There’s been a vacuum with movies that people can relate to. There’s been a paucity of dramas that people can relate to. I think audiences are clamoring to connect – particularly after 9/11 – with things that are genuine and real and I think documentaries are filling that need.
As a filmmaker I find it much more rewarding to work with actors who are classically trained. It's about the work and only the work.
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Simon Monjack had nothing to do with ‘Factory Girl.’ He filed a frivolous lawsuit against us… making bogus claims that we had stolen his script. He held us literally to hostage and we were forced to settle with him as he held our production over a barrel.
Kelly Preston is a remarkable human being and a great dramatic actress. It was a privilege as a director to tap into this part of her. Rarely do I make a kind of spiritual connection with my cast. Kelly was a wonderful exception. She is truly very special and I adore her.
I was very inspired by Les Blank’s film ‘Burden of Dreams.’ I think what’s unique about his film and the two I’ve made is that they’re close examinations of filmmakers and how their own emotional experiences reflect in the material they’re rendering, and vice versa – how that material sometimes colors their own lives.
|Birth:||25th May, 1963|
|Death:||29th October, 2010|
|Profession:||Documentary Filmmaker, Film Director, Screenwriter|
George Loening Hickenlooper III was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an American film director, documentary filmmaker, and screenwriter. After graduating from Yale University with a B.A. in History and Film Studies in 1986, he interned for the producer Roger Corman, and launched his directing career with Art, Acting, and the Suicide Chair: Dennis Hopper in 1988. He directed several films include: Factory Girl, Casino Jack, Hearts of Darkness( documentary film), The Man from Elysian Fields, Mayor of the Sunset Strip(documentary film), The Big Brass Ring, Ghost Brigade, Persons Unknown, Dogtown, and The Low Life. He himself won an Emmy for direction. He wrote several films include: Hearts of Darkness(documentary film), Mayor of the Sunset Strip(documentary film), and The Big Brass Ring.
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