Giant

George Stevens: A Filmmaker’s Journey

About George Stevens

by Paul Cronin This essay first appeared in the book “GEORGE STEVENS: INTERVIEWS” At first glance, George Stevens appears to be the quintessential Hollywood director. But a closer look at his achievements shows him to be much more than just the creator of some of the smartest melodramas and screwball comedies of the 1930s and […]

George Stevens: A Filmmaker’s Journey

Filmmaker Interview

AMERICAN MASTERS George Stevens: A Filmmaker’s Journey Director George Stevens influenced generations of filmmakers with such Academy Award-winning classics as “A Place in the Sun” and “Giant.” Now AMERICAN MASTERS presents the broadcast premiere of a moving tribute to the Hollywood great. Created by his son, George Jr., himself an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning writer, […]

George Stevens: A Filmmaker’s Journey

Timeline

James Dean: Sense Memories

Filmmaker Interview – Gail Levin

American Masters Online interviewed JAMES DEAN: SENSE MEMORIES filmmaker Gail Levin. American Masters: What got you interested in this project? What drew you to James Dean? Gail Levin: Interestingly enough, there is a sort of circular story to this film. There is a very famous photograph of James Dean taken in Times Square in 1955. […]

James Dean: Sense Memories

Photographer Dennis Stock on James Dean

from his book “James Dean: 50 years Ago” 1955 “…When I look back at Los Angeles in the early fifties, and specifically Sunset Boulevard, it reminds me of the board game in which you try to move clockwise and upward, past designated obstacles, into “Stardom and Wealth.” Rolling the dice at the start, as a […]