Joseph McBride

Cannonball (1976)

Coy "Cannonball" Buckman (David Carradine) and his blazing red Pontiac enter the Trans-America Grand Prix, an underground road race spanning the continent in which there are no rules, no speed limits and no heed for the law. En route, Buckman jockeys with an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bartel
CAST:  David Carradine  •  Bill McKinney  •  Veronica Hamel  •  Gerrit Graham

Coy "Cannonball" Buckman (David Carradine) and his blazing red Pontiac enter the Trans-America Grand Prix, an underground road race spanning the continent in which there are no rules, no speed limits and no heed for the law. En route, Buckman jockeys with an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bartel
CAST:  David Carradine  •  Bill McKinney  •  Veronica Hamel  •  Gerrit Graham

1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (2009)

1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year is a once-over-lightly evocation of a slate of classic films unmatched before or since. In a year permitting 10 Best Picture nominees, the final cut included Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Dark Victory, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Mr. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Nasr
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Clark Gable  •  Vivien Leigh  •  Olivia de Havilland

1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year is a once-over-lightly evocation of a slate of classic films unmatched before or since. In a year permitting 10 Best Picture nominees, the final cut included Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Dark Victory, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Mr. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Nasr
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Clark Gable  •  Vivien Leigh  •  Olivia de Havilland

Frank Capra's American Dream (1997)

A documentary looking at the life and career of film director Frank Capra. Hosted by Ron Howard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Bowser
CAST:  Ron Howard  •  Robert Altman  •  Frank Capra, Jr.  •  Tom Capra

A documentary looking at the life and career of film director Frank Capra. Hosted by Ron Howard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Bowser
CAST:  Ron Howard  •  Robert Altman  •  Frank Capra, Jr.  •  Tom Capra

Hollywood Boulevard (1976)

Joe Dante and Allan Arkush direct this story of the glamour, the glitter, the magical allure of Hollywood... and not a speck of it rubs off on Miracle Pictures, where "If it's a good picture, it's a Miracle." This is a hilarious tribute to the unsung heroes who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante  •  Allan Arkush
CAST:  Candice Rialson  •  Mary Woronov  •  Dick Miller  •  Jeffrey Kramer

Joe Dante and Allan Arkush direct this story of the glamour, the glitter, the magical allure of Hollywood... and not a speck of it rubs off on Miracle Pictures, where "If it's a good picture, it's a Miracle." This is a hilarious tribute to the unsung heroes who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante  •  Allan Arkush
CAST:  Candice Rialson  •  Mary Woronov  •  Dick Miller  •  Jeffrey Kramer

The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

Surrounded by fans and skeptics, grizzled director J.J. "Jake" Hannaford returns from years abroad in Europe to a changed Hollywood, where he attempts to make his innovative comeback film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  John Huston  •  Robert Random  •  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Susan Strasberg

Surrounded by fans and skeptics, grizzled director J.J. "Jake" Hannaford returns from years abroad in Europe to a changed Hollywood, where he attempts to make his innovative comeback film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  John Huston  •  Robert Random  •  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Susan Strasberg

The Orson Welles Show (1979)

Unsold pilot for a talk show hosted by Orson Welles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles  •  Stanley Sheff
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Angie Dickinson  •  Frank Oz

Unsold pilot for a talk show hosted by Orson Welles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles  •  Stanley Sheff
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Angie Dickinson  •  Frank Oz

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

The extraordinary life of Orson Welles (1915-1985), an enigma of Hollywood, an irreducible independent creator: a musical prodigy, an excellent painter, a master of theater and radio, a modern Shakespeare, a magician who was always searching for a new trick to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Workman
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Christopher Welles  •  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Joanne Hill Styles

The extraordinary life of Orson Welles (1915-1985), an enigma of Hollywood, an irreducible independent creator: a musical prodigy, an excellent painter, a master of theater and radio, a modern Shakespeare, a magician who was always searching for a new trick to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Workman
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Christopher Welles  •  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Joanne Hill Styles

This Is Orson Welles (2015)

Misunderstood genius, superstar, Hollywood’s fallen angel... Orson Welles left his indelible mark on the 20th century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julia Kuperberg  •  Clara Kuperberg
CAST:  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Martin Scorsese  •  Henry Jaglom  •  Orson Welles

