Frank Darabont

Frank Darabont (born January 28, 1959) is a Hungarian-American film director, screenwriter and producer who has been nominated for three Academy Awards and a Golden Globe. He was born in France by Hungarian parents who fled Budapest during the 1956 uprising, but the family moved to Los Angeles while he was still an infant. He has directed the films The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and The Mist, all based on stories by Stephen King. In 2010 he developed and executive produced the first season of the AMC network television series The Walking Dead. Description above from the Wikipedia article Frank Darabont, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bob Gunton  •  William Sadler

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bob Gunton  •  William Sadler

The Green Mile (1999)

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A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Michael Clarke Duncan  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  David Morse

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Michael Clarke Duncan  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  David Morse

The Majestic (2001)

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Martin Landau  •  Laurie Holden  •  David Ogden Stiers

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Martin Landau  •  Laurie Holden  •  David Ogden Stiers

Tales from the Script (2009)

Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon"), John Carpenter ("Halloween"), Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption"), William Goldman ("The Princess Bride"), Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver"), and dozens of other Hollywood screenwriters share hilarious anecdotes and penetrating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hanson
CAST:  John Carpenter  •  Frank Darabont  •  Steven E. de Souza  •  Antwone Fisher

Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon"), John Carpenter ("Halloween"), Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption"), William Goldman ("The Princess Bride"), Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver"), and dozens of other Hollywood screenwriters share hilarious anecdotes and penetrating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hanson
CAST:  John Carpenter  •  Frank Darabont  •  Steven E. de Souza  •  Antwone Fisher

RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' (2005)

An in-depth look at the genesis, production, and legacy of the 1933 production “King Kong,” one of the most influential films ever made.  (more)

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CAST:  Sam Fontana  •  Phil Tippett  •  Rick Baker  •  Joe Dante

An in-depth look at the genesis, production, and legacy of the 1933 production “King Kong,” one of the most influential films ever made.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Sam Fontana  •  Phil Tippett  •  Rick Baker  •  Joe Dante

The Woman in the Room (1983)

The main character, an attorney by profession, spends endless hours with his terminally ill mother. Death is her only way out and he's the only one that can help.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Michael Cornelison  •  Dee Croxton  •  Brian Libby

The main character, an attorney by profession, spends endless hours with his terminally ill mother. Death is her only way out and he's the only one that can help.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Michael Cornelison  •  Dee Croxton  •  Brian Libby

Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138' (2004)

The Making of feature for the George Lucas movie 'THX 1138'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  George Lucas  •  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Walter Murch  •  Matthew Robbins

The Making of feature for the George Lucas movie 'THX 1138'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  George Lucas  •  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Walter Murch  •  Matthew Robbins

Nightmare Factory (2011)

The story of how one Pittsburgh boy’s fascination with monsters drove him to the very top of the Hollywood food chain. In 1989, Greg Nicotero, much to his parents’ chagrin, quit medical school and headed for Hollywood to pursue a dream of making monsters. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donna Davies
CAST:  Gregory Nicotero  •  Howard Berger  •  Tom Savini  •  John Carpenter

The story of how one Pittsburgh boy’s fascination with monsters drove him to the very top of the Hollywood food chain. In 1989, Greg Nicotero, much to his parents’ chagrin, quit medical school and headed for Hollywood to pursue a dream of making monsters. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donna Davies
CAST:  Gregory Nicotero  •  Howard Berger  •  Tom Savini  •  John Carpenter

The United Monster Talent Agency (2010)

IN NEED OF A MONSTER FOR YOUR MOTION PICTURE? LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE UNITED MONSTER TALENT AGENCY.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Nicotero
CAST:  Cerina Vincent  •  Sam Page  •  Carey Jones  •  Frank Darabont

IN NEED OF A MONSTER FOR YOUR MOTION PICTURE? LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE UNITED MONSTER TALENT AGENCY.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Nicotero
CAST:  Cerina Vincent  •  Sam Page  •  Carey Jones  •  Frank Darabont

Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (2013)

A documentary on legendary movie-poster artist Drew Struzan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Erik Sharkey
CAST:  Drew Struzan  •  Harrison Ford  •  Michael J. Fox  •  George Lucas

A documentary on legendary movie-poster artist Drew Struzan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Erik Sharkey
CAST:  Drew Struzan  •  Harrison Ford  •  Michael J. Fox  •  George Lucas

Buried Alive (1990)

A married woman and her lover plot to kill her husband to make off with the insurance money. However, their attempt to murder him using poisonous fish toxins backfires when he awakens inside his coffin and returns from the grave, hellbent on revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  William Atherton  •  Hoyt Axton

A married woman and her lover plot to kill her husband to make off with the insurance money. However, their attempt to murder him using poisonous fish toxins backfires when he awakens inside his coffin and returns from the grave, hellbent on revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  William Atherton  •  Hoyt Axton

