Reginald & Warrington Hudlin, Malcolm Lee, Spike Lee, Doug McHenry, Stanley Nelson, Euzhan Palcy, Gordon Parks, John Singleton, George Tillman Jr., Robert Townsend, Melvin Van Peebles, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Forrest Whitaker, Fred Williamson & others
Harlem Moon 9¼x7½ pb [2/2003] for $15.95
The Directors Take 4 interview book by Robert J. Emery  
The Directors: Take Four" of 4 volumes [2003] by Robert J. Emery
Allworth Press 9x6 [7/2003] for $22.95
interviews with David Cronenberg, Cameron Crowe, Frank Darabont, Mike Figgis, George Lucas, Adrian Lyne, Phillip Noyce & Tony Scott
American-Jewish Filmmakers book by David Desser & Lester D. Friedman  "American-Jewish Filmmakers: Traditions & Trends" [orig 1993, rev 2003]
by David Desser & Lester D. Friedman

examines the films & style of Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Sidney Lumet & Paul Mazursky; Second Edition adds Darren Aronofsky, Barry Levinson, Brian Singer, and Steven Spielberg
Univ Illinois Press 8½x6¾ 2nd edition pb [11/2003] for $29.00
Univ Illinois Press 9x6 pb [8/93] out of print/used
Univ Illinois Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [8/93] out of print/used
Black Directors in Hollywood  
"Black Directors In Hollywood" [2003] by Melvin Donalson
Univ TX Press 8¾x6¾ pb [12/2003] for $29.95
Univ TX Press 9x7 hardcover [12/2003] out of print/used
Art by Film Directors book by Karl French  "Art By Film Directors" [2004] by Karl French
includes chapters on Charlie Chaplin, Jean Cocteau, Sergei Eisenstein, Federico Fellini, Terry Gilliam, Peter Greenaway, Alfred Hitchcock, Dennis Hopper, John Huston, Takeshi Kitano, Stanley Kubrick, Akira Kurosawa, Fritz Lang, Alan Parker, Gordon Parks, Satyajit Ray, Martin Scorsese, Josef von Sternberg, Wim Wenders, and others
Mitchell Beazley 11½x9½ hardcover [11/2004] for $30.40
Working Director book by Charles Wilkinson  "The Working Director: How To Arrive, Survive & Thrive In The Director's Chair"
[2005] by Charles Wilkinson

Michael Wiese Prodns 8¾x5¾ pb [2/2005] for $17.21
teaches at Capilano Film Centre in Vancouver, Canada
author's official website
Rebels on the Backlot  "Rebels On The Backlot: Six Maverick Directors & How They Conquered The Holly-wood Studio System" [2005] by Sharon Waxman
"Waxman has chosen six directors who are likely to be around for a long time. All of them have a tendency to emphasize style over character." — David Freeman, Los Angeles Times Book Review
examining Quentin Tarantino, David O. Russell, Steven Soderbergh, Paul Thomas Anderson, David Fincher & Spike Jonze
Harper Perennial pb [1/2006] for $11.66
Harper 9½x6¼ hardcover [2/2005] for $17.13
On Film-Making by Mackendrick  
"On Film-Making: An Introduction To The Craft of The Director" [2005]
by director & teacher Alexander Mackendrick [1912-93], edited by Paul Cronin

Faber & Faber pb [8/2005] for $10.88
Faber & Faber 9¾x6¼ hardcover [8/2005] for $26.60
Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age  "Conversations With The Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age: At The American Film Institute" [2006] by George Stevens, Jr.
interviews with 32 major writers, directors & cinematographers, including Ingmar Bergman, writer Ray Bradbury, Richard Brooks, Frank Capra, William Clothier, Stanley Cortez, George Cukor, Federico Fellini, George Folsey, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, James Wong Howe, John Huston, Elia Kazan, Gene Kelly, Stanley Kramer, Fritz Lang, David Lean, Ernest Lehman, Mervyn LeRoy, Harold Lloyd, Rouben Mamoulian, Satyajit Ray, Jean Renoir, George Stevens, King Vidor, Hal Wallis, Raoul Walsh, Billy Wilder, Robert Wise, William Wyler & Fred Zinnemann
Knopf 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2006] for $23.10

Directors, Life Behind the Camera docufilm from A.F.I.  "Directors: Life Behind The Camera" [A.F.I. 2006]
featuring interactive access to on-camera comments of 33 reknowned writers & writer-directors: Robert Altman, Robert Benton, Tim Burton, James Cameron, Chris Columbus, Wes Craven, Cameron Crowe, Frank Darabont, Jonathan Demme, Richard Donner, Clint Eastwood, Nora Ephron, William Friedkin, Terry Gilliam, Ron Howard, Lawrence Kasdan, Spike Lee, Barry Levinson, George Lucas, David Lynch, Adrian Lyne, Garry Marshall, Penny Marshall, Sydney Pollack, Rob Reiner, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Bryan Singer, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Robert Zemeckis, David Zucker, plus A-list actors and producers; not listed at IMDb
First Run Features color DVD [9/2010] 2 disks for $20.99
Practical Guide to Directing for Film & TV book by Myrl A. Schreibman  
"The Film Director Prepares: A Practical Guide To Directing For Film and TV" [2006]
by Myrl A. Schreibman

Kindle Edition from Lone Eagle [2006 edition] for $9.99
Lone Eagle 9x6 pb [11/2006] for $14.93
Playboy Interviews / Directors book edited by Stephen Randall  "The Playboy Interviews: The Directors" [2007] Edited by Stephen Randall
17 interviews including Robert Altman, Ingmar Bergman, the Coen brothers, Francis Ford Coppola, Federico Fellini, Stanley Kubrick, Spike Lee (1991), David Mamet, Roman Polanski (1971), Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino (2003), Orson Welles, Billy Wilder (1963), with Clint Eastwood and Oliver Stone each featured twice
M Press/Dark Horse 9x6 hardcover [10/2007] for $18.36
Comprehensive Guide to the Greatest Filmmakers book by Steven Jay Schneider  "501 Movie Directors: A Comprehensive Guide To The Greatest Filmmakers" [2007]
by Steven Jay Schneider

