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Hollywood Mavericks (1990)

A documentary focusing on seventeen maverick directors who were not afraid to break the rules of filmmaking to advance their art from John Ford to Martin Scorsese.
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Alvy Singer (archive footage)
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Himself
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Bill Roberts (archive footage)
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The Yellow Man (archive footage)
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Prince Hal (archive footage)
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Lady Honoria Lyndon (archive footage)
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Girl (archive footage)
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Rayette Dipesto (archive footage)
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Himself
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Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (archive footage)
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Captain 'Doc' Harvey (archive footage)
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Nancy (archive footage)
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Snapper's Sidekick (archive footage)
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Nathalie de Ville (archive footage)
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Mae (archive footage)
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When Orson Welles gave his acceptance speech when he received the third AFI Lifetime Achievment Award, he made a plea for the filmmaker who was a maverick. This documentary uses current and archival interviews and film footage of seventeen notable directors who went against the grain to place their unique vision on the screen. Beginning with D. W. Griffith, this documentary uses film clips to demonstrate how some of the mavericks, like John Ford, were able to work inside the system while others, like John Cassavetes, worked out of it. Among the classic directors profiled are Josef von Sternberg, Erich Von Stroheim, and Preston Sturges up until more current filmmakers like David Lynch, Robert Altman, and Martin Scorsese. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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7 September 1990 (USA)  »

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Hollywoods Einzelgänger  »

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1812 Overture
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1880)
Background music for "The Birth of a Nation"
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A great documentary for "movie buffs"
5 May 2001 | by (warren michigan) – See all my reviews

Any movie buff should love this flick, with its interviews with such greats as Sam Fuller, King Vidor, Scorsese, Lynch, and Bogdanovich, and its clips from a lot of great(and not so great) films. The title is taken from Orson Welles ' great acceptance speech at the AFI dinner (included in its entirity), when he called himself a "maverick".A lot of fun to view-and review.


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