MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 18,956 this week

George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984)

7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 256 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 7 critic

Biography of director George Stevens by his son. It includes clips from many of his films with commentary by the actors and by directors such as Frank Capra, John Huston and Alan Pakula, ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 15 Jul 2011
 
a list of 1655 titles
created 18 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 868 titles
created 27 May 2012
 
a list of 2063 titles
created 11 Nov 2012
 
a list of 2830 titles
created 29 Jun 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984)

George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey.
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: GP Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Based on the real-life case of the British serial killer John Christie, and what happened to his neighbours Tim and Beryl Evans.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt
Little Caesar (1931)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Rico is a small-time hood who knocks off gas stations for whatever he can take. He heads east and signs up with Sam Vettori's mob. A New Year's Eve robbery at Little Arnie Lorch's casino ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Peter Fonda host an examination of the history of decency standards for movies, starting in 1922 with the hiring of Will Hays. When studios ignored the code early ... See full summary »

Director: James Forsher
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Peter Fonda, Carroll Baker
Alice Adams (1935)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The misadventures of two social-climbing women in small town America.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Fred MacMurray, Fred Stone
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.

Directors: John Cromwell, W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, C. Aubrey Smith
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Summer people in Maine: things are changing. Whales no longer pass close to the shore as they did during the youth of two elderly widowed sisters who have a seaside home where they've ... See full summary »

Director: Lindsay Anderson
Stars: Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In the Paris of the late 19th century, Louise, wife of a general, sells the earrings her husband gave her as a wedding gift: she needs money to cover her debts. The general secretly buys ... See full summary »

Director: Max Ophüls
Stars: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II.

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Paul, a conservative young lawyer, marries the vivacious Corie. Their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment.

Director: Gene Saks
Stars: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer
Ghost Story (1981)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group ... See full summary »

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Craig Wasson, Alice Krige, Fred Astaire
American Playhouse (TV Series 1981)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson
Hombre (1967)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Herself (archive footage)
...
Himself
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself
...
Himself (voice)
...
Herself
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Herself
...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

Biography of director George Stevens by his son. It includes clips from many of his films with commentary by the actors and by directors such as Frank Capra, John Huston and Alan Pakula, among others. Also included are Stevens's war "home movies," found only after his death. Assigned by Eisenhower to film the war in Europe, Stevens used the opportunity to produce, at the same time, the only color footage ever shot in World War II. There is breathtaking film of D-Day and its aftermath; the triumphal march through Paris of the Allied liberators; and the unspeakable horrors of Dachau. This is what Goya might have done with a movie camera. On a more mundane level is a segment on Cecil B. DeMille's 1950 underhanded attempt to oust Joseph L. Mankiewicz, then president, from the Directors' Guild, which Stevens was instrumental in blocking. Written by Jacqueline Jarvis <arlene@inx.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 May 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elokuvantekijän matkassa  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (PBS American Masters)

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features A Place in the Sun (1951) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Loving Tribute
14 March 1999 | by (Cleveland, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

"George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey" is a loving tribute by his son to a genuinely fine director. Whether one might prefer either pre- or post WWII films by Stevens, the quality of his over all output is staggering. Before the war his films were bouncy, frothy, and delightful. After the war a more somber tone was displayed, and at the same time, a unique feeling for atmosphere and especially timing. Too, the musical scores blended beautifully into his full tapestry. The photography of his films was peerless, and the acting always on the highest level. This is a wonderful monument to a most loving and beloved screen director.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page