Cassell Illustrated 8¼x6¼ pb [1/2008] out of print/used
Barron's Educational 8¼x6½ hardcover [10/2007] for $19.79
Horizons West, Directing the Western book by Jim Kitses  "Horizons West: Directing The Western From John Ford To Clint Eastwood" [2008]
by Jim Kitses

examining Western directors Budd Boetticher, Clint Eastwood, John Ford [1894-1973], Sergio Leone, Anthony Mann & Sam Peckinpah [1925-84]
British Film Institute 9x6 pb [1/2008] for $27.85
British Film Institute 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/2008] for $85.95
Conversations with Directors anthology edited by Elsie M. Walker & David T. Johnson  "Conversations With Directors: An Anthology of Interviews From Literature/Film Quarterly" [2008] Edited by Elsie M. Walker & David T. Johnson
interviewees include: Robert Altman, Frank Capra, Renι Clair, Martha Coolidge, Wes Craven, Terence Davies & Olivia Stewart, Edward Dmytryk, Federico Fellini, William Friedkin, Richard Leacock, Richard Linklater, Baz Luhrmann, Louis Malle, Jonas Mekas, Marcel Ophόls, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Eric Rohmer, Patricia Rozema, John Schlesinger, Jean-Charles Tacchella, Marcela Fernαndez Violante, Andrej Wajda, Wayne Wang, Billy Wilder, Robert Wise, and Franco Zefferelli
Scarecrow Press 9x6 pb [3/2008] for $55.00
Cinematography for Directors book by Jacqueline B. Frost  
"Cinematography For Directors: A Guide For Creative Collaboration" [2009]
by Jacqueline B. Frost

Michael Wiese Prodns 10x7 pb [8/2009] for $19.77
Great Directors documentary film by Angela Ismailos  "Great Directors" documentary [Anisma/Paladin July 2010]
Co-written & directed by Angela Ismailos; features in-depth interviews with Bernardo Bertolucci, Catherine Breillat, Liliana Cavani, Stephen Frears, Todd Haynes, Richard Linklater, Ken Loach, David Lynch, John Sayles & Agnes Varda
Lorber Films widescreen color DVD [11/2011] 2 disks for $19.99
full credits at IMDb • official movie site
Film Noir Directors book edited by Alain Silver & James Ursini  "Film Noir, The Directors" [2012]
Edited by Alain Silver & James Ursini

Limelight 9¼x7½ pb [3/2012] for $18.24

Twenty  Favorite  Directors
One person's viewpoint of twenty favorite directors of the cinema - not those acclaimed the best, not the most popular,
but the ones that communicate most strongly to me, and maybe will to you – so check them out . . .
— G.E. Nordell, proprietor of Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

Robert Altman [1925-2006; USA] Page

Michelangelo Antonioni [1912-2007; Italy]

Ingmar Bergman [1918-2007; Sweden] Page

Frank Capra [1897-1991; USA] Page

The Coen Brothers Page

Federico Fellini [1920-93; Italy] Page

John Ford [1894-1973; USA] Page

D.W. Griffith [1875-1948; USA] Page

John Huston [1906-87; USA] Page

Hiroshi Inagaki [1905-80; Japan]

Buster Keaton [1895-1966; USA] Pages

Stanley Kubrick [1928-99; U.K.] Page

Akira Kurosawa [1910-98; Japan] Page

Yasujiro Ozu [1903-63; Japan] Page

Sam Peckinpah [1925-84; USA] Page

Satyajit Ray [1921-92; India] Page

Preston Sturges [1898-1959; USA] Page

Jacques Tati [1907-82; France] Page

Franηois Truffaut [1932-84; France] Page

Billy Wilder [1906-2002; USA] Page



Directors  &  Auteurs,  A to Z
A thru F • G thru M • N thru S • T thru Z

Foreign  Filmmakers  by  Country
Filmmakers of Asia    •    Filmmakers of Canada    •    Filmmakers of China    •    Filmmakers of France
Filmmakers of Germany    •    Filmmakers of India    •    Filmmakers of Italy    •    Filmmakers of Japan
Filmmakers of Mexico    •    Filmmakers of Russia    •    Filmmakers of Spain    •    other Foreign Filmmakers

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Film Reference website / Directors pages
A-Ba • Be-Bu • Bu-Co • Co-Du • Du-Fr • Fr-Ha • Ha-Ji • Jo-Ku
Ku-Lu • Lu-Mi • Mi-Pe • Pe-Ri • Ri-Sc • Sc-St • St-Ve • Ve-Y

Magic Lantern's Directors & Filmmakers of Today Page

Magic Lantern's Hispanic-American Cinema Page

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Magic Lantern's
Robert Altman  [1925-2006] Page

received 5 Oscar nominations [1971-2002]; won Honorary Oscar in 2006

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Hal Ashby  [1929-88]
browse Hal Ashby on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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actor-director Richard Attenborough  [1923-2014]

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Richard L. Bare  [b. 1909]
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Confessions of a Hollywood Director autobiography by Richard L. Bare  
"Confessions of A Hollywood Director" [2001]
autobiography by Richard L. Bare

Scarecrow Press 8¾x6 hardcover [9/2001] for $42.00
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choreographer-director  Busby Berkeley  [1895-1976]
browse Busby Berkeley on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Busby Berkeley Collection Volume 1 DVD box set   "The Busby Berkeley Collection, Volume 1" DVD Box Set [2006]
Warner Home Video b&w DVD [3/2006] for $29.49
includes "Dames" [1934] starring Dick Powell & Ruby Keeler; "Footlight Parade" [1933] starring James Cagney & Ruby Keeler; "42nd Street" [1933] directed by Lloyd Bacon, starring Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels & Ruby Keeler; "Gold Diggers of 1933" [1933] directed by Mervyn LeRoy, starring Ruby Keeler & Dick Powell; and "Gold Diggers of 1935" [1935] directed by Busby Berkeley, starring Dick Powell, Gloria Stuart & Adolphe Menjou – plus the 163-minute "Busby Berkely Disc" (a 1992 laserdisc program that collects just the musical numbers from nine films - without the plot filler), and vintage cartoons, featurettes, shorts & many more extras
Busby Berkeley Collection, Volume 2 DVD box set  "The Busby Berkeley Collection Volume 2" DVD Box Set [2008]
Warner Home Video b&w DVD [9/2008] 4 disks for $25.99
includes "Gold Diggers In Paris" [1938] starring Rudy Vallee; "Gold Diggers of 1937" [1936] directed by Lloyd Bacon; "Hollywood Hotel" [1937] directed by Busby Berkeley, starring Dick Powell; and "Varsity Show" [1937] starring Dick Powell – plus many extras including Busby Berkeley: Going Through The Roof" [1998 short]
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Budd Boetticher  [1916-2001]
browse Budd Boetticher on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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director & critic Peter Bogdanovich
browse Peter Bogdanovich on DVD • browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Who The Devil Made It, Conversations With Legendary Film Directors book by Peter Bogdanovich  "Who The Devil Made It: Conversations With Legendary Film Directors" [1997]
by Peter Bogdanovich

