- Biography, Cultural History, Arts, Portrait, and History
Movie fans know the work of Harold and Lillian Michelson, even if they don’t recognize the names. Working largely uncredited in the Hollywood system, storyboard artist Harold and film researcher Lillian left an indelible mark on classics by Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski and many more. Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversations with Harold and Lillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola and others, this deeply engaging documentary from Academy Award®-nominated director Daniel Raim offers both a moving portrait of a marriage and a celebration of the unknown talents that help shape the films we love.
- Show treatment
Academy Award®-nominated director Daniel Raim and Executive Producer Danny DeVito ("Pulp Fiction," "Man on the Moon") present HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY, a fascinating and humanistic account of the romantic and creative partnership of storyboard artist Harold Michelson and his wife, film researcher Lillian Michelson—a talented couple once considered “the heart of Hollywood.”
Harold and Lillian worked on hundreds of iconic films during Hollywood’s golden age including "The Ten Commandments," "The Apartment," "The Birds," "Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?," "The Graduate," "Rosemary’s Baby," "Fiddler On The Roof," "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," "Scarface," "Full Metal Jacket" and more.
Although the couple was responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic examples of visual storytelling, their contributions remain largely uncredited. Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversations with Harold and Lillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Coppola and others, this deeply moving documentary chronicles their remarkable relationship and two extraordinary careers spanning six decades of movie-making history.
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- Running time
- 94 minutes
- Daniel Raim ... Director, Producer, Writer, Editor
- Prod. Co.
- Adama Films
- United States
- Years of Production
- Los Angeles
- Release year
- World Premiere at 2015 Cannes Film Festival, North American Premiere DOC NYC 2015
- Nominee—Golden Eye Award, Cannes Film Festival 2015
- A Zeitgeist Films release (theatrical), TCM (broadcast), and Netflix (streaming, all English-language territories)
- Broadcast (Prod.)
- TCM, Canal+
- Broadcast (Acq.)
- TCM (USA), CBC Documentary Channel (Canada), Canal+ (Spain)
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