Chris Columbus

Fascinated with comic books as a boy, Chris Columbus set his sights on working for Marvel or DC-until he realized that making movies provided the same thrill, only more so. This program allows viewers to sit down with the director and hear his recollections of breaking into Hollywood, making hit fil...

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Corporate Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group., Prime Films (Firm)
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2007.
Series: Hollywood's top director.
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Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 08, 2010.
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Summary: Fascinated with comic books as a boy, Chris Columbus set his sights on working for Marvel or DC-until he realized that making movies provided the same thrill, only more so. This program allows viewers to sit down with the director and hear his recollections of breaking into Hollywood, making hit films, and working with high-caliber talent. Columbus talks about his early screenwriting efforts and being hired by John Hughes to direct a project no studio seemed to want-Home Alone. Describing the casting process for that movie, Columbus goes on to discuss working with Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire, lobbying to direct the first Harry Potter film, and being fired by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 08, 2010.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (25 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Format: Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience: 10 & up.
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