Ballantine Books 9¼x6 pb [2/98] out of print/used
Knopf 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/97] out of print/used
chapters/subjects include Robert Aldrich, George Cukor, Allan Dwan, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, animator Chuck Jones, Fritz Lang, Joseph H. Lewis, Sidney Lumet, Leo McCarey, Otto Preminger, Don Siegel, Josef von Sternberg, Frank Tashlin, Edgar G. Ulmer & Raoul Walsh
Bogdanovich bio Picture Shows  "Picture Shows: The Life & Films of Peter Bogdanovich" [2004]
by Andrew Yule

Limelight Editions 9¼x6¼ hardcover [8/2004] for $22.95
Who The Hell's In It, Conversations With Hollywood's Legendary Actors book by Peter Bogdanovich  "Who The Hell's In It: Conversations With Hollywood's Legendary Actors" [2005]
by Peter Bogdanovich

Ballantine Books 9¼x5¾ pb [10/2005] for $13.22
chapters/subjects include Stella Adler, Lauren Bacall & Humphrey Bogart, Marlon Brando, James Cagney, John Cassavetes, Charlie Chaplin, Montgomery Clift, Marlene Dietrich, Henry Fonda, Ben Gazzara, Lillian Gish, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Boris Karloff, Jack Lemmon, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Sal Mineo, Marilyn Monroe, Anthony Perkins, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, Frank Sinatra, James Stewart, and John Wayne

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'The Worst Director In The World'  Uwe Boll
"He has earned his reputation as both an inept filmmaker and an egotistical jerk."
— film critic Devin D. O'Leary

no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

"Assault On Wall Street" video release
[Phase 4 Films/Event Film July 2013]
Assault On Wall Street video release  Uwe Boll is considered the worst movie director since Ed Wood ("Plan 9 From Outer Space"), but Boll may be improving: this film actually has a coherent plot; original title "Bailout: The Age of Greed"; a security guard on Wall Street loses everything and his wife suicides, so he shoots up an office building and gets away with it . . . Co-produced, written & directed by Uwe Boll; starring Dominic Purcell, Erin Karpluk, Edward Furlong, John Heard, Keith David, Michael Parι, Lochlyn Munro, Tyron Leitso, Mike Dopud, Barclay Hope, Heather Feeney, Eric Roberts, Michaela Mann, Carrie Genzel, Jerry Trimble, Maurice Cherrie, Clint Howard, John Innes, Michael Eklund, John Hainsworth, Kurt Evans, Fiona Forbes, Pale Christian Thomas, Kendall Cross, Geoff Gustafson, Natassia Malthe, Michael Benyaer, Michael Robinson, Andrew Moxham
Phase 4 Films widescreen color DVD [7/2013] for $5.71
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia • watch 4/2013 official trailer [1:30] online at YouTube
watch full movie [1/2014 upload; 1:38:55] online at YouTube

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Frank Borzage  [1893-1962]
browse Frank Borzage on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Murnau, Borzage and Fox DVD box set  "Murnau, Borzage and Fox Box Set" on DVD [2008]
Fox b&w DVD [12/2008] 12 disks for $181.99
contains 14 b&w feature films: F.W. Murnau's titles are "Sunrise" [1927] starring George O'Brien & Janet Gaynor (two versions); "Four Devils" lost film (fragments) [1928]; and "City Girl" [1930] starring Charles Farrell & Mary Duncan; while Frank Borzage's 11 titles include "Lazybones" [1925] script by Frances Marion, starring Madge Bellamy, Buck Jones & Zasu Pitts; "Seventh Heaven" [1927] won 3 Oscars, starring Janet Gaynor & Charles Farrell; "Street Angel" [1928] starring Janet Gaynor & Charles Farrell; "The River" lost film (fragments) [1929] starring Charles Farrell & Mary Duncan; "Lucky Star" [1929] starring Janet Gaynor & Charles Farrell; "They Had To See Paris" [1929] starring Will Rogers; "Song O' My Heart" [1930] starring John McCormack, Alice Joyce & Maureen O'Sullivan (two sound versions); "Liliom" [1930] starring Charles Farrell; "Bad Girl" [1931]; "Young America" [1932] starring Tommy Conlon, Raymond Borzage, Spencer Tracy, Doris Kenyon & Ralph Bellamy; and "After Tomorrow" [1932] starring Charles Farrell & Marian Nixon; extras include commentaries, outtakes, theatrical trailers, still galleries & featurettes

"History Is Made At Night" melodrama [1937] cinematography by Gregg Toland

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  won Oscar for Best Script/Adaptation for "Elmer Gantry" [1960]    Richard Brooks  [1912-92]
browse Richard Brooks on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
received 8 Oscar nominations [1959-1968]; won in 1961

"The Blackboard Jungle" [March 1955]
featuring the Bill Haley & the Comets recording of "Rock Around The Clock"  2 min 10 sec [.wav file]

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        Magic Lantern's
Frank Capra  [1897-1991] Page

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John Cassavetes  [1929-89]
browse John Cassavetes on DVD • browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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horror director William Castle  [1914-77]
browse William Castle on DVD • IMDb listing [1937-75] • Wikipedia

"Spine Tingler" [2007] biopic official website

http://www.amazon.com/Scare-Tactic-Films-William-Castle/dp/0595095445/
http://www.amazon.com/Step-Right-Up-Gonna-America/dp/0886876575/

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      Magic Lantern's
Sir Charles Chaplin  [1889-1977] Page

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director Michael Cimino [1939-2016]

