28 mars 2015

"Film Crazy, Interviews with Hollywood Legends", Patrick McGilligan, 2000


McGilligan évoque dans l'introduction les projections à la faculté, la soif de voir des films, d'en parler, toutes choses familières en ce qui me concerne. Il voulut ensuite rencontrer les auteurs, recueillir leur opinion. La plupart de ces entretiens proviennent de la période où il travaillait pour le "Boston Globe", de 1973 à 1976.
Raoul Walsh, Clarence Brown, René Clair, George Stevens, Joel McCrea, Sheridan Gibney, Ronald Reagan, Dore Schary, Robert Stevenson, Ida Lupino, William Wellman et Alfred Hitchcock.

On y voit passer une période, on y voit passer des vies.

"- Why was Muni fixated on doing Louis Pasteur ?
- I don't know, His wife told me that he had always wanted to play someone with a beard and that is what intrigued him. (laughs)"
Sheridan Gibney

A propos du pouvoir, Dore Schary, à la tête de la MGM...
"I knew that if you have power, you must exercise it, otherwise you become nothing."

William Wellman
"I must have seen The Big Parade - and I was broke - some twenty-odd times. Not to copy King Vidor, just to learn. Then I'd go home and try to be a better director than Vidor, though I never succeeded."




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