Tag: Filmmakers

November 3, 2014 /

A tour de force of production design by Hans Dreier. Pictured here is an unidentified artisan with a grouping of heavily featured set pieces – the ominous sculptures of “The Scarlet Empress”. The writer, director, producer, Josef von Sternberg had this to say about filmmaking: Shadow is mystery and light…

September 16, 2014 /

While we credit David Wark Griffith with creating the visual language of filmmaking in America – the father of Hollywood as a cultural force, a purveyor of dreams, a life style – is Cecil B. DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959). In the teens DeMille came West with…