Author of _King Vidor On Film Making_ (New York: David McKay, 1972), an excellent book on the subject.
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Nicholas Rodiv | King W. Vidor
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on the chaotic conditions of early Hollywood] Men who had never been inside a studio were given directing assignments on pure bluff. They wouldn't have the slightest notion of what a camera could do. Some of these ne'er-do-wells would turn out several pictures before being discovered; by the time busy executives got around to viewing their initial efforts, they would be well into their third ...
His wartime drama The Big Parade
(1925) cost about $200,000. However, MGM production chief Irving Thalberg
was so impressed by the rough cut that he ordered additional war footage to be shot in order to bolster production values. That extra footage brought the cost of the film up to $380,000.