Tag: producer

July 6, 2013 / / Art

I discovered early in my movie work that a movie is never any better than the stupidest man connected with it. There are times when this distinction may be given to the writer or director. Most often it belongs to the producer.                  Ben Hecht Ben Hecht – Wikipedia, the free…

April 5, 2013 / / Art
January 13, 2013 / / Architecture

The building was first owned by Ince, then Cecil B., then Selznick, then Desilu… Selznick must have liked the Colonial architectural style. Although, with those arches the home is more Regency or Georgian… David O. Selznick posing in his office in 1947 – at the time he was still married…

January 6, 2013 / / Architecture

From AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS to PLANET OF THE APES, perhaps make-up artist John Chamber’s most spectacular transformations were in service to his fellow countrymen. Working for the CIA after the Iranian takeover of the American Embassy in 1979 his efforts (in league with Tony Mendez) resulted in…

December 7, 2012 / / Books
December 6, 2012 / / Animation

That’s the standard line, anyway. Disney’s animation was happy and Fleischer’s was hallucinatory. Frankly, when I was a kid early animation freaked me out. Only when I was older did I appreciate what innovators both these men were – and by then my dad had stopped grousing about Walt, possibly…