Mr. Novak (1963–1965)
With a career lasting 50 years, Sargent brought to the big screen such thrilling cinema as The Taking Of The Pelham One Two Three, MacArthur, White Lightning and Colossus: The Forbin Project.
Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay made the following statement upon learning of the passing of director Joseph Sargent:
“When it comes to directing Movies for Television, Joe’s dominance and craftsmanship was legendary – for the past 50 years. With eight DGA Awards nominations in Movies for Television, more than any other director in this category, Joe embodied directorial excellence on the small screen. He was unafraid of taking risks, believing in his heart that television audiences demanded the highest quality stories – whether chronicling uncomfortable historic events like the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study in Miss Evers’ Boys, or compelling personal stories about inspiring individuals like
She died Friday at her home in Los Angeles due to complications from pancreatic cancer, family members said. She was 69. Her family had announced she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September.
Franklin was a veteran stage and television performer before One Day At a Time made her a star.
Developed by Norman Lear and co-created by Whitney Blake – herself a former sitcom star and single mother raising future
I was at the 10th Motovun Film Festival, in Croatia two summers ago, mainly to see their ‘interactive cinema programme’. Motovun is renowned as a Woodstock of film festivals and often includes an interesting side programme. This year’s Motovun Film Festival began yesterday (26 July), with a side programme of Slovenian film, socially-committed topics tackling issues like human trafficking and rape, quirky “of people, cats and dogs”, and several homages to renowned directors.
When I attended the festival there were three screenings that handed over the director’s role to the audience; we were to decide the outcomes of these movies. The films screened were Czech ‘Kinoautomat’ “Man and His Home” (1966), Danish “Switching” (2003) and Canadian “Late Fragment” (2007).
Kinoautomat, the first interactive cinema and brain child of Czech director Radúz Činčera was invented in 1966. Alongside the movie projection, two moderators sitting at the stage were part of the spectacle.
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