George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey

George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey

Cast: George Stevens Jr., George Stevens, Montgomery Clift, Brandon de Wilde

     
 

The man who assembled the remarkable documentary George Stevens: A Filmaker's Journey had the benefit of knowing the subject intimately: the film was written, produced and directed by George Stevens Jr. Utilizing pristine-quality filmclips and interviews, Stevens Jr. details Stevens Sr.'s rise from silent-film cameraman to one of the top producer/directors inSee more details below

Overview

The man who assembled the remarkable documentary George Stevens: A Filmaker's Journey had the benefit of knowing the subject intimately: the film was written, produced and directed by George Stevens Jr. Utilizing pristine-quality filmclips and interviews, Stevens Jr. details Stevens Sr.'s rise from silent-film cameraman to one of the top producer/directors in Hollywood. We are treated to snippets of Stevens' camerawork on the Laurel and Hardy films at Hal Roach Studios, then we are transported to his salad days as a feature director at RKO. Among the films highlighted from this first chapter of Stevens' directorial life are Alice Adams (1935), Swing Time (1936) and Gunga Din (1939) (one would like to have heard a bit more background info concerning Stevens' Wheeler and Woolsey comedies). Next we find Stevens as an autonomous entity at Columbia Pictures, producing and directing such classics as The More the Merrier (1943). The war years are thoroughly covered via Stevens' vivid color footage of the invasion of Europe. The last stages of Stevens' Hollywood career is traced through generous portions of A Place in the Sun (1951), Shane (1953), Giant (1956) and The Diary of Anne Frank (1959). The many interviewees include Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Warren Beatty. As an added filip, A Filmmaker's Journey includes rare home-movie sequences showing George Stevens at home and at work--all filmed with as much care and professionalism as Stevens' "mainstream" pictures.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/2004
UPC:
0012569468023
Original Release:
1984
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:52:00
Sales rank:
63,321

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Stevens Narrator
George Stevens Himself
Montgomery Clift Actor
Brandon DeWilde Actor
Fred Astaire Himself
James Dean Actor
Cary Grant Himself
Douglas Fairbanks Himself
Katharine Hepburn Herself
Rock Hudson Himself
Sam Jaffe Himself
Jean Arthur Herself
Fred MacMurray Himself
Jack Palance Himself
Joel McCrea Himself
Ginger Rogers Herself
Elizabeth Taylor Herself
Spencer Tracy Actor
Max von Sydow Himself
Shelley Winters Herself
Warren Beatty Himself
Frank Capra Himself
John Huston Himself
Rouben Mamoulian Himself
Joseph L. Mankiewicz Himself
Alan J. Pakula Himself
Fred Zinnemann Himself
Pandro S. Berman Himself
Hermes Pan Himself
Ivan Moffat Himself
Hal Roach Himself
Jack Sher Himself
Millie Perkins Herself
Irwin Shaw Himself
Alan Ladd Actor

Technical Credits
George Stevens Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Gerald Cotts Cinematographer
Carl Davis Score Composer
Harrison Engle Cinematographer
Tom Hurwitz Cinematographer
Don Lenzer Cinematographer
Juan Ruiz-Anchia Cinematographer
Susan Winslow Co-producer,Sound Editor

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Life Is a Journey [2:41]
2. Alice Adams [6:16]
3. Early Life [1:15]
4. Hollywood [1:28]
5. Laurel and Hardy [3:21]
6. Swing Time; Never Gonna Dance [4:48]
7. Gunga Din [10:31]
8. Woman of the Year [5:18]
9. The More the Merrier [8:13]
10. War in Europe [7:16]
11. Liberation of Paris [4:03]
12. Dachau [3:50]
13. I Remember Mama [1:38]
14. A Place in the Sun [10:47]
15. 1950 Directors Guild Controversy [4:27]
16. Shane [:55]
17. Giant [9:09]
18. The Diary of Anne Frank [4:16]
19. The Greatest Story Ever Told [7:49]
20. That's Him [9:01]
21. End Credits [2:39]

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