Roger Donaldson

For his first feature, Australian-born Roger Donaldson tried to cast Jack Nicholson. The star was unavailable, but the fledgling director's attempt signified his commitment to the project and his passion for making movies. In this program, Donaldson revisits many of his behind-the-scenes experi...

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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: For his first feature, Australian-born Roger Donaldson tried to cast Jack Nicholson. The star was unavailable, but the fledgling director's attempt signified his commitment to the project and his passion for making movies. In this program, Donaldson revisits many of his behind-the-scenes experiences, focusing on The Bounty, Thirteen Days, The Recruit, and other blockbusters. He explains what attracted him to certain projects and the anxiety which often surrounds feature film development. Outlining his approach to working with the camera crew, Donaldson also explores the need to establish trust with actors-then describes measures he was forced to take while directing the elderly Laurence Olivier.
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 (26 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Format: Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience: 10 & up.
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