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This documentary focuses on the role of the casting director in movie making and particularly on Marion Dougherty. She began work in the late 1940s sending up and coming young actors to be cast in the then new medium of television. It wasn't until the 1970s that the contribution on casting directors was recognized in film credits and even today there is no Oscar awarded for that role in filmmaking. Written by
Director Tom Donahue interviewed over 240 people for the film, but only 57 interviews made it into the movie. Sending emails to those who did not make the cut was a heartbreaking experience. See more »
There was a time (mostly gone, now) when acting meant ACTING; when the right Actor could be given the Right Part and the grex would be a remarkable thing to see. Nowadays, of course, a lot of actors are little more than Stand-Ins, who PANTOMINE for cgi that aren't there- MIMES, to be more precise. I've always looked for the name of the Casting Director on movies that boasted particularly memorable performances by competent Actors. Two of the names that I recall seeing on a good many of the most memorable movies I ever saw were Dougherty and Lynn Stalmaster. (In fact, up until I saw this documentary, I thought that Lynn Stalmaster was a WOMAN.) Times have indeed changed (and not for the better), but we'll still have all those old movies with all those Great performances- and we'll always have Marion Dougherty and Lynn Stalmaster to thank for it.
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