as a producer was always concerned with the speed of the narrative, and the pacing of the storytelling.
convinced McCarthy to cast the gifted but combatively alcoholic George C.
After beginning his career under Darryl Zanuck
at Twentieth-Century Fox, de Rochemont created his own production companies to make industrial, educational, and governmental films; he was in an ideal position, both logistically and ideologically, to make Animal Farm.
Landis also had wit and strength, neither of which served her well in her relationships with her four husbands and many lovers, including Busby Berkeley, Darryl Zanuck
, and Jacqueline Susann.
World War II forced film mogul Darryl Zanuck
to cancel plans to shoot the picture in Wales.
,production head of Twentieth Century Fox,overlooked several black actresses, including Lena Horne,for the part, which featured what was then the ``forbidden kiss'' -between a white man and a black woman.
Intriguingly, Merrill Zandack sounds amazingly like the name of famed producer Darryl Zanuck
, who was notorious for his oversized libido and whose later films were designed to promote the careers of his successive girlfriends, including Bella Darvi and, Juliette Greco.
Then Darryl Zanuck
offered him Keys of the Kingdom.
In his successful bid to one-up Darryl Zanuck
's 1962 epic The Longest Day, Spielberg has dazzled civilian and military audiences (including D-Day veterans) with his uncompromising depiction of slaughter on the beaches of Normandy.
Every Monday, the cast sits around a huge desk in the basement of the Darryl Zanuck
theatre on the Fox lot in LA.
The Egyptian was an attempt on the part of Fox's Darryl Zanuck
in 1954 to cash in on the widescreen spectacular craze.
's "The Longest Day" (1962)--to which "Saving Private Ryan" is compared with regularity--actually was preceded by a playing of the national anthem when it was released in major movie palaces.
Visualize on the screen gray clapboard, slate-colored sky, omni-ous (as Darryl Zanuck
used to say) music.
In October 1942 Emanual reported that the Americans did not yet realize the potential of film propaganda and that a lack of vision made American films "dull and stereotyped." He concluded that"[t]he Walt Disney Studios could produce magnificent training films under the guidance of our own War Office."(6) The British perception that American film propagandists recognized British superiority was seemingly confirmed when Colonel Darryl Zanuck
visited Britain on a fact-finding mission for the United States Army Signal Corps.(7)
When making At the Front in North Africa, Darryl Zanuck
stuck to authentic war footage, unlike his British counterpart, David Macdonald, who in his Desert War liberally mixed such footage with staged action.