Directed a pilot for a proposed comedy for ABC called "Inside Danny Baker".
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[on Rome, Open City
(1945)] It was all that neorealism; it just caught me at the right time. I can't even remember, but I know there were a few films at that time, neorealist films, that they were doing in Europe that we were not doing here. It just felt so real to me and so good. I didn't jump and say, "Oh, I want to make movies like that," but I guess I was feeling that without realizing it. ...
He studied psychology at the University of Toronto, and law at the University of British Columbia. He decided to go into communications, and got a job at Canada's CBC network in Toronto. He started out directing public affairs programs, and eventually advanced to dramas, where he caught Hollywood's attention.