In these interview out takes, Jerome Robbins’s friends and colleagues describe the master at work. Austin Pendleton recalls Robbins as a man in turmoil constantly seeking inspiration, Charlotte d’Amboise remembers his intensely technical direction that he miraculously imbued with humanity to get his actors to “play the scene,” and Jerry Mitchell tells the story of […]
Stephen Sondheim on Robbins’ inventiveness; Austin Pendleton on Robbins’ ability to heighten the emotions written in a script; Arthur Laurents on Robbins’ ability to build on ideas and improve them.
Jerry Bock on Robbins’ musicality; John Kander on Robbins’ love of improvisation; Stephen Sondheim on Robbins’ ability to grasp music instantly.
Robert Gottlieb on Robbins’ ambition; Violet Verdy on Balanchine’s tendency to move on after completing a ballet; Kay Mazzo on Robbins’ respect for Balanchine.
Carol Lawrence on Robbins’ sarcastic tone; Stephanie Saland on Robbins’ harsh criticism; Sondra Lee on Robbins’ dark mood; Austin Pendleton on Robbins’ self-criticism; Eliot Feld on how dancers knew when Robbins was pleased.
Exclusive interviews with Warner Bros. directors, producers, and executives not included in the film.
Richard Schickel, director of “You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story,” discusses the making of the film.