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Patrick McGilligan


American film critic and interviewer best known for his biographies of famous directors and for the "Backstory" series of books in which Hollywood screenwriters are interviewed. See more trivia »
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 2009 Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (Documentary) (archival photos - as Pat McGilligan)
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 2009 Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (TV Movie documentary) (the BBC wishes to thank)
 2003 Let Freedom Sing! The Story of 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
 1999 Reputations (TV Series documentary) (with thanks to - 1 episode)
- Hitch: Alfred the Great (1999) ... (with thanks to - as Pat McGilligan)
 1992 James Cagney: Top of the World (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
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 2013 El cine según Dalí (Documentary)
 2009 Rogue Male: The Making of 'Man Hunt' (Video documentary short)
 2008 Hollywood contra Franco (Documentary)
 2008 Strictly Courtroom (TV Movie documentary)
 2005 E! True Hollywood Story (TV Series documentary)
- Jack Nicholson (2005) ... Himself
 1992-2004 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Jack Nicholson: The Joker Is Wild (2004) ... Himself
- James Cagney: Top of the World (1992) ... Himself
 2004 Fritz Lang: Circle of Destiny (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (Interviewee)
 2003 Let Freedom Sing! The Story of 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' (Video documentary short)
Himself - Author
 2000 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- On Cukor (2000) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

Biography: "Oscar Micheaux: The Great and Only: The Life of America's First Black Filmmaker". See more »

Alternate Names:

Pat McGilligan

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This well-known American film critic and biographer has also written books about the directors George Cukor, Fritz Lang and Alfred Hitchcock and the actors James Cagney and Jack Nicholson. He is also editor and chief interviewer for the five "Backstory" books, in which famous screenwriters from the silent days through to the 1990s discuss their work. See more »

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