Casting By (2013)

Casting By was released on DVD on September 16, 2014
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“Outstanding” – Leonard Maltin; Combining over 240 interviews, extensive archival footage, animated stills & documents with a moving original score, Director Tom Donahue has meticulously crafted the untold tale of the Hollywood casting director. CASTING BY is a celebration of the profession, highlighting its previously unsung role in film history while also serving as an elegy to the lost era of the New Hollywood. The documentary focuses on pioneer Marion Dougherty, an iconoclast whose exquisite¬†taste, tenacity and gut instincts brought a new kind of actor to the screen that would mark the end of the old studio system and help to usher in this revolutionary new period. The film skillfully draws a line through the last half century to show us the profession’s evolution from studio system type-casting to the rise of large ensemble films populated with unique and diverse casts. The interviewees are a Who’s Who of Hollywood legends including Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Jeff Bridges, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Diane Lane, Jon Voight, Danny Glover, Bette Midler, John Travolta and countless others.

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On DVD:

US DVD Release Date September 16, 2014
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 89 min
Theater Release Date November 1, 2013
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date September 16, 2014
Actors Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Al Pacino, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Woody Allen, Danny Glover, Paul Rudd
Directed by Tom Donahue
Studio HBO Documentary
MPAA Not-Rated (TV-14)
Gross $7,900
Genre(s) Documentary
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