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Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (1991)

The life and films of iconic producer. director, and actor Otto Preminger are depicted through clips from his films and interviews with co-workers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Otto Preminger ... Himself (archive footage)
Burgess Meredith ... Narrator (voice)
Saul Bass ... Himself
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
Michael Caine ... Himself
Ossie Davis ... Himself
José Ferrer ... Himself
Jack Haley Jr. ... Himself
Ken Howard ... Himself
Leo Jaffe Leo Jaffe ... Himself
Marjorie Kellogg Marjorie Kellogg ... Herself
Deborah Kerr ... Herself
Lionel Larner ... Himself
David Lewin David Lewin ... Himself
Carol Lynley ... Herself
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Burgess Meredith narrates this exhaustive documentary of filmmaker Otto Preminger, an iconic producer, director, and actor, whose career spanned the Golden Age in Hollywood in the 40s to the international movie scene of the 70s. Scenes from classic films like "Laura," Anatomy of a Murder," "Exodus," and "Advise and Consent" are shown along with such co-workers as Saul Bass, Vincent Price, Deborah Kerr, Michael Caine, Frank Sinatra, and James Stewart. Over a long career Preminger managed to maintain his artistic integrity as well as push the limits of censorship and the Hollywood Backlist. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Country:

Austria | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Otto Preminger: Anatomie eines Filmemachers See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to the documentary Premonger and composer Raksin initially wanted to use George Fershwin's "Summertime" as "Laura's" theme, but when they couldn't secure the rights Raksin's iconic composition was substituted. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Making movies with Otto Preminger was an adventure.
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Connections

References Whirlpool (1950) See more »

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Laura
Composed by David Raksin
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Some good parts but mostly boring
8 September 2017 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Documentary about director Otto Preminger and his films. It doesn't go over all his films only the hits like "Laura", "The Man With the Golden Arm", "Anatomy of a Murder", "Advise and Consent" and "The Cardinal". There's plenty of clips from the movies but they go on far too long. Also plenty of talking heads of actors, producers and such who worked with him. Most of them praise him to the high heavens except for Tom Tryon who went through hell working for him. Narrated in a ponderous fashion by Burgess Meredith. I found this dull, dull, DULL. Also the documentary conveniently ignores his big-budget bombs like "Skidoo" and "The Human Factor". Dull and disappointing.


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