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A father -- a son -- once upon a time in Hollywood

Author: Kirk DouglasMichael DouglasLee GrantJoseph FeuryJoseph Feury Productions, Inc.All authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Home Box Office : Distributed by HBO Home Video, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Well into his 80s, with speech slurred by a stroke, Kirk Douglas remains a magnetic onscreen presence as he and son Michael reminisce about their lives and careers in this simple yet highly entertaining documentary. The elder Douglas suggests the family's story is a microcosm of America, one that reflects "the tragedy of failure, and the tragedy of success." The film covers the grandeur of Kirk's career, from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Biographical television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Named Person: Kirk Douglas; Michael Douglas; Kirk Douglas; Michael Douglas
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kirk Douglas; Michael Douglas; Lee Grant; Joseph Feury; Joseph Feury Productions, Inc.; Home Box Office (Firm); HBO Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0783140630 9780783140636
OCLC Number: 61662599
Language Note: In English or dubbed Spanish; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary film in 2004, and broadcast by HBO on August 13, 2005.
Special features: Interview with filmmaker Lee Grant (16 min.); Danny DeVito (7 min.); A tribute to Eric Douglas (4 min.); Douglas family home movies (4 min.); Kirk in Hollywood (3 min.); Kirk and Anne Douglas' renewed wedding vows (3 min.); HBO premiere party (2 min.).
Credits: Editor, Milton M. Ginsberg ; director of photography, Hart Perry ; original score and orchestration, John Califra.
Performer(s): Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Fritzi Becker, Diana Douglas, Peter Douglas, Jack Valenti, George Schlatter, Anne Douglas, Joel Douglas, Jann Wenner, Peter Travers, Gerard Haggerty, Sherry Lansing, Kenny Solmes, Karl Malden, Jimmy Webb, Kathleen Turner, David Wolpe, Cameron Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated; TV-14.
Description: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1; 2.0 stereo; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 16:9.
Contents: All is forgiven --
Facing the lion --
His own path --
Giving credit --
Distinct identity --
Rising up --
Lifetime achievement --
Beautiful chemistry --
Out of the shadow --
Rebirth --
Fatherhood revisited --
Growing as equals.
Responsibility: directed by Lee Grant ; a Joseph Feury production ; produced by Joseph Feury & Lee Grant ; a presentation of Home Box Office.

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Well into his 80s, with speech slurred by a stroke, Kirk Douglas remains a magnetic onscreen presence as he and son Michael reminisce about their lives and careers in this simple yet highly entertaining documentary. The elder Douglas suggests the family's story is a microcosm of America, one that reflects "the tragedy of failure, and the tragedy of success." The film covers the grandeur of Kirk's career, from deserting the studio system to produce his own films, and Michael's personal triumphs as a producer and star, as the two of them banter during joint interview sessions--sentimentally capturing a portrait of a towering Hollywood figure, and the son who successfully labored to escape his shadow.

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