Rising through the ranks at Universal, Hudson emerged as the studio's prized asset, a clean-cut matinee idol adored by colleagues and fans alike. Though his directorial career wound down in the early 1980s, the visual and technical brilliance of Donen's body of work, which was rightfully feted with an honorary Academy Award in 1998, ensured that he would remain in the upper reaches of Hollywood's pantheon of musical directors as long as viewers continued to draw joy and inspiration from them. Told in a non-linear fashion that evoked the arthouse scene of Europe, the film was praised as Donen's boldest non-musical effort. But while it was the crowning performance of the legendary entertainer's career, the production turned into one of the most talked about in movie history. Mark Griffin is the author of A Hundred or More Hidden Things: The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli. We operate our site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.
It's the frantic attempt by the movie's New Jersey teens to get in to see The Beatles's first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Enjoy full episodes and clips. The film, one of the greatest titles in science fiction history, came to encapsulate Adams' career, though she had been an in-demand actress, most notably in Westerns, since the late 1940s. Personal Information collects personally identifiable information from the visitors to our website only on a voluntary basis. You will read what theater managers thought of such craftiness, and hear from fans as they applauded creativity or condemned crassness. Offscreen, he courted disaster as his gay relationships, affairs, and flirtations made him a prime target for exposure by tabloids and spurned ex-lovers.
Cast as a comely researcher on an Amazon expedition for a mythical man-fish hybrid, Adams' deep water swim, clad in a blinding white bathing suit while the Gill-Man lurked below her, became one of the most iconic images of the 1950s science fiction boom. Set over the 30 hours leading up to that pop culture milestone, I Wanna Hold Your Hand is an amusing collision of heightened reality and slapstick gags. Much of the commentary also touches on the legal wrangling affecting the movie's content. We knew we were missing the complete story of her life in the war--until Robert Matzen wrote to me introducing himself and his book, Dutch Girl. Between 1949 and 1959, Stanley Donen was either the key creative force behind or an essential element in the production of some of the most critically acclaimed musicals in Hollywood history.
A version of the Sullivan climax was even filmed with only reaction shots of the fictional characters, before Universal changed its mind, while Zemeckis and Gale's subsequent ploy of showing The Beatles's performance through control-room monitors and camera viewfinders became their homage to A Hard Day's Night. Albert Hirsch, the man responsible for creating Jason Bourne Matt Damon by erasing his former identity and creating a new one through behavior modification. Some links within this website may lead to other websites, including those operated and maintained by third parties. Personal information received from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties. As befitting a director of his stature, Donen received his share of lifetime achievement awards in the 1990s, which culminated in an honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1998. The materials contained on this website are provided for general information purposes only. Some links within this website may lead to other websites, including those operated and maintained by third parties.
He directed Fred Astaire - arguably the greatest of all musical film performers - in two projects. He found refuge at the movies, and fell in love with dancing after viewing one of Fred Astaire's effortless performances. The studio passed on Hart but signed Adams to a contract, for which they also changed her first name to Julia and later Julie. This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use , as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. Taking either of these actions shouldn't cause a problem with our site, should you so choose. Gurney, with Steven Weber and Laura Linney as the lovers whose romantic history is played out over the course of several decades' worth of correspondence. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
I now understand why the words Good and Evil, and Love and Mercy were so fundamental in her own narrative. In fact, the real story is more incredible than anything presented by previous biographers. She is the author of the bestselling book Me and My Shadows: A Family Memoir Pocket Books, 1998. Surprisingly, Finney was relatively inactive over the next five years, appearing in the next decade with a reprisal of Dr. Instead of naming famed Beverly Hills locations, she gave us obscure and sometimes unpronounceable Dutch ones.