Misunderstood genius, superstar, Hollywood’s fallen angel... Orson Welles left his indelible mark on the 20th century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julia Kuperberg  •  Clara Kuperberg
CAST:  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Martin Scorsese  •  Henry Jaglom  •  Orson Welles

Orson Welles: Shadows & Light (2015)

Giant of cinema, the embodiment of creation, Orson Welles is the man who reinvents the film language at 24-years old. Who is hidding behind this impressive figure? This movie is a journey towards the man behind the legend. It drags us into the labyrinth with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elisabeth Kapnist
CAST:  Henry Jaglom  •  Joseph McBride  •  David Thomson

Giant of cinema, the embodiment of creation, Orson Welles is the man who reinvents the film language at 24-years old. Who is hidding behind this impressive figure? This movie is a journey towards the man behind the legend. It drags us into the labyrinth with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elisabeth Kapnist
CAST:  Henry Jaglom  •  Joseph McBride  •  David Thomson

Gene Tierney: A Forgotten Star (2017)

Martin Scorsese is among those paying tribute to Gene Tierney, the Academy Award-nominated American actress who was a leading lady in Hollywood throughout the 1940s and '50s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julia Kuperberg  •  Clara Kuperberg
CAST:  Gene Tierney  •  Martin Scorsese  •  Joseph McBride  •  Molly Haskell

Martin Scorsese is among those paying tribute to Gene Tierney, the Academy Award-nominated American actress who was a leading lady in Hollywood throughout the 1940s and '50s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julia Kuperberg  •  Clara Kuperberg
CAST:  Gene Tierney  •  Martin Scorsese  •  Joseph McBride  •  Molly Haskell

Perspectives on Othello: Joseph McBride on Orson Welles (2014)

Welles scholar Joseph McBride discusses the 1952 film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play. (A 32-minute edit of this documentary was presented by the Criterion Collection in their edition of Othello.)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Fischer
CAST:  Joseph McBride

Welles scholar Joseph McBride discusses the 1952 film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play. (A 32-minute edit of this documentary was presented by the Criterion Collection in their edition of Othello.)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Fischer
CAST:  Joseph McBride

They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018)

As his life comes to its end, famous Hollywood director Orson Welles puts it all on the line at the chance for renewed success with the film The Other Side of the Wind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Neville
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Oja Kodar  •  John Huston

As his life comes to its end, famous Hollywood director Orson Welles puts it all on the line at the chance for renewed success with the film The Other Side of the Wind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Neville
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Oja Kodar  •  John Huston

John Ford: The Man Who Invented America (2019)

Over a 50-year career and more than a hundred movies, filmmaker John Ford (1894-1973) forged the legend of the Far West. By giving a face to the underprivileged, from humble cowboys to persecuted minorities, he revealed like no one else the great social divisions ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Christophe Klotz
CAST:  Jean-Christophe Klotz  •  Joseph McBride  •  Cécile Gornet  •  Michel Cieutat

Over a 50-year career and more than a hundred movies, filmmaker John Ford (1894-1973) forged the legend of the Far West. By giving a face to the underprivileged, from humble cowboys to persecuted minorities, he revealed like no one else the great social divisions ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Christophe Klotz
CAST:  Jean-Christophe Klotz  •  Joseph McBride  •  Cécile Gornet  •  Michel Cieutat

Stagecoach: A Story of Redemption (2006)

Short documentary about the making of the John Ford/John Wayne film "Stagecoach".  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Rudy Behlmer  •  Michael F. Blake  •  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Dan Ford

Short documentary about the making of the John Ford/John Wayne film "Stagecoach".  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Rudy Behlmer  •  Michael F. Blake  •  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Dan Ford

Billy Wilder: Nobody's Perfect (2016)

Biography on the famous writer-director, Billy Wilder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julia Kuperberg  •  Clara Kuperberg
CAST:  Joseph McBride  •  Tony Maietta  •  Paul Diamond

Biography on the famous writer-director, Billy Wilder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julia Kuperberg  •  Clara Kuperberg
CAST:  Joseph McBride  •  Tony Maietta  •  Paul Diamond