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  • Actors: Jean Arthur, Fred Astaire, Montgomery Clift, James Dean, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Mono)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French, English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video / Sunset Home Visual Entertainment (SHE)
  • DVD Release Date: February 13, 2013
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0004Z312K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #220,680 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Steven Hellerstedt on March 13, 2005
Format: DVD
George Stevens, Jr. pays loving tribute to his father in GEORGE STEVENS: A FILMMAKER'S JOURNEY.

The documentary opens with a scene from Giant (1956) and quickly segues to a scene from Alice Adams (1935). Appropriately enough. Alice Adams was his first big feature and Giant was the next to last good movie he directed. After The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) he directed a couple of real stinkers - The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) and The Only Game in Town (1970), with Elizabeth Taylor.

Most of this entertaining movie is devoted to Stevens' great movies, and there's a raft of them - Alice Adams, Gunga Din, The Best Years of Our Lives, and the list goes on. Interspersed in some extended scenes from the movies are interviews with actors and actresses, producers and fellow directors. This is a movie of praise, and it's a real treat for fans of old movies to get a chance to listen to Fred and Ginger talk about the `break-up' dance in Swing Time, Cary Grant and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. talk over film clips and color home movie 16-mm clips from the Gunga Din set, and Joel McCrea discussing the making of the wonderful war-time movie The More the Merrier.

Also included is 16mm footage Stevens took in Europe during World War Two. The only color footage, the movie tells us, to come out of Europe during the war. A fun and fascinating appreciation of one of cinema's master directors. Highly recommended.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Samantha Glasser VINE VOICE on July 22, 2007
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Just one look at the film works of George Stevens, and it becomes obvious that he was an important director. His movies have become classics that have inspired other film makers. Here, his son and the stars that worked with him remember a man who was dedicated to his craft and who helped to shape the movie industry.

We start with Alice Adams, by now a classic Katharine Hepburn film. The pacing is discussed, its innovations are covered, and Stevens' knack for comedy is praised. Hepburn provides additional commentary. Next is Gunga Din, then Hepburn's teaming with Spencer Tracy, and the impact WWII had on Stevens' work as a director. This change is illustrated by his next movies including I Remember Mama, A Place in the Sun, Shane, Giant, The Diary of Anne Frank, and finally The Greatest Story Ever Told. Fans and collegues bring the experiences of making the films to life.

Some of his career is ignored, including his first stint with Hal Roach's Boy Friend series. As a fan of those films, some coverage would have been great to see.

Hardly any of Stevens' personal life is mentioned, so the documentary comes off slightly hollow. Anyone could dig up the films and make their own impressions. It would have been more exciting to hear about the man behind the movies. Still, there are some interesting bits, so this documentary is not a total loss. It will never be a must-have, though.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Scott Isenberg on October 18, 2012
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This was a wonderful documentary when it was first released some twenty-five years ago and holds up very well today. Stevens is a filmmaker of many classic Hollywood films including "Women of the Year," "A Place in the Sun," "Shane" and "Giant" yet he is overlooked if not entirely forgotten today. This film makes a persuasive argument as to why that should not be so.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Peter Shelley on August 27, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
When the son of a director makes a film about his father, you have certain expectations. Bias, yes, but also insight and facts that are otherwise unknown. George Stevens Jnr provides us with his father's behind the scenes footage and also the World War 2 film he shot of D-day, the liberation of Paris, and Dachau, since he was in the special coverage unit. (The war footage is actually badly edited, or is it that the material is still subject to the censorship of the military?, and accompanied by a Hollywood-type saccharine score by Carl Davis). Jnr tells us that he was bequeathed his father's memorabilia, yet when it comes to covering his Hollywood career, we get hardly anything new. Even the behind the scenes home movies are mostly tedious images of the actors waving to the camera. So then we are left with the movies Snr made, complemeted by present day interviews with some of the actors involved. Of these, Katharine Hepburn is particularly entertaining. George Stevens is admired in the same way as John Ford, a point driven home by iconic profile stills of Snr in a cowboy hat. Like Ford, Stevens style was simple. He boasted that he could manage any genre, though he never tried a thriller, and his contemporaries Howard Hawks, William Wyler or John Huston were just as versatile and also managed to add some individuality. So there hangs an air of suffocating self-importance to the films we see. What is interesting is that this air evolved. His career in Hollywood began as a cameraman and gag writer for Laurel and Hardy, and Hal Roach. The story of how he overcame the blue eyes of Stan Laurel that the camera didn't register is the promise of detail unfulfilled. And the action of Gunga Din looks fun. Hepburn may have hit upon the reason for Stevens loss of humour.Read more ›
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