"Heaven's  Gate"
[Partisan/United Artists Nov 1980]
"A stinging indictment of American capitalism run amok." — Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
Heaven's Gate poster  Based on a real range war in Wyoming; a sheriff tries to prevent bloodshed between cattle barons and immigrant sodbusters, while vying with a ruthless hired gun for the lovely owner of a bordello. Written & directed by Michael Cimino; cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond; starring Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Sam Waterston, Brad Dourif, Isabelle Huppert, Joseph Cotten, Jeff Bridges, Ronnie Hawkins, Paul Koslo, Geoffrey Lewis, Richard Masur, Rosie Vela, Mary Catherine Wright, Terry O'Quinn, Mickey Rourke & Willem Dafoe
M.G.M. widescreen color DVD [2/2002] for $12.99
M.G.M. widescreen color VHS [9/96] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
M.G.M. color VHS [7/96] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Final Cut / Heaven's Gate book by Steven Bach  
"Final Cut: Dreams & Disaster In The Making of Heaven's Gate,
The Film That Sank United Artists" [1985] by Steven Bach

WmMorrow 9¼x6 pb [1/94] out of print/used
Plume mass pb [6/86] out of print/used
WmMorrow hardcover [6/85] out of print/used
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actor-director John Cromwell [1887-1979]
browse John Cromwell on DVD • Broadway credits [1914-71] • movie credits [1929-78] • Wikipedia
on H.U.A.C.'s Hollywood Blacklist in the 1940s & 1950s

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame       Magic Lantern's
George Cukor  [1899-1983] Page

received 5 Oscar nominations [1934-1965]; won in 1965

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won Best Director Oscar for "Casablanca" [1942]    Magic Lantern's
Michael Curtiz  [1886-1962]  Page
won Best Director Oscar for "Casablanca" [1942]

Cinema of Michael Curtiz book by James C. Robertson  
"The Casablanca Man: The Cinema of Michael Curtiz" [1993]
by James C. Robertson

Routledge 9¼x6 pb [11/94] for $41.95
Routledge 9x6¼ hardcover [6/93] for $130.00
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writer-director  Jules Dassin
browse Jules Dassin on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
on H.U.A.C.'s Hollywood Blacklist in the 1940s & 1950s

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won Honorary Oscar in 1950  won Best Picture Oscar for "The Greatest Show On Earth" [1952]   won the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1953    Magic Lantern's
producer-director Cecil B. DeMille [1881-1959] Page

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Magic Lantern's
Edward Dmytryk  [1908-99] Page

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Allan Dwan  [1885-1981]
browse Allan Dwan on DVD • browse books • IMDb listing [1911-58] • Wikipedia

"The Last Pioneer" by Allan Dwan (pb 1971)

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Blake Edwards  [1922-2010]
browse Blake Edwards on DVD • browse books • IMDb listing [1942-2010] • Wikipedia

"The Perfect Furlough" [1958]
"Operation Petticoat" [1959]
"High Time" [1960]
"Breakfast At Tiffany's" [1961]
"Experiment In Terror" [1962]
"Days of Wine and Roses" [1962]
"A Shot In The Dark" [1964]
"The Party" [1968]
"Darling Lili" [1969]
"Wild Rovers" [1971] starring William Holden, Ryan O'Neal, Karl Malden
"The Carey Treatment" [1972]
"10" [1979]
"S.O.B." [1981]
"Victor Victoria" [1982]
"The Man Who Loved Women" [1983]
"Micki + Maude" [1984]
"A Fine Mess" [1986]
"That's Life" [1986]
"Blind Date" [1987]
"Sunset" [1988]
"Skin Deep" [1989]
"Switch" [1991]

"The Pink Panther" [1963]
"The Return of The Pink Panther" [1975]
"The Pink Panther Strikes Again" [1976]
"Revenge of The Pink Panther" [1978]
"Trail of The Pink Panther" [1982]
"Curse of The Pink Panther" [1983]
"Son of The Pink Panther" [1993]

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Canadian writer-director Anne Ιmond
credits at IMDb • Wikipedia

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co-won Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in 1947     Richard Fleischer  [1916-2006]
browse Richard Fleischer on DVD • IMDb listing [1943-89] • Wikipedia

Richard Fleischer profile at Disney Legends

Oscar-winning documentary featurette "Design For Death" [1947]
"The Narrow Margin" [1952]
"20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" [1954]
"The Girl In The Red Velvet Swing" [1955]
"The Vikings" [1958]
"Fantastic Voyage" [1966]
"Soylent Green" [1973]
"The New Centurions" [1972]
"Mr. Majestyk" [1974]
"Conan The Destroyer" [1984]

Just Tell Me When To Cry memoir by Richard Fleischer  "Just Tell Me When To Cry: A Memoir" [1993]
by Richard Fleischer

Carroll & Graf 9½x6½ pb [7/93] out of print/used
Richard Fleischer was the son of the head of Fleischer Animation Studios [1921-42], and his directing career [1943-89] included working with Charles Bronson, Walt Disney, Kirk Douglas, Rex Harrison, Charlton Heston, Howard Hughes, Robert Mitchum, Laurence Olivier, Edward G. Robinson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Wayne, Orson Welles, Darryl Zanuck, and many others

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  won Best Director Oscar for "Gone With The Wind" [1939]    Victor Fleming  [1893-1962]
browse Victor Fleming on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

directed "The Wizard of Oz" [1939]
won Best Director Oscar for "Gone With The Wind" [1939]

Victor Fleming American Movie Master book by Michael Sragow  
"Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master" [2008]
by Michael Sragow

Pantheon 9½x6 hardcover [12/2008] for $26.40
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           John Ford  [1894-1973] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore
received 7 Oscar nominations [1936-53]; won in 1936, 1941, 1942 & 1953

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Bob Fosse  [1927-87]
browse Bob Fosse on DVD • Broadway credits • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Announced 1/2011: The forthcoming biography “Bye, Bye Life: The Loves and Deaths of Bob Fosse” by Sam Wasson
has been optioned by H.B.O. Films for a feature-length cable movie; Bryan Singer will adapt & direct • not listed at IMDb (2013)

Fosse biography by Sam Wasson  "Fosse" biography [2013] by Sam Wasson
Kindle Edition from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [DUE Nov 2013] for $16.99
Eamon Dolan hardcover [DUE Nov 2013] for $24.00
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John Frankenheimer  [1930-2002]
browse John Frankenheimer on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

