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Author: Christina Rodgers; Robert D Kline; Trans-Atlantic Enterprises.; Rhino Home Video (Firm)
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Rhino Home Video, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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This documentary examines the first films of some successful Hollywood directors, featuring interviews with the filmmakers and clips of their early student films, as well as some of their commercial hits. The program explores how each director learned from early mistakes and seeks to illuminate the personalities and motivations of these successful "auteur" directors. The directors are: Richard Benjamin, John  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Documentary films
Biography
Interviews
Named Person: Richard Benjamin; John Carpenter; Roger Corman; Richard Donner; Taylor Hackford; Ron Howard; Spike Lee; John Milius; Paul Mazursky; Martin Scorsese; Susan Seidelman; Oliver Stone; Robert Zemeckis; Richard Benjamin; John Carpenter; Roger Corman; Richard Donner; Taylor Hackford; Ron Howard; Spike Lee; Paul Mazursky; John Milius; Martin Scorsese; Susan Seidelman; Oliver Stone; Robert Zemeckis
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Rodgers; Robert D Kline; Trans-Atlantic Enterprises.; Rhino Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1566058988 9781566058988
OCLC Number: 51211815
Notes: Originally produced in 1995.
DVD extras: interview with creator Robert Kline, and updated filmographies for each of the featured directors.
"R2 2183"--Disc surfaces.
Credits: Producer, Christina Rodgers ; executive producer, Robert D. Kline ; music Sam Gabbay.
Performer(s): Narrator, Robert Kline ; interviewees, John Carpenter, Richard Donner, Ron Howard, John Milius, Martin Scorsese, Susan Seidelman, Taylor Hackford, Spike Lee, Oliver Stone, Robert Zemeckis, Roger Corman, Paul Mazursky.
Description: 2 videodiscs (300 min.) : sd., col. with b&w segments ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; stereo.
Other Titles: Successful directors of the 21st century
Responsibility: Transatlantic Enterprises.

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This documentary examines the first films of some successful Hollywood directors, featuring interviews with the filmmakers and clips of their early student films, as well as some of their commercial hits. The program explores how each director learned from early mistakes and seeks to illuminate the personalities and motivations of these successful "auteur" directors. The directors are: Richard Benjamin, John Carpenter, Roger Corman, Richard Donner, Taylor Hackford, Ron Howard, Spike Lee, Paul Mazursky, John Milius, Martin Scorcese, Susan Seidelman, Oliver Stone, and Robert Zemeckis.

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