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Joel Schumacher [electronic resource]

Prime Films (Firm)
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He broke into movies as a costume designer, but Joel Schumacher wanted to direct more than anything else. Woody Allen suggested writing as a springboard, prompting screenplays for Car Wash and The Wiz-which in turn led to Schumacher's directorial debut, The Incredible Shrinking Woman. In this program, the veteran filmmaker talks about those early experiences and the prominent directing career they forged. Subjects discussed include the importance of artistic vision, Schumacher's attraction to dark themes and material, and his emphasis on respecting actors rather than tricking them into a good performance. He also touches on his collaboration with Colin Farrell in Tigerland and Phone Booth.
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27 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 09, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Hollywood's Top Directors
Hollywood's top director
  • Backstory (3:00)
  • First Time Directing (2:11)
  • Commercial Break (0:28)
  • Finding Projects (2:08)
  • Pre-Production (5:11)
  • On Set (6:22)
  • Awards (1:43)
  • Favorite Films (1:29)
  • Last Word (1:47)
  • Credits: Joel Schumacher (0:56)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2007
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  • 39127s Films Media Group
  • 39129 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (27 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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