AFI Profile video

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William Friedkin  [b. 1935]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Friedkin
The candid director of twenty-one films recently published his memoir "The Friedkin Connection" []

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Magic Lantern's
Samuel Fuller [1912-97] Page


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Henry Hathaway  [1898-1985]
browse Henry Hathaway on DVD • Westerns/VHS • Westerns/DVD
posters • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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     Magic Lantern's
Howard Hawks  [1896-1977] Page

nominated for a Best Director Oscar for "Sergeant York" [1941];
won an Honorary Oscar in 1975

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Magic Lantern's
Sir Alfred Hitchcock  [1899-1980] Page

received 5 Oscar nominations [1941-1961]; no wins

Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection DVD box set  "The Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection" DVD Box Set [2004]
Warner Home Video DVD set [9/2004] 9 disks for $46.49
includes "Dial M For Murder" [1954; originally filmed in 3-D]; "Foreign Correspondent" [1940]; "I Confess" [1953]; "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" [1941]; "North By Northwest" [1959] starring Cary Grant; "Stage Fright" [1950]; "Strangers On A Train" [1951] 2-disc edition; "Suspicion" [1941]; and "The Wrong Man" [1956]; with eight 'Making of ..." docufilms, newsreels, trailers, featurettes, and commentary
Ultimate Hitchcock Collection DVD box set  "The Ultimate Hitchcock Collection" DVD Box Set [2007]
St. Clair Vision b&w/color DVD set [11/2007] 6 disks for $22.49
contains 2 TV episodes & 18 movies: "The Ring" [1927 silent]; "The Lodger" [1927 silent]; "Champagne" [1928 silent]; "The Farmer's Wife" [1928 silent]; "Easy Virtue" [1928 silent]; "The Manxman" [1929 silent]; "Blackmail"
[1929 sound]; "Juno and the Paycock" [1930]; "The Skin Game" [1931]; "Rich and Strange" [1931]; "Number 17"
[1932]; "The 39 Steps" [1935]; "Sabotage" [1936]; "Secret Agent" [1936]; "Young and Innocent" [1937]; "The Lady Vanishes" [1938]; "Jamaica Inn" [1939]; and "The Man Who Knew Too Much" [1956]; extras include posters, trailers, two radio shows & documentary "About Hitchcock"

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Magic Lantern's
aviator-producer-director
Howard Hughes  [1905-76] Page

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame        Magic Lantern's
John Huston  [1906-87] Page
received 15 Oscar nominations [1941-1986]; won two in 1949

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        Magic Lantern's
writer-director Elia Kazan [1909-2003] Page
received 7 Oscar nominations [1948-1964]; won in 1948, 1955 & 1999

Elia Kazan Collection DVD box set  "The Elia Kazan Collection" DVD Box Set [2010]
Fox widescreen color DVD [11/2010] 18 disks for $144.49
contains 18 feature films: "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" [1945]; "Boomerang!" [1947]; "Gentleman’s Agreement"
[1947] starring Gregory Peck, film won three Oscars; "Pinky" [1949]; "Panic In The Streets" [1950] won Best Script Oscar; Tennessee Williams’s "A Streetcar Named Desire" [1951] won three Oscars; "Viva Zapata!" [1952], screen-play by John Steinbeck; "Man On A Tightrope" [1953]; "On The Waterfront" [1954] won eight Oscars; John Stein-beck's "East of Eden" [1955]; Tennessee Williams’s "Baby Doll" [1956]; "A Face In The Crowd" [1957]; "Wild River" [1960]; "Splendor In The Grass" [1961] won Best Script Oscar; "America, America" [1963]; and Martin Scorsese's documentary "A Letter To Elia" [2010]

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Burt Kennedy  [1922-2001]
browse Burt Kennedy on DVD •  IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Burt Kennedy's autobiography

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Magic Lantern's
Stanley Kubrick [1928-99] Page

Stanley Kubrick made only fourteen feature films, but ten of them are masterpieces.

"Lolita" [1962]

"Dr. Strangelove" [1964]

Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" 1968 Movie Page

"A Clockwork Orange" [1971]

"Barry Lyndon" [1975]

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Magic Lantern's
writer-director  Fritz Lang  [1890-1976] Page

Magic Lantern's "Metropolis" 1927 Movie Page
on H.U.A.C.'s Hollywood Blacklist in the 1940s & 1950s

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      Sir David Lean  [1908-91]
browse David Lean on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
received 10 Oscar nominations [1947-1985]; won in 1958 & 1963

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures  star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television  won Governor's Award Emmy in 2005  won Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2009    Magic Lantern's
comedian  Jerry Lewis  [b. 1926]  Page

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writer-director  Joseph Losey  [1909-84]
browse Joseph Losey on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
on H.U.A.C.'s Hollywood Blacklist in the 1940s & 1950s

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  won Honorary Oscar in 1947    Magic Lantern's
Ernst Lubitsch  [1892-1947] Page
received 3 Oscar nominations [1930-1944]; won Honorary Oscar in 1947

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Magic Lantern's
writer-director Terrence Malick Page

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Magic Lantern's
Rouben Mamoulian [1897-1987] Page

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  Anthony Mann  [1906-67]
browse Anthony Mann on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

"The Tall Target" [1951] re Abe Lincoln /tt0044105/

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George Melford  [1877-1961]
Surprisingly obscure today, Melford acted in 127 films (1909-56) and directed 141 films (1911-46),
including the well-known movies listed here.
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

"Jack London's Sea Wolf" silent feature [1920] /tt0011672/ starring Noah Beery

"The Round-Up" comedy Western [1920] /tt0011647/ starring Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle

"The Sheik" silent feature [1921] /tt0012675/ starring Rudolph Valentino

"Jack London's Moran of The Lady Letty" [1922] /tt0013404/ starring Dorothy Dalton & Rudolph Valentino

"Whispering Smith" [1926] /tt0017550/ starring H.B. Warner

"Drαcula" Spanish-language version [1931] /tt0021815/ starring Carlos Villarνas & Lupita Tovar

