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Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2015)

Harold and Lillian eloped to Hollywood in 1947, where they became the film industry's secret weapons. Nobody talked about them, but everybody wanted them. Theirs is the greatest story never told-until now.

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Movie fans know the work of Harold and Lillian Michelson, even if they don't recognize the names. Working largely uncredited in the Hollywood system, storyboard artist Harold and film researcher Lillian left an indelible mark on classics by Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski and many more. Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversations with Harold and Lillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola and others, this deeply engaging documentary from Academy Award®-nominated director Daniel Raim offers both a moving portrait of a marriage and a celebration of the unknown talents that help shape the films we love.

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Harold y Lillian: una historia de amor en Hollywood  »

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One of American film critic Chase Whale's top 10 films of the year. See more »

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Lillian Michelson: [referring to Tom Waits] And he just liked to sit there and just talk about his life. He had this gravelly voice that just was fascinating. Everything that came out of him sounded as if it should be a police confession.
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Features The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

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Clair De Lune [Suite Bergamasque]
Performed by Alexis Weissenberg
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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anyone who loves movies! also feminists, autism activists and lovers of love!
30 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

Sharp, compelling and surprisingly emotional, this love story packs a punch. A fantastic look at Hollywood's past, as well as a moving story about a family.

Lillian is my new hero! Her sly humor and charm are like sunshine. A true feminist from before feminism was a thing. Well done.


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