An insufferable film snob wanders off the beaten track, then comes back and talks about what he has seen.
Preminger's intensity is plainly evident in this great shot, Jeff. He was a powerful, some might suggest overpowering, influence on an entire generation of directors. He had his way with his stars and in the final analysis took from them the performance he wanted - either by mutual consent or by force.Great post.
There are some pretty significant directors who had the reputation for being world-class assholes. (Lang, Von Sternberg, Ford....It's a long list), but Preminger might have been the worst.You're right, however, in stating that he consistenly got great performances.
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