"The Cowboy Counsellor" [1932] /tt0023912/ starring Hoot Gibson

"The Dude Bandit" [1933] /tt0023970/ starring Hoot Gibson

"Jungle Menace" [1937] /tt0029071/ starring Frank Buck

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  won Oscar for Best Director for "Gigi" [1958]    Magic Lantern's
Vincente Minnelli  [1903-86] Page

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Magic Lantern's
F.W. Murnau [1888-1931; Germany] Page

           N   thru   S
G.W. Pabst  [1885-1967] of Austria
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing [1922-56] • Wikipedia

directed "Pandora's Box" [Germany Feb 1929] starring Louise Brooks
directed "Diary of A Lost Girl" [Germany Sept 1929] starring Louise Brooks

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Sam Peckinpah  [1925-84] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

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stage & film director Arthur Penn  [1922-2010]
described as "a one-man American New Wave"
Broadway credits [1956-2004] • IMDb listing [1950-2001] • Wikipedia

"The Left Handed Gun" (1958)
"The Miracle Worker" (1962)
"Mickey One" (1965)
"Bonnie and Clyde" (1967)
"Alice's Restaurant" (1969)
"Little Big Man" (1970)
"Night Moves" (1975)
"The Missouri Breaks" (1976)

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won Oscar for Best Picture for "Out of Africa" [1985]    won Oscar for Best Director for "Out of Africa" [1985]    Sydney Pollack  [1934-2008]
browse Sydney Pollack on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

AFI Profile video

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comedy auteur Harold Ramis  [1944-2014]

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Nicholas Ray  [1911-79]
browse Nicholas Ray on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

"I'm A Stranger Here Myself" [1975] /tt0071644/
veteran actor Howard DaSilva narrates

lost film "We Can't Go Home Again" [] /tt0075414/ restored by TCM & broadcast 10/2011

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Alan Rudolph
IMDb listing 1969-2002] • Wikipedia

"Choose Me" [1984]

"Trouble In Mind" [Alive Films Dec 1985]
Trouble In Mind neo-noir movie directed by Alan Rudolph  Described as "director Alan Rudolph’s valentine to the film noir genre", yet the film subverts most of the conventions of film noir. An ex-cop convicted of murder gets out of prison and heads back to Rain City and his girlfriend, who owns a diner. Other customers include an out-of-work and impressionable young man with wife & baby, a confidence man, and a local gangster. Written & directed by Alan Rudolph; starring Kris Kristofferson, Geneviθve Bujold, Keith Carradine, Lori Singer, Joe Morton, Divine, George Kirby & John Considine; won C.I.C.A.E. Award at Berlin International Film Festival, won Independent Spirit Award for Cinematography
Shout! Factory widescreen color DVD [12/2010] for $14.99
Sony Pictures Home Ent. color VHS [1/93] for $29.95
full credits from IMDb

"The Moderns" (1988) a love story set in 1926 Paris, France

"Mortal Thoughts" (1991) starring Demi Moore,

"Equinox" (1992) starred Matthew Modine

"Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" [Fine Line/Miramax Nov 1994]
Mrs. Parker  A loving biopic about author, playwright & wit Dorothy Parker [1893-1967] and her pals at the Algonguin Round Table. Co-written & directed by Alan Rudolph; starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Campbell Scott, Matthew Broderick, Peter Gallagher, Andrew McCarthy & Keith Carradine
Image Ent. widescreen color DVD [9/2006] for $13.99
New Line color VHS [3/96] out of stock/used
Varese soundtrack audio CD [11/94] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb

"Breakfast of Champions" [1999]
Based on the book by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.; starring Bruce Willis, Nick Nolte, Albert Finney & Barbara Hershey
http://www.amazon.com/Breakfast-Champions-Bruce-Willis/dp/B00004TCKI/

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Ken Russell  [1927-2011]
browse Ken Russell on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

"Ken Russell At The B.B.C." 3 disks
"Women In Love" [1969]
"Mahler" [1974]
"Tommy" [1975]
"Lisztomania" [1975]

Valentino 1977 movie poster starring Rudolf Nureyev  "Valentino" [Chartoff-Winkler/United Artists Oct 1977]
Co-written & directed by Ken Russell; starring Rudolf Nureyev {as Rudolph Valentino}, Leslie Caron, Michelle Phillips, Carol Kane, Felicity Kendal, Seymour Cassel & Huntz Hall
M.G.M. Home Video letterbox color DVD-R [5/2010] for $19.98
MGM/UA Home Video color VHS [9/98] for $25.50
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $14.99
full credits at IMDb
"Altered States" [1980]
"The Who's Tommy: The Amazing Journey" [1993]
"Ken Russell's Treasure Island" [1995 TV] http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0756354/
"Marple: The Moving Finger" [2006 TV] based on the Agatha Christie novel

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Vincent Sherman  [1906-2006]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Sherman

"Studio Affairs: My Life as a Film Director" [] by Vincent Sherman
http://www.kentuckypress.com/live/title_detail.php?titleid=1270

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pseudonym  Alan Smithee  [1968-2000]
browse Alan Smithee on DVD • IMDb listing [1955-2008] • Wikipedia

Burn Hollywood Burn movie, candidate for worst film of all time  "An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn" [Hollywood Pictures Feb 1998]
About a movie director who wants his name taken off the credits; this film was so bad (after studio editing) that the real-life director demanded that his name be taken off the credits!; definite candidate for worst film of all time. Co-produced, written & edited by Joe Eszterhas; directed by Arthur Hiller; starring Eric Idle, Ryan O'Neal, Coolio, Chuck D., Richard Jeni, Sandra Bernhard & Cherie Lunghi; cameos by Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg, Jackie Chan, Robert Evans, Robert Shapiro, Shane Black, Gary Franklin, Joe & Naomi Eszterhas, Larry King, Peter Bart, Dominick Dunne, Billy Bob Thornton, Harvey Weinstein, Billy Barty & Stanley Ralph Ross; won astounding Razzie Awards 'grand slam' including Worst Picture, plus Razzie Worst Film of The Decade
Disney Video color DVD [4/2004] for $17.99
Disney Video color VHS [2/99] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

Who Is Alan Smithee? TV special   "Who Is Alan Smithee?" TV documentary [A.M.C. Feb 2002]
The history of the pseudonym Alan Smithee used by the D.G.A. and W.G.A. after 1968.
Co-produced & directed by Lesli Klainberg; narrated by Dan Bucatinsky
Wellspring Media widescreen color DVD [4/2002] out of prodn/used
Wellspring Media letterbox color VHS [4/2002] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
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George Stevens  [1904-75]
browse George Stevens on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

his son, producer George Stevens, Jr.

