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The Man on Lincoln's Nose

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Overview

Genre
Biography, Arts, and Portrait
Synopsis

Production design has always been a key part of the Hollywood filmmaking process, but until recently the field received very little critical attention. But thanks to Daniel Raim's lucid and concise Oscar-nominated documentary about Robert Boyle, one of Hollywood's best art directors, a general audience now has a chance to savor what these masters of their craft have contributed. Boyle tells stories about working on everything from Hitchcock's "North by Northwest," "The Birds" and "Marnie" to "Fiddler on the Roof." Raim has done an imaginative job of editing production storyboards and sketches with photographs and film segments so that we 'get' what the production designer actually does. The detailed segment on constructing Mt. Rushmore in the studio (thus the film's title!) is fascinating, as we learn more about how actual photos of a location can be skillfully blended with a constructed set. --Andrew Horton, Cineaste Magazine, June 22, 2001

Stage
finished
Running time
40 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Adama Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
1998-2000
Locations
Los Angeles, Bodega Bay, Paramount Studios

Distribution Details

Release year
2000
Awards
Academy Award, Best Documentary Short Subject
Distribution
Docurama Films (Bonus Film on Something's Gonna Live DVD)
Language
English

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