During this attention-grabbing chronicle of Hollywood and the grand paintings of creating video clips, Peter Bogdanovich--director, screenwriter, actor, and critic--interviews 16 mythical administrators of the 1st hundred years of film:
Robert Aldrich George Cukor Allan Dwan Howard Hawks Alfred Hitchcock Chuck Jones Fritz Lang Joseph H. Lewis Sidney Lumet Leo McCartey Otto Preminger Don Siegel Josef von Sternberg Frank Tashlin Edgar G. Ulmer Raoul Walsh
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