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  (in credits order)

Richard Dreyfuss ... Narrator (voice)
Robert Dalva ... Himself

Francis Ford Coppola ... Himself

Steven Spielberg ... Himself

George Lucas ... Himself

Martin Scorsese ... Himself
Carroll Ballard ... Himself
Ron Colby ... Himself

John Calley ... Himself

John Milius ... Himself
Walter Murch ... Himself
Willard Huyck ... Himself

Caleb Deschanel ... Himself
Tony Dingman ... Himself

Robert Duvall ... Himself
John Korty ... Himself
Matthew Robbins ... Himself
Eleanor Coppola ... Herself
Mona Skager ... Herself

Directed by
Gary Leva 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gary Leva 

Produced by
Gary Leva .... producer
Film Editing by
Gary Leva 
Art Department
Eric Floen .... graphics
Jaehi Jung .... graphics
Paolo Ledesma .... graphics
Sound Department
Michael Bidese .... sound
Rick Brush .... sound
Jay Farrington .... sound
Lawrence Freed .... sound
Michael Kimball .... sound
James Lindsey .... sound
Antonio Marques .... sound
Jack Norflus .... sound mixer
Stuart Pickering .... sound (as Stu Pickering)
Kyiakhalid Ruiz .... sound (as Kyia Ruiz)
Phil Ruth .... sound
Chris White .... sound
Marcus Zalewski .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Yoram Astrakhan .... camera operator
Jeff Daly .... camera operator
Steve Davy .... camera operator
Shaun Donahue .... camera operator
Rob Fortunato .... camera operator
Andrés Garretón .... camera operator
Jeff Halliday .... camera operator
DuWayne Rude .... camera operator (as Duwayne Rude)
Steven Wacks .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Matt Blundell .... assistant editor
Herrianne Cayabyab .... assistant on-line editor
Terence Curren .... colorist
Terence Curren .... on-line editor
Ryan Davis .... on-line editor
Dustin Fine .... assistant editor
Other crew
Matt Azeveda .... photographic retouching
Scott Carter .... photographic retouching
Michelle Jouan .... photographic retouching
Tina Mills .... photographic retouching
Bunny Alsup .... special thanks
Audrey Bamber .... special thanks
Michael Crawford .... special thanks
Rachel Eckerling .... special thanks
Paul Hemstreet .... special thanks
Meg McCarthy .... special thanks
James T. Mockoski .... special thanks (as James Mockoski)
Aggie Murch .... special thanks
Anahid Nazarian .... special thanks
Valarie Schwan .... special thanks
Vivian Sobchack .... special thanks
Chuck Speed .... special thanks
Scott Tambert .... special thanks
Faye Thompson .... special thanks
Emma Tillinger Koskoff .... special thanks (as Emma Tillinger)

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Additional Details

64 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

This documentary is featured on the 2-Disc edition DVD for THX 1138 (1971), released in 2004.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Sound of Music (1965)See more »


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Early indie, 24 April 2010
Author: Grann-Bach ( from Denmark

This is the feature-length documentary found on the 2-Disc DVD of the George Lucas Director's Cut of THX 1138. Yikes, what a mouthful. It consists of interviews(with all the film-makers and a few studio people, too) and some clips of the films that are talked about(even used ironically here and there), with occasional narration tying it all together. This gives a history of, well, the early years of American Zoetrope, as the title of it gives away. It is very interesting and well-told; I knew a lot of what was said in this already, going into it, and yet I was engaged throughout. The story-telling is competent, the whole thing is rather well-edited(the cuts and footage do not attract attention to themselves) and keeps to a great pace. You learn about the career beginnings of them all, find out how different and mutually helpful to one another Lucas and Ford Coppola were, and no, they don't deny the liberated drug use and sexuality(come on, it was the 60's and 70's). The whole thing ends with a brief bit of each of the talents, followed by a list of their work. I recommend this to any fan of the people it is about. 8/10

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