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John Sturges  [1910-92]
browse John Sturges on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

http://www.amazon.com/Escape-Artist-Sturges-Wisconsin-Studies/dp/0299228347/

"Bad Day At Black Rock" [1955] starring Spencer Tracy
"Gunfight At The O.K. Corral" [1957] about Wyatt Earp
"The Old Man and The Sea" [1958] based on Hemingway's 1952 novel
"Last Train From Gun Hill" [1959]
"The Magnificent Seven" [1960]
"The Great Escape" [1963] starring Steve McQueen
"Hour of The Gun" [1967] about Wyatt Earp

"You can learn more from John Sturges' audio track on the 'Bad Day At Black Rock' laserdisk than you can
in 20 years of film school." — Paul Thomas Anderson, L.A. Times Calendar Letters 12 Dec 1999

listen on YouTube (with slide show): part 1 [14:46] • part 2 [14:32]

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won Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for "The Great McGinty" [1940]    Magic Lantern's
Preston Sturges  [1898-1959] Page

Preston Sturges DVD Collection  "Preston Sturges: The Filmmaker Collection" box set [2006]
Universal DVD box set [11/2006] 7 disks for $46.19
includes 7 feature films: "The Great McGinty" [Aug 1940] starring Brian Donlevy & Muriel Angelus; "Christmas In July" [Oct 1940] starring Dick Powell & Ellen Drew; "The Lady Eve" [Feb 1941] starring Barbara Stanwyck & Henry Fonda; "Sullivan's Travels" [Dec 1941] starring Joel McCrea & Veronica Lake; "The Palm Beach Story" [Nov 1942] starring Claudette Colbert & Joel McCrea; "Hail The Conquering Hero" [Aug 1944] starring Eddie Bracken & Ella Raines; "The Great Moment" [Sept 1944] starring Joel McCrea & Betty Field

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Frank Tashlin  [1913-72]
Tashlin began his career directing for Looney Tunes cartoons, then wrote & directed a score
of romantic comedies, often with Jerry Lewis and mostly at Paramount
browse Frank Tashlin on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Who The Devil Made It, Conversations With Legendary Film Directors book by Peter Bogdanovich  "Who The Devil Made It: Conversations With Legendary Film Directors" [1997]
by Peter Bogdanovich

Ballantine Books 9¼x6 pb [2/98] out of print/used
Knopf 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/97] out of print/used
chapters/subjects include Robert Aldrich, George Cukor, Allan Dwan, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, animator Chuck Jones, Fritz Lang, Joseph H. Lewis, Sidney Lumet, Leo McCarey, Otto Preminger, Don Siegel, Josef von Sternberg, Frank Tashlin, Edgar G. Ulmer & Raoul Walsh
"The First Time" [1952]
"Son of Paleface" [1952] starring Bob Hope, Jane Russell & Roy Rogers
"Marry Me Again" [1953]
"Susan Slept Here" [1954] starring Dick Powell & Debbie Reynolds
"Artists and Models" [1955] starring Martin and Lewis
"The Lieutenant Wore Skirts" [1956]
"The Girl Can't Help It" [1956 musical] starring Jayne Mansfield
"Hollywood or Bust" [1956] starring Martin and Lewis & Anita Ekberg
"Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" [1957] starring Jayne Mansfield
"Rock-A-Bye Baby" [1958] starring Jerry Lewis
"The Geisha Boy" [1958] starring Jerry Lewis & Suzanne Pleshette
"Say One For Me" [1959] starring Bing Crosby & Debbie Reynolds
"Cinderfella" [1960] starring Jerry Lewis & Ed Wynn
"Bachelor Flat" [1962]
"It's Only Money" [1962] starring Jerry Lewis
"The Man From The Diner's Club" [1963] starring Danny Kaye
"Who's Minding The Store?" [1963] starring Jerry Lewis & Jill St. John
"The Disorderly Orderly" [1964] starring Jerry Lewis
Agatha Christie's "The Alphabet Murders" [1965 comedy]
"The Glass Bottom Boat" [1966] starring Doris Day & Rod Taylor
"Caprice" [1967] starring Doris Day & Richard Harris
"The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell" [1968] starring Bob Hope & Phyllis Diller

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Jacques Tourneur  [1904-77]
son of pioneer director Maurice Tourneur [1876-1961]
browse on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Jacques Tourneur / The Cinema of Nightfall biography by Chris Fujiwara  "Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall" biography [1998]
by Chris Fujiwara, Foreword by Martin Scorsese

Kindle Edition from McFarland & Co. [5/2011] for $9.99
McFarland & Co. 9¾x6¾ pb [5/2011] for $23.75
McFarland & Co. 10x7¼ hardcover [7/98] out of print/used
"Nick Carter, Master Detective" [1939]
"Cat People" [1942]
"I Walked With A Zombie" [1943]
"The Leopard Man" [1943]
"Out of The Past" [1947]
"The Flame and The Arrow" [1950]
"Wichita" [1955]
"Nightfall" [1957]
"Night of The Demon" [1957]

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Edgar G. Ulmer  [1904-72]
browse on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  W.S. Van Dyke  [1889-1943]
DVDs of W.S. Van Dyke at Amazon • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

assistant director on D.W. Griffith's "Intolerance" [1916]
"Tarzan The Ape Man" [1932]
"Eskimo" [1933]
"Laughing Boy" [1934] starring Ramon Novarro
directed four of the six 'Thin Man' Movies
"San Francisco" [1936]
"Marie Antoinette" [1938]
directed Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy in six of their greatest hits
"Journey For Margaret" [1942] debut of child star Margaret O'Brien

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Josef von Sternberg  [1894-1969]
no browse DVD entry at Amazon • IMDb listing [1917-69] • Wikipedia

http://www.amazon.com/Classics-Sternberg-Underworld-Criterion-Collection/dp/B003N2CVRC/

