An insider's account of a founding father of the American film industry. Produced by Jack Warner's grandson, filmmaker Gregory Orr, this feature length documentary provides the rags to ...
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An insider's account of a founding father of the American film industry. Produced by Jack Warner's grandson, filmmaker Gregory Orr, this feature length documentary provides the rags to riches story of the man whose studio - Warner Bros - created many of Hollywood's most classic films, including "Casablanca," "Now Voyager," "Treasure or the Sierra Madre" "Yankee Doodle Dandy," "My Fair Lady," "Bonnie & Clyde" and hundreds more. Includes extensive interviews with family members and friends, film clips, rare home movies and unique location footage.Written by
As Old Hollywood vanishes and the market-driven economy dictates more of what we see, this is an interesting film to see even if only to reflect on how different things were "back then;" but it's also quite watchable in its own right. For the student of film history, or the newcomer to the world of early Hollywood, this engrossing portrait provides plenty of memorable material, and archival footage that film buffs will eat up. When you know going in that the filmmaker is the grandson of the movie's subject, there is concern that this will be a fawning document of a superficially great man. But, Mr. Orr does a good job of balancing the profile of someone he knew with a sharp editorial eye. The narration is well-written. This is well worth seeing.
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