Casting By
Milliken at the Dennos MuseumFri, Aug 1, 2014 9:00 AM
Sponsored by:
Joanie & Dick Paulsen
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Film Info
Release Year:2012
Runtime:89 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Jeff Bridges
Robert De Niro
Robert Duvall
Clint Eastwood
Al Pacino
Robert Redford
Director:Tom Donahue
Produced by:Ilan Arboleda
Joanna Colbert
Tom Donahue
Kate Lacey
Cinematography:Peter Bolte
Editing By:Jill Schweitzer
Music By:Leigh Roberts
If you love the movies, you will love this documentary, end of story. A look into one of the most critical, most unsung, and most misunderstood roles in filmmaking, the amazing story of casting director Marion Dougherty takes center stage in this illuminating behind-the-scenes doc. An iconoclast who changed the face of Hollywood with her impeccable taste and incomparable instincts, she brought a different kind of actor into the movies, making choices based not on looks but rather on the ability to create compelling characters. Among her discoveries were James Dean, Al Pacino, and Dustin Hoffman. Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford, Jeff Bridges, and other filmmaking luminaries weigh in on the crucial role casting directors play in the creative process and the destiny-changing career-launching power they possess.