Ended on 11/14/2013

CASTING BY -  (unrated)

2012 - USA - English - 89 minutes - Submarine Deluxe

Directed by: Tom Donahue

Featuring: Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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Marion Dougherty's exquisite taste and gut instincts helped change the old studio system and usher in the New Hollywood through her casting of landmark films like MIDNIGHT COWBLY,” BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID and BONNIE AND CLYDE. Lynn Stalmaster did the same with movies like THE GRADUATE and DELIVERANCE. They were iconoclasts that broke away from traditional typecasting and brought new kinds of leading men and women to the screen, among them Dustin Hoffman, Bette Midler, Robert Duvall and Gene Hackman.

A fast-paced journey through the last half-century of Hollywood history from an entirely new perspective, CASTING BY spotlights filmmaking’s unsung hero – the Casting Director.

The casting director is the only opening single card film credit that does not receive its own Academy Award nomination. However, as Martin Scorsese emphatically states at the start of the documentary, “More than 90 percent of directing a picture is the right casting.” Director Tom Donahue combines extensive archival material and exclusive interviews with A-list actors and directors, including Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Jeff Bridges, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Jon Voight, John Lithgow, Bette Midler and John Travolta, as well as Martin Scorsese, to tell the story of Hollywood’s most invisible and unheralded profession.

"Wildly entertaining" - Indiewire

"Nothing short of awesome" - Variety

"Outstanding" - Leonard Maltin

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Posted by : James Petersen Date Added: 1/11/2013 1:32:08 PMreport this post 
Loved the film. I rarely say this about any movie, but I could definitely see it again. As an actor, this is a must see and really changes my opinion on how to approach the biz.

Posted by : Vanessa Date Added: 10/30/2013 12:07:22 PMreport this post 
A must see - entertaining to the last minute, and super interesting new facts even for the most knowledgeable movie buff. I did not know that Bette Midler got her start in film as an extra on Hawaii, to name just one!

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