Part one of a three-part documentary television series which observes film director Charlie Chaplin's creative processes, using outtakes of filmed rehearsals, and close scrutiny by film historians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill.
A movie fan magazine provides glimpses of stars behind the scenes and at play. Rudolph Valentino acts as make-up assistant for Agnes Ayres before they shoot a scene of The sheik. Francis X. Bushman, his wife Beverly Bayne and son Richard relax on the boardwalk and beach at Atlantic City. Stars strut their dogs' stuff at a dog show in Los Angeles. As Fannie ...
Part one of a two part series displaying the documentary film work of Robert Macbeth exploring the black community in Harlem. Macbeth explains how the film was made (1973) with a crew from the New Lafayette Theatre Group. Many different views of Harlem are presented through man-on-the-street statements, some of them quite personal.
This is the second part of two-part series on Hitchcock. Everson interviews Hitchcock and excerpts from some of his early films are shown and discussed. They include "Number seventeen", "The lodger", "The man who knew too much" and "Notorious". Discussions are held on his film, "The birds".
Excerpts from director Stanley Kubrick's award-winning film "A clockwork orange" and discussion of its creation and meaning with the author of the book (Anthony Burgess), its star (Malcolm McDowell), and America's leading film historian (William Everson). Photographs illustrate explanation of the film's unusual computerized music score.
Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on film: Directors Educational and Benevolent Foundation ; 1982. Title appears on leader as: Directors at work--the actor. Executive producers, Robert Wise, Lamont Johnson for the Special Projects Committee, Directors Guild of America ; edited by Robert S. Birchard ; narrated by Lamont Johnson ; original music composed and performed by Gaylord Carter. Appearing: Alan Alda, George Cukor, Paul ...
Ed Wood is a writer and director with great ambitions. He makes a pitch for the job directing a film about the sex change of Christine Jorgensen. He feels he is qualified because he likes to wear women's clothes. He spots Bela Lugosi test lying a coffin and convinces him to appear in his movie. The film, Glen or Glenda, is a flop. His ...
Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on video: Chicago Educational Television Association ; 1981. Episode title taken from label on cassette. Associate producer, Nanci de Los Santos. Hosts: Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel. Episode no. 317. Reference sources used: McNeil, A. Total television, p. 700; TV guide (Washington, DC), 1/17-23/82, p. A-126. Received: 9/25/84; viewing copy; copyright deposit--407; Copyright Collection. Viewed for credits only.
Three sets of children who live very different lives in three different parts of India: the social orphas from Kolkata, the upper middle class children from Delhi and the adivasi children from Madhya Pradesh. A project gets underway to share with them a few basic filmmaking skills - enough to enable them to put together their thoughts and ideas into a short film. What ...
Part two of a three-part documentary television series which observes film director Charlie Chaplin's creative processes, using footage of films and rehearsals, and interviews with actors including Jackie Coogan, Georgia Hale, and Virginia Cherrill, covering the years 1921-1931.
A "primer" or explanation of the basic plot, themes, sources and meanings in Stanley Kubrick's widely praised and often misunderstood epic motion picture, released in 1968. Film clips illustrate the scenes as interpreted in a script narrated by Keir Dullea, one of the stars of the film. Includes some behind-the-scenes information and references to material not included in the final cut.
The story of a group of MSM (Men having sex with Men) who come together to learn the basics of filmmaking and narrate their own stories. The film traces their journey as they go about making a film on their sexual identity, their dual existence, their love lives, marriage, their inner world and then irony that surrounds their lives.
Jesus Camp meets Lost in La Mancha in this mesmerizing film that follows a charismatic pastor who receives a vision from God to create a multimillion-dollar science fiction epic movie based on the biblical story of Joseph, sending him and his followers on a journey of extreme faith.
The filming, on location in New York City, of the off-Broadway stage musical, "Godspell". This documentary shows how the film cast was chosen from the various stage groups performing the play, how they were rehearsed, how the creative authors of the original work collaborate with the director of the film version.
"Lynch is a rare glimpse into the fascinating mind of one of cinema's greatest directors. Footage was gathered over a two year period and documents David Lynch's many creative interests as well as his passion for filmmaking"--Container.
Two directors whose work is featured in the ninth annual New York Film Festival discuss their work and ideas with Molly Haskell, film critic for "The Village Voice." Excerpts from their most recent films illustrate their conversation. Mr. Bogdanovich is represented by "The Last Picture Show", Mr. Jaglom by "A Safe Place."