Posts tagged with ‘director’

  • Interview With Director/Writer John Barnard, “Menorca”

    By Ruth on May 14, 2017
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    Because I follow the life and career of Tammy Gillis so closely, I was well aware of her current film, Menorca. Being the indie film champion that I am, I did my homework and discovered who the writer and director was–John Barnard. Recently, I had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about how he got started in the business, […]
  • This Day in History December 18, 1946

    By Ruth on December 18, 2012
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    I would venture to say that Steven Spielberg is one of the most iconic film directors in history. And on this date in 1946, he was born.  I did not realize that he was born Jewish, but I can certainly see it now.  I just never thought about it.  He began as an unpaid intern at Universal Studios in the […]
  • This Day in History December 15, 1952

    By Ruth on December 15, 2012
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Julie_Taymor_Shankbone_2009_Metropolitan_Opera.jpg Today is Julie Taymor’s birthday.  That may mean nothing to you, but she was born on this date in 1952.  She is a well-respected director, and her interest in theater began early in her life.   In the 1970’s, she lived in Japan while studying puppetry and Japanese theater.  Then she lived in Indonesia where she worked as an […]
  • This Day in History October 13, 1912

    By Ruth on October 13, 2012
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    By Trailer screenshot (The Greatest Show on Earth trailer) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Have you ever heard of Cornel Wilde or seen The Greatest Show on Earth?  Well, it just so happens that on this date in 1912, Cornel Wilde was born.  His real name?  Kornél Lajos Weisz.  And he was born in what was then Hungary and what […]
  • This Day in History December 18, 1946

    By Ruth on December 18, 2011
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    He is one of the best-known film directors of our time, and it was on this date in 1946 that Steven Spielberg was born. The first movie he directed was The Sugarland Express with Goldie Hawn.  But his first blockbuster was Jaws in 1975. It became the first movie in history to gross over 100 million.  Similar box office success was achieved […]