Sidney Pollack

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I first met Sydney Pollack on 3 Days of the Condor, 1975 as a production assistant. We almost got together on Electric Horseman to write a book on his film career, but that's another story.  When he came to New York  making Tootsie he let me  shoot a behind the scenes look at the making of the film. It was also the first time Sydney and his Director of Photography Owen Roizman  were using video playback on his sets.

Sydney Pollack – Director – (1982-1983) – multiple interviews -- min (total)

Part 1: 30 min (No avi logo/logo - need to find Digital master without logo & ¾ tapes)

Part 2: 20 min “They Shoot Horses Don't They?”, “Three Days of the Condor” and others

Part 8: 5 min "Jeremiah Johnson"

Part 9: 3 min “The Way We Were”

Part 10: 3 min “The Yakuza”

Part 11: 5 min "Deerfield" and "Three Days of the Condor"

Part 12: 4 min "Electric Horseman" and Robert Redford

On Location: “Tootsie” (1983) 20 min (avi & Mpeg logo) Part 1: Dustin Hoffman on Park Ave "reveal" scene

On Location: “Tootsie” (1983) 20 min (avi & Mpeg logo) Part 2: Closing Scene on Theatre Row

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I'm on location with Director Sydney Pollack for the movie Tootsie in 1982 starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange. I worked with Dustin on Marathon Man and Kramer vs Kramer.

The Director's Series List of Interviews

Adrian Lyne – Director -- 20 min (avi no logo part 1and two segments edited avi & mpeg)

 

Albert Magnoli – Director – 44 min

Interview with director Albert Magnoli (1986) about American Anthem, Prince and his career. Director of Prince's Purple Rain (1984), Sign o' the Times, Tango & Cash and others.

 

Alan Parker – Director-- 35 min (avi with out log & Mpeg with Logo)

 

Alan Swift part one 2 hours (avi no logo part 1and two segments edited avi & mpeg)

 

Andy Laszlo -- Director of Photography -- 2 hours (avi no logo)

 

Andre Konsilosky – Director “Das Boot”-- 40 min (Two 20 minute Avi files no logo)

 

Ann Francois -- Actress -- 40 min

 

Bernard Vorhaus – Director – 1 hour 18 min

Interview with director/screenwriter Bernard Vorhaus about his career directing 32 films and acting as mentor to future film director David Lean.

 

Bill Forsyth – Director (Gregory’s Girl - 1980) -- 20 min (Two segments edited 2avi & 2mpeg logos)

 

Bill Forsyth – Director (Local Hero - 1983) -- 13 min (Two segments edited 2avi & 2mpeg logos) Interview with "Local Hero" director Bill Forsyth (1983)

 

Bob Downy Sr. – Actor/Director -- 60 min (avi with out log & Avi with Logo)

 

Carrie Snodgrass – Actress -- part 1.  20 min  (avi with logo, avi without logo)

 

“Das Boot” Interview (Part Two) -- 20 min (avi with/without logo)

 

D.A. Pennebaker – Documentary Director -- 50 min (avi without logo)

Documentary Director of Monterey Pop, Ziggy Stardust, Bob Dylan Don’t Look Back and The War Room.

 

D.A. Pennebaker – Documentary Director (Edited/Logo Version) – 11 min (avi with logo)

Documentary Director of Monterey Pop, Ziggy Stardust, Bob Dylan Don’t Look Back and The War Room.

 

David Cronenberg – Director – 45 min

Interview with David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, about “Videodrome” (1982).

 

David Jones – Director (film/theater) – 16 min

Interview with David Hugh Jones, an English stage, television and film director on the 1983 film “Betrayal.”

 

Dennis Hopper (Part 1) -- 22 min (no logo and logo)

 

Diane Kurys – Actress/Director – 44 min

Interview with French actress/director Diane Kurys about Entre Nous (1983) and her career.

 

“Diner” Interview with Jessica James, Dan Stern, and Kevin Bacon– 23 min

"Diner" stars Jessica James, Dan Stern, and Kevin Bacon talk about the film (1982)

 

“Diner” Interview with actor Kevin Bacon– 12 min

Interview with Kevin Bacon about "Diner" (1982)

 

“Eating Raoul” - Director Paul Bartel & Actress Mary Woronov -- 20 min

Interview with actress and director about the 1982 film "Eating Raoul," the story of  relatively boring Los Angeles couple discovers a bizarre, if not murderous, way to get funding for opening a restaurant.

 

Franco Zefferelli – Director -- 15 min (avi with logo, avi without logo) 

 

Franc Roddam – Director/Writer/Producer -- 20 min

Franc Roddam is a writer and producer, known for Moby Dick (1998), Aria (1987) and K2 (1991).

