Casting by

Casting by

DVD - 2014
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It places the spotlight on one of filmmaking's unsung heroes, casting director Marion Dougherty, and takes viewers on a journey through 50 years of Hollywood history from an entirely new perspective. Relying on her exquisite taste and gut instincts, Dougherty helped usher in the 'New Hollywood' with movies like Midnight Cowboy, The Graduate, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid and Bonnie and Clyde.
Publisher: New York : First Run Features, 2014
Branch Call Number: DVD 979.494 C278
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Additional Contributors: Donahue, Tom
First-Run Features (Firm)


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Sep 25, 2018

Fascinating documentary on casting. Shows in fascinating detail how Dustin Hoffman, for instance, was picked over other actors who were taller and waspier for The Graduate.

Apr 27, 2015

I believe the summary encapsulates the contribution of this woman to the film industry, which didn't see fit to honour her in her lifetime despite her many accomplishments.

Very good documentary.

Feb 21, 2015

Taylor Hackford explains why there are so few women directors. As he makes clear -- the term director is already taken and it means white male show runner. If women want to be directors of photography, casting or whatever, they have to use a different term, like directoress.


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