"Underworld" [1927]
"The Last Command" [1928]
"The Docks of New York" [1928]
"The Blue Angel" [bilingual 1930]
"Morocco" [1930]
"Blonde Venus" [1932]
"The Devil Is A Woman" [1935] starring Marlene Dietrich
"The Shanghai Gesture" [1941]

"Von Sternberg" [] by John Baxter
http://www.kentuckypress.com/live/title_detail.php?titleid=2533

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Magic Lantern's
Erich von Stroheim  [1885-1957] Page

co-wrote & directed "Greed" [1924]
acted in Jean Renoir's "The Grand Illusion" [France 1937]
acted in Billy Wilder's "Sunset Blvd." [1950]

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Magic Lantern's
Raoul Walsh  [1887-1980] Page

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Magic Lantern's
director-actor-writer
Orson Welles  [1915-85] Page

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William A. Wellman  [1896-1975]

"The Men Who Made The Movies: William A. Wellman" [1973 TV] /tt0070922/

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James Whale  [1889-1957]
browse DVDs at Amazon • Broadway credits [1929-45] • IMDb listing [1929-49] • Wikipedia

"Gods and Monsters" biopic [1998] by Bill Condon

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The White Brothers
writer-producer-director Jack White  [1897-1984]: IMDb listing • Wikipedia
producer-director Jules White  [1900-85]: IMDb listing • Wikipedia
producer-director Sam White  [1906-2006]: IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Magic Lantern's 'The Three Stooges' Page

The White Brothers biography by David N. Bruskin  "Behind The Three Stooges: The White Brothers" [1990]
by David N. Bruskin

In-depth interviews with producer-directors Jules White, Jack White, and Sam White,
whose careers spanned the entire life of the two-reel comedy short in America

Directors Guild of America pb [5/93] out of print/scarce
Scarecrow Press 9x6½ hardcover [5/90] for $69.50
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won Oscar for Best Picture for "The Lost Weekend" [1945]   won Oscar for Best Director for "The Lost Weekend" [1945]   won shared Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for "Sunset Blvd." [1950]      
won Oscar for Best Picture for "The Apartment" [1960]   won Oscar for Best Director for "The Apartment" [1960]   won shared Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for "The Apartment" [1960]   won the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award [1988]      
Magic Lantern's
writer-director
Billy Wilder  [1906-2002] Page

received 21 Oscar nominations [1942-1967];
won in 1945 (2), 1950, 1960 (3) & 1988

"The Billy Wilder DVD Collection" Box Set [2003]
Billy Wilder Collection DVD box set  M.G.M. Video color/b&w DVD set [7/2003] 9 disks for $90.49
contains 9 feature films: "The Apartment" [1960] starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray & Ray Walston {won 5 Oscars); "Avanti!" [1972] starring Jack Lemmon & Juliet Mills; "The Fortune Cookie" [1966] starring Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau (won Oscar); "Irma la Douce" [1963] starring Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine; "Kiss Me, Stupid" [1964] starring Dean Martin, Kim Novak & Ray Walston; "One, Two, Three" [1961] starring James Cagney, Horst Buchholz & Pamela Tiffin; "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" [[1970] starring Robert Stephens & Colin Blakely; "Some Like It Hot" [1959] starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft & Joe E. Brown; Agatha Christie's "Witness For The Prose-cution" [1957] starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton & Elsa Lanchester; extras include theatrical trailers, outtakes, featurettes & photo gallery
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      Robert Wise  [1914-2005]
browse Robert Wise on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
received 5 Oscar nominations [1942-1967]; won in 1962 & 1966

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Ed Wood  [1924-78]
browse Ed Wood on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Ed Wood also wrote over 80 sleazy pulp paperbacks, as well as hundreds of articles & short stories

PRF's Ed Wood fansite

Martin Landau won Oscar Award for Best Supporting Actor    Ed Wood bio-pic starring Johnny Depp  "Ed Wood" bio-pic [Touchstone Sept 1994]
The life & legend & work of the strange man long considered the 'worst director of all time'. Co-produced & directed by Tim Burton; based on the bio by Rudolph Grey {below}; starring Johnny Depp, Martin Landau {as Bela Lugosi}, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, G.D. Spradlin, Vincent D'Onofrio {as Orson Welles}, Bill Murray, Lisa Marie {as Vampira} & George Steele {as Tor Johnson}; won Oscar & S.A.G. Awards for Best Supporting Actor [ML] & Oscar for Best Makeup
Touchstone widescreen special edition b&w DVD [10/2004] for $20.99
Touchstone b&w VHS [8/2002] out of prodn/many used
Hollywood Rcds soundtrack CD by Howard Shore [10/94] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99
Life & Art of Edward D. Wood Jr.  
"Ed Wood: Nightmare of Ecstasy - The Life & Art of Edward D. Wood, Jr." [1991]
by Rudolph Grey

Feral House 9½x6¼ pb [11/94] out of print/used
Ed Wood Box DVD collection  "The Ed Wood Box" DVD collection [2004]
Image Ent. b&w DVD box set [10/2004] 6 disks for $49.98
includes "Glen or Glenda" [1953] starring Ed Wood & Bela Lugosi; "Jail Bait" [1954]; "Bride of The Monster" [1956] starring Bela Lugosi & Tor Johnson; "Night of The Ghouls" [1959] with Tor Johnson; "Plan 9 From Outer Space" [1959] with Vampira, Tor Johnson & Bela Lugosi; and "The Haunted World of Ed Wood" [1996 docufilm]

"Glen or Glenda" [1953] starring Ed Wood & Bela Lugosi /tt0045826/
"Jail Bait" [1954] starring Lyle Talbot, Dolores Fuller & Steve Reeves /tt0047127/
"Bride of The Monster" [1956] starring Bela Lugosi & Tor Johnson /tt0047898/
"Night of The Ghouls" [1959] with Tor Johnson, Kenne Duncan & Valda Hansen /tt0156843/
the infamous "Plan 9 From Outer Space" [1959] with Vampira, Tor Johnson & Bela Lugosi /tt0052077/
"Sinister Urge" [1961]

"The Haunted World of Ed Wood" [1996 docufilm] directed by Brett Thompson

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Peter Yates  [1929-2011] /nm0946811/
"Bullitt" [1968]
"The Friends of Eddie Coyle" [1973]
"Breaking Away" [1979]
"The Dresser" [1983]


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