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Syd Field (1935–2013)

Syd Field was born on December 19, 1935 in Hollywood, California, USA as Sydney Alvin Field. He was a writer and producer, known for Spree (1967), Mnemosyne (2002) and When a Man Loves a Woman (1994). He was married to Aviva. He died on November 17, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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 2002 Mnemosyne (Short) (story concept)
 1967 Spree (Documentary) (as Sydney Field)
 1964-1965 Men in Crisis (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Khrushchev vs Nagy (1965) ... (writer)
- Kefauver vs the Syndicates (1964) ... (writer)
- MacArthur vs Truman (1964) ... (writer)
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 1964-1965 Men in Crisis (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Pershing vs Ludendorff (1965) ... (producer)
- Khrushchev vs Nagy (1965) ... (producer)
- Kefauver vs the Syndicates (1964) ... (producer)
- MacArthur vs Truman (1964) ... (producer)
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 2000 R2PC: Road to Park City
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 1994 When a Man Loves a Woman
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 2000 Villa-Lobos: A Life of Passion (creative consultant) / (screenplay consultant)
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 2009 Bernardino (Short) (very special thanks)
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 2016 How to Sell a Film (Documentary) (filming)
 2015 How 2 Make a Film: Billion $ Weekend (Documentary) (post-production)
 2012 How to Make a Film
 2012 Corto Mx (TV Series)
Himself - Interviewee
- Episode #2.5 (2012) ... Himself - Interviewee
 1996 Moving Pictures (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 21 May 1996 (1996) ... Himself (as Sydney Field)
 1967 Spree (Documentary)
Narrator (as Sydney Field)

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[re watching films to spot plot points] It's an excellent exercise. The more you do it, the easier it gets. Pretty soon it will be ingrained in your consciousness; you'll grasp the essential nature of the relationship between structure and story.


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