Otto preminger 5 desember 1905 23 april 1986 was n amerikaanse regisseur, vervaardiger, en akteur van joodsoostenrykse afkoms. Otto preminger, austrianborn american director who defied hollywood censorship with controversial films such as the moon is blue, the man with the golden arm, and anatomy of a murder. Documentary examining the life and work of prolific and controversial filmmaker otto preminger. Anatomy of a murder is a 1959 american courtroom drama crime film produced and directed by otto preminger. Acting debut at age 12, the only child among adults at a poetry reading. Anatomy of a filmmaker an interesting featurelength documentary about his career produced by his own family, hosted by burgess meredith, and recently released on video. Otto preminger purchased the movie rights to anatomy of a murder in april 1958. Oct 16, 2007 we see preminger s balanced style and steadfast belief in his actors underacting set against his own hottempered personality, and finally we see this europeanborn director making his magnificent films about the american criminal justice system, anatomy of a murder, and about the american political system, advise and consent. Filmmaker otto preminger has infused bunny lake is missing with a palpably deliberate pace that isnt, at the outset, too problematic, with the inherently compelling nature of the movies setup heightened by premingers stylish visuals and an assortment of strong supporting characters. It is an anatomy lesson in what america looked like at midcentury, from deep. Acted in stalag 17, margin for error, and they got me covered. With otto preminger, burgess meredith, saul bass, peter bogdanovich. Overview of preminger anatomy of a filmmaker, 1996, directed by valerie a robins, with burgess meredith, saul bass, otto preminger, at turner classic movies.
This documentary, hosted by actor burgess meredith, explores the life and career of movie director otto preminger, whose body of work includes such memorable films as anatomy of a murder, exodus, laura, forever amber, advise and consent, in harms way, the moon is. Anatomy of a murder might not be as american as apple pie, but it is american, despite premingers country of origin. Otto ludwig preminger was born in wiznitz, bukovina, austriahungary. The anatomy of hate film the anatomy of hate 21 april 2009. Preminger anatomy of a filmmaker 1991 movie moviefone. Preminger was the most psychologically probing filmmaker of hollywoods classic period, and a filmmaker who managed to craft impeccably blocked, supremely beautiful shots while still racking focus on the subtle displays of characters roiling interior worlds. With germanys defeat at the end of the first world war and the dissolution of the empire, markus preminger went into private practice and the family was able to move into an exclusive section of vienna. He discusses his entrance into theater in his youth, studying law to appease his father.
Preminger anatomy of a filmmaker 1991 burgess meredith hosts a profile of filmmaker otto preminger. Get help as a new filmmaker and find out about network. Anatomy of a filmmaker 1991, directed by valerie a. Father, with ecdysiast of renown gypsy rose lee, of producerscreenwriter erik lee preminger. Film profile for otto preminger, director and actor, born 5 december 1905. Of all bigname hollywood directors, possibly none has had as bad a rap as otto preminger. 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. In terms of the latter, oliviers consistently engrossing. An atomy of a filmmaker nr, 2 hr 3 min documentary. In later life, otto preminger would adopt an aristocratic attitude and claim vienna as his birthplace. Filming started in march 1959 on location in the upper peninsula. Nov 27, 20 host james day interviews director otto preminger about his professional drive to produce films and theater.
Anatomy of a filmmaker otto premingers life in film vhs vhs video otto preminger actor, burgess meredith actor, valerie a. He directed more than 35 feature films in a fivedecade career after leaving the theatr. Title sequence designed by saul bass, from the documentary preminger. A virtuoso james stewart plays a smalltown michigan lawyer who takes on a difficult case. Preminger anatomy ofa filmmaker bbc two england, 4 march 2000 11.
Anatomy of a filmmaker is a documentary directed by valerie a. Impeccably fluid filmmaking, a legendary performance, and an unforgettable score. Anatomy of a filmmaker 2h 3min documentary, biography 28 october 1991 usa the life and films of iconic producer. Otto ludwig preminger was an austrianborn theatre and film director. Films include laura, anatomy of a murder, and the man with the golden arm. It is, as he tells bogdanovich, part of american life, like the filmmaker s advise and consent 1962 and hurry sundown five years later. Anatomy of a filmmaker otto premingers life in film. Robins, starring saul bass, peter bogdanovich and michael caine. Particularly adept at thrillers, he also helmed such classics as laura, carmen jones, porgy and bess, and exodus. Otto preminger, burgess meredith, saul bass, peter bogdanovich, michael caine.
Anat omy of a filmmaker 1991 miscellaneous crew the cardinal 1963 critics choice 1963. Apr, 2019 freep film festivals anatomy of anatomy revisits the making of a mich. Anatomy of a filmmaker otto premingers life in film vhs. Jones anatomy of anatomy takes a look back at the 1959 filming of anatomy. Anat omy of a filmmaker 1991, directed by valerie a. 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. Features interviews with many of the actors, writers and behindthescenes players who worked with the mercurial producerdirector during the 50 years of his career.
This documentary, hosted by actor burgess meredith, explores the life and career of movie director otto preminger, whose body of work includes such. A classically conceived and informationally rich portrait of one of americas essential 20th century filmmakers. He grew up in his hometown of ishpeming and later attended the university of michigan law school. The screenplay by wendell mayes was based on the 1958 novel of the same name written by michigan supreme court justice john d. Cinematheque launches otto preminger retrospective. Besides making masterpiece after masterpiece, in the 1950s austrian emigre auteur otto preminger was known for pushing the envelope of american censorship. Features interviews with many of the actors, writers and. Voelker june 29, 1903 march 18, 1991, also known by his pen name robert traver, was a noted lawyer, author and fly fisherman from the upper peninsula of michigan. This gripping envelopepusher, the most popular film by hollywood provocateur otto preminger, was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sexbut. This documentary, hosted by actor burgess meredith, explores the life and career of movie director otto preminger, whose body of work includes such memorable films as anatomy of a murder, exodus, laura, forever amber, advise and consent, in harms way, the moon is blue, the man with the golden arm, and many other movies made from the 30s through the 70s. Apprenticed at max reinhardts theater, josefstadt in vienna.