Jeanine Basinger

Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies (2001)

Blonde, beautiful and talented, Marion Davies was the first and funniest screwball comedienne. As star of two of the best comedies ever made, Show People and The Patsy, she combined zany slapstick and exuberant mimicry. Glamorous, witty and kind, both on screen and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Munro Neely
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Jeanine Basinger  •  Cari Beauchamp  •  Robert Board

Blonde, beautiful and talented, Marion Davies was the first and funniest screwball comedienne. As star of two of the best comedies ever made, Show People and The Patsy, she combined zany slapstick and exuberant mimicry. Glamorous, witty and kind, both on screen and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Munro Neely
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Jeanine Basinger  •  Cari Beauchamp  •  Robert Board

Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer (2002)

American Masters Series. Documentary on Gene Kelly that gives insight into his dancing, how he formed a style (first "blue collar dancer") and developed different cinematique techniques, such as brilliantly shot dancing sequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Trachtenberg
CAST:  Stanley Tucci  •  Gene Kelly  •  Jeanine Basinger  •  Betsy Blair

American Masters Series. Documentary on Gene Kelly that gives insight into his dancing, how he formed a style (first "blue collar dancer") and developed different cinematique techniques, such as brilliantly shot dancing sequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Trachtenberg
CAST:  Stanley Tucci  •  Gene Kelly  •  Jeanine Basinger  •  Betsy Blair

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

A Better Way to Die (2000)

Boomer (Wiper) is a rookie cop based in the urban hellhole that is downtown Chicago. After his involvement in a drug bust operation which results in the death of Carlos (Carmen Argenziano), his mentor and father figure, Boomer becomes disillusioned with the brutal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Wiper
CAST:  Scott Wiper  •  Jack Conley  •  Natasha Henstridge  •  Carmen Argenziano

Boomer (Wiper) is a rookie cop based in the urban hellhole that is downtown Chicago. After his involvement in a drug bust operation which results in the death of Carlos (Carmen Argenziano), his mentor and father figure, Boomer becomes disillusioned with the brutal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Wiper
CAST:  Scott Wiper  •  Jack Conley  •  Natasha Henstridge  •  Carmen Argenziano

Murnau, Borzage and Fox (2008)

Documentary focusing on the film careers F.W. Murnau, Frank Borzage and William Fox and their impact on the history of cinema.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cork  •  Lisa Van Eyssen
CAST:  Jeanine Basinger  •  John Belton  •  Janet Bergstrom  •  Robert S. Birchard

Documentary focusing on the film careers F.W. Murnau, Frank Borzage and William Fox and their impact on the history of cinema.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cork  •  Lisa Van Eyssen
CAST:  Jeanine Basinger  •  John Belton  •  Janet Bergstrom  •  Robert S. Birchard

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

Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003)

Brilliant, long in-the-works story of the life and art of the world's greatest comedian and the cinema's first genius, Charlie Chaplin. Produced, written and directed by renowned film critic Richard Schickel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Schickel
CAST:  Sydney Pollack  •  Woody Allen  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Jeanine Basinger

Brilliant, long in-the-works story of the life and art of the world's greatest comedian and the cinema's first genius, Charlie Chaplin. Produced, written and directed by renowned film critic Richard Schickel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Schickel
CAST:  Sydney Pollack  •  Woody Allen  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Jeanine Basinger

Wanderlust (2006)

A look at the mystique of road movies, combining interviews, film clips, music, photography, literature and a narrative storyline featuring Paul Rudd and Tom McCarthy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shari Springer Berman  •  Robert Pulcini
CAST:  Allison Anders  •  Jeanine Basinger  •  Robert Benton  •  Karen Black

A look at the mystique of road movies, combining interviews, film clips, music, photography, literature and a narrative storyline featuring Paul Rudd and Tom McCarthy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shari Springer Berman  •  Robert Pulcini
CAST:  Allison Anders  •  Jeanine Basinger  •  Robert Benton  •  Karen Black

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015)

A personal portrait of mythical and controversial actress Ingrid Bergman based on her many home movies and diaries.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stig Björkman
CAST:  Alicia Vikander  •  Isabella Rossellini  •  Roberto Rossellini  •  Isotta Rossellini

A personal portrait of mythical and controversial actress Ingrid Bergman based on her many home movies and diaries.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stig Björkman
CAST:  Alicia Vikander  •  Isabella Rossellini  •  Roberto Rossellini  •  Isotta Rossellini

Cary Grant: A Class Apart (2004)

Documentary that explores the life and career of leading man Cary Grant through film clips and interviews.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Trachtenberg
CAST:  Barbara Harris  •  Jeanine Basinger  •  Roderick Mann  •  Nancy Nelson

Documentary that explores the life and career of leading man Cary Grant through film clips and interviews.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Trachtenberg
CAST:  Barbara Harris  •  Jeanine Basinger  •  Roderick Mann  •  Nancy Nelson

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2018)

The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandra Dean
CAST:  Hedy Lamarr  •  Mel Brooks  •  Diane Kruger  •  Robert Osborne

The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandra Dean
CAST:  Hedy Lamarr  •  Mel Brooks  •  Diane Kruger  •  Robert Osborne

Un Américain nommé Kazan (2019)

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DIRECTION:  Claire Duguet
CAST:  Elia Kazan  •  Patricia Bosworth  •  Jay Cocks  •  James Gray

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DIRECTION:  Claire Duguet
CAST:  Elia Kazan  •  Patricia Bosworth  •  Jay Cocks  •  James Gray