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George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984)

Biography of director George Stevens by his son. It includes clips from many of his films with commentary by the actors and by directors such as Frank Capra, John Huston and Alan Pakula, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Astaire ... Himself
Warren Beatty ... Himself
Pandro S. Berman ... Himself (as Pandro Berman)
Frank Capra ... Himself
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Himself
Katharine Hepburn ... Herself
John Huston ... Himself
Rouben Mamoulian ... Himself
Joseph L. Mankiewicz ... Himself
Joel McCrea ... Himself
Ivan Moffat Ivan Moffat ... Himself
Alan J. Pakula ... Himself
Hermes Pan ... Himself
Millie Perkins ... Herself
Hal Roach ... Himself
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Biography of director George Stevens by his son. It includes clips from many of his films with commentary by the actors and by directors such as Frank Capra, John Huston and Alan Pakula, among others. Also included are Stevens's war "home movies," found only after his death. Assigned by Eisenhower to film the war in Europe, Stevens used the opportunity to produce, at the same time, the only color footage ever shot in World War II. There is breathtaking film of D-Day and its aftermath; the triumphal march through Paris of the Allied liberators; and the unspeakable horrors of Dachau. This is what Goya might have done with a movie camera. On a more mundane level is a segment on Cecil B. DeMille's 1950 underhanded attempt to oust Joseph L. Mankiewicz, then president, from the Directors' Guild, which Stevens was instrumental in blocking. Written by Jacqueline Jarvis <arlene@inx.net>

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Country:

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Language:

English

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3 May 1985 (USA) See more »

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Creative Film Center See more »
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| (PBS American Masters)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Edited to approximately 60 minutes for broadcasting on "American Masters". See more »

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A Son's Loving Tribute
19 March 1999 | by harry-76See all my reviews

"George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey" is a testimonial of Steven's son to his father. Stevens was a most talented director, whose work spanned many years and whose films embraced many genres. He was a fine comedy director and also directed musicals with class. His action films were spirited and his romantic dramas moving. Many critics have tended to first overrate, then upon re-evaluation underrate Steven's work. My feeling is that Stevens chalked up a remarkable record of high quality films throughout his career, and this bio provides a wide range of his work, through film clips, interviews by actors, producers and directors, and through a loving narration by George Stevens, Jr. This is a must for Stevens fans and an enjoyable film for others.


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