The Men Who Made The Movies Premiere

ARTS CHANNEL – Thursdays in January, 7.30pm

This extraordinary 6-part series explores the careers of five of Hollywood’s most talented and influential directors: Howard Hawks, King Vidor, George Cukor, Raoul Walsh and Samuel Fuller. Providing a fascinating history of the film industry, each show in the series features exclusive interviews with the director and film clips that demonstrate the genius each man brought to the screen. The series, featuring a new narration by Sydney Pollack, offers personal reminiscences from the directors combined with re-mastered clips featuring the best scenes from most of their best films. It gives an overview of how and why they began their careers, the excitement of their craft, how they define a director’s job and the events they gratefully acknowledge as making their careers.

Subscribe to our mailing list

About the author