Author of _King Vidor On Film Making_ (New York: David McKay, 1972), an excellent book on the subject.
Nicholas Ridov | Nicholas Rodiv | King W. Vidor
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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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 ...
Was obsessed by the unsolved murder of 1920s director William Desmond Taylor
. He spent all of 1967 attempting to learn the identity of Taylor's killer and planned to turn the story into a movie.