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Casting by

Synopsis
This documentary looks at the role the casting director has played in the history of cinema, with a particular focus on Hollywood. Pioneers like Marion Dougherty and Lynn Stalmaster were iconoclasts who helped to put the final nail in the coffin of the old studio system and usher in the ‘New Hollywood’ with movies like MIDNIGHT COWBOY, THE GRADUATE, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID and BONNIE AND CLYDE. In the process they launching the careers of James Dean, Robert Duvall, Warren Beatty, Gene Hackman, Glenn Close, John Travolta, Jeff Bridges, Bette Midler and countless other iconic actors.Directors and actors including Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Diane Lane, Jon Voight, Bette Midler and John Travolta share stories and memories from their early careers, interwoven with rarely seen clips as well as scenes from classic films.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2013
Year of production
2012
Subjects
Film studies
Keywords
actors; cinema - USA; Hollywood; Casting (roles)

Credits

Director
Tom Donahue
Contributor
Lynn Stalmaster; Marion Dougherty

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$24.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
89 minutes
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

First Run Features

Email
info@firstrunfeatures.com
Web
http://firstrunfeatures.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(212) 243 0600
Fax
(212) 989 7649
Address
630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1213
New York
New York 10036
USA
Notes
First Run is a well-established US distributor specialising in independent films and is especially strong on documentaries. In addition to a home video store it has an educational/non-theatrical division supplying titles to libraries and educational institutions. The purchase of these titles includes non-theatrical Public Performance Rights. The educational catalogue is browsable by title or subject.

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