The Mist (2007)

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After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten their lives, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Laurie Holden  •  Toby Jones

After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten their lives, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Laurie Holden  •  Toby Jones

The Making of The Walking Dead (2010)

The Making of the TV Series The Walking Dead  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Nasr
CAST:  Frank Darabont  •  Robert Kirkman  •  Denise M. Huth  •  Gregory Nicotero

The Making of the TV Series The Walking Dead  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Nasr
CAST:  Frank Darabont  •  Robert Kirkman  •  Denise M. Huth  •  Gregory Nicotero

Fantastic Flesh: The Art of Make-Up EFX (2008)

This documentary delves into the art of make-up effects with industry legends Dick Smith, Rob Bottin, Tom Savini, John Landis, Frank Darabont, Joe Dante and many others with a strong focus on Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger of KNB Make-Up EFX. Written by Kevin VanHook  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin VanHook
CAST:  Howard Berger  •  Rob Bottin  •  Josh Brolin  •  John Carpenter

This documentary delves into the art of make-up effects with industry legends Dick Smith, Rob Bottin, Tom Savini, John Landis, Frank Darabont, Joe Dante and many others with a strong focus on Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger of KNB Make-Up EFX. Written by Kevin VanHook  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin VanHook
CAST:  Howard Berger  •  Rob Bottin  •  Josh Brolin  •  John Carpenter

Light in the Darkness: The Impact of 'Night of the Living Dead' (2018)

A short documentary featuring filmmakers Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and Robert Rodriguez discussing the influence of George A. Romero's 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoko Sugiyama
CAST:  Frank Darabont  •  Guillermo del Toro  •  Robert Rodriguez

A short documentary featuring filmmakers Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and Robert Rodriguez discussing the influence of George A. Romero's 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoko Sugiyama
CAST:  Frank Darabont  •  Guillermo del Toro  •  Robert Rodriguez

Stephen King's World of Horror (1986)

A documentary about the works of novelist Stephen King and his influence on popular culture and his impact on horror film and novels. Includes celebrity guests John Carpenter, Clive Barker and Frank Darabont, plus a section on outrageous horror film promotions. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Simmons  •  Rick Marchesano
CAST:  Stephen King  •  John Carpenter  •  Clive Barker  •  Frank Darabont

A documentary about the works of novelist Stephen King and his influence on popular culture and his impact on horror film and novels. Includes celebrity guests John Carpenter, Clive Barker and Frank Darabont, plus a section on outrageous horror film promotions. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Simmons  •  Rick Marchesano
CAST:  Stephen King  •  John Carpenter  •  Clive Barker  •  Frank Darabont

This Is Horror (1989)

This horror documentary is not the same as the 1986 TV special Stephen King's World of Horror nor the 1988 VHS release of the same name, which runs 45 minutes, was distributed by Front Row Entertainment and is about King himself. Instead, This Is Horror (copyright ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Simmons  •  Rick Marchesano
CAST:  Stephen King  •  Henry Strozier  •  Dario Argento  •  Charles Band

This horror documentary is not the same as the 1986 TV special Stephen King's World of Horror nor the 1988 VHS release of the same name, which runs 45 minutes, was distributed by Front Row Entertainment and is about King himself. Instead, This Is Horror (copyright ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Simmons  •  Rick Marchesano
CAST:  Stephen King  •  Henry Strozier  •  Dario Argento  •  Charles Band

Stephen King: Shining in the Dark (1999)

A documentary looking at the life and work of Stephen King.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Stewart
CAST:  Stephen King  •  Tom Hanks  •  Harry Dean Stanton  •  Tim Robbins

A documentary looking at the life and work of Stephen King.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Stewart
CAST:  Stephen King  •  Tom Hanks  •  Harry Dean Stanton  •  Tim Robbins

Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of 'King Kong' (2006)

Following the immense success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Peter Jackson directs King Kong (2005). This documentary follows him, and the immense project from start to finish. It turns out that this one film may actually be a larger task to complete than all 3 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pellerin
CAST:  Peter Jackson  •  Richard Taylor  •  Alan Lee  •  Philippa Boyens

Following the immense success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Peter Jackson directs King Kong (2005). This documentary follows him, and the immense project from start to finish. It turns out that this one film may actually be a larger task to complete than all 3 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pellerin
CAST:  Peter Jackson  •  Richard Taylor  •  Alan Lee  •  Philippa Boyens

When Darkness Came: The Making of 'The Mist' (2008)

Behind the scenes documentary on the making of the film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Nasr
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  Frank Darabont  •  Stephen King  •  Anna Garduno

Behind the scenes documentary on the making of the film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Nasr
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  Frank Darabont  •  Stephen King  •  Anna Garduno
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