Sidney D. Kirkpatrick's _A Cast of Killers,_ a fascinating read for crime and film buffs, was based on material found buried in Vidor's garage after he died.
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Nicholas Ridov | Nicholas Rodiv | King W. Vidor
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[on the chaotic conditions of early Hollywood] Men who had never been inside a studio were given directing assignments on pure bluff. They wouldn't have the slightest notion of what a camera could do. Some of these ne'er-do-wells would turn out several pictures before being discovered; by the time busy executives got around to viewing their initial efforts, they would be well into their third ...
Having been talked out of his percentage of the net profits for The Big Parade
(1925) by Louis B. Mayer
, Vidor received as compensation assurances of being able to freely select his own subject matter in between studio assignments. This led directly to his two major successes in the late 1920s, The Crowd
(1928)--a downbeat story of city life--and the pioneering all-black musical Hallelujah