 

Frank Zappa -- 30 min

20 min interview and 10 minutes Ritz Halloween costume contest with Frank Zappa. -- Two segments.

 

Fred Schepisi – Director – 20 min

Interview with director Fred Schepisi about "Barbarosa" (1982) and his career

 

Gillian Armstrong -- Director -- 28 min

Interview with director Gillian Armstrong about "Starstruck" (1982) and her career

 

Gene Nelson -- Actor -- 20 min (avi no logo/avi mpeg logo)

 

George Stevens Jr. – 20 min

 

Harrison Ellenshaw -- Matte Painting & Visual effects in Tron -- 20 min (avi no logo and two segments edited avi & mpeg)

 

Herman Weinberg – Historian -- 20 min (avi no logo part 1and two segments edited avi & mpeg)

 

James Toback (Part One) – Director – 8 min

Interview in 5 parts with James Toback, American screenwriter and film director. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1991 for Bugsy. He has directed films including The Pick-up Artist, Two Girls and a Guy and Black and White.

 

James Toback (Part Two) – Director – 3 min

Interview in 5 parts with James Toback, American screenwriter and film director.

 

James Toback (Part Three) – Director -- 7 min

Interview in 5 parts with James Toback, American screenwriter and film director.

 

James Toback (Part Four) – Director -- 10 min

Interview in 5 parts with James Toback, American screenwriter and film director.

 

James Toback (Part Five) – Director -- 10 min

Interview in 5 parts with James Toback, American screenwriter and film director.

 

Jack Sholder – Director – 37 min (1982)

Interview with director Jack Sholder (Part 2 and 3) about his career and Alone in the Dark

 

Jason Miller -- Director/actor/playwright -- 55 min

 

Jay Hoffman – Producer  -- 20 min

Interview with Jay Hoffman, producer who has been involved with film financing, development, marketing, and production for 20 years.

 

Jeremy Paul Kagan – Director – 35 min

Interview with Jeremy Paul Kagan, an American film and television director, screenwriter, and television producer, about “Sting 2” (1983)

 

Jim Henson -- Director -- 20 min

 

John G. Avildsen – Director/Editor – 42 min

1988 Interview with director and editor, John G. Avildsen known for Rocky (1976), Rocky V (1990) and The Karate Kid Part III (1989).

 

John Carpenter (Director) 20 min

Interview with director John Carpenter about "The Thing" (1982) and his career.

 

Lee Marvin – Actor -- 60 min

 

Marco Ferreri – Italian Director – 20 min

Interview with Italian film director Marco Ferreri (in English and Italian)

 

Marshall Brickman -- Director/Writer -- 20 min (avi with no logo, avi. avi & Mpeg with logo)

 

Martha Coolidge – Director  (Part 1) – 18 min

Among a long list of working with Hollywood's finest, Coolidge also discovered great talents like Nicolas Cage (Valley Girl (1983)), Val Kilmer (Real Genius (1985)) and James Gandolfini (Angie (1994)). Interview about "Valley Girl" (1983)

 

Menahem Golan – Director -- 20 min

Interview with Israeli Film Director about “Delta Force”

 

Paul Scheider (Part One) – Director -- 20 min (avi no logo part 1and two segments edited avi & mpeg)

 

Patricia Hodge – Actress – 20 min

Interview with actress Patrica Hodge on "Betrayal" (1983) with Jeremy Irons.

 

Ralph Baksi -- Animator/Director/Writer -- 20 min (Uncut Version Part 1) 1983

(Edited clip in Avi & Mpeg logo. Need to find master avi or ¾ tapes) Interview with Director/Animator Ralph Bakshi

 

Ralph Bellamy -- Actor -- 60 min (same footage was edited into 12 segments with credits & logo)

 

Roger Spottiswoode – Director -- 20 min

Interview with director Roger Spottiswoode about "Under Fire" (1983) and his career.

 

Ron Cobb -- Artist – (Part One) -- 20 min (avi no logo and two segments edited with logo avi & mpeg)

 

Ron Cobb -- Artist – (Part Two) -- 20 min

Interview with cutaways of his art work.

 

Richard Attenbourgh  -- Director -- 30 min

Interview on “Chaplin” and his career

 

Scott & Beth B – Producer/Director -- 20 min

Interview with producer Scott B and director Beth B about "Vortex" (1982)

 

Sam Raimi (Part 1-6) -- Director – 50 min (avi no logo and two segments edited with logo avi & mpeg) Interview with Director Sam Rami on Evil Dead (1982) and his career.

BONUS: Interview with Evil Dead Producer – 5 min

 

Shamus Culhane -- Animator -- 60 min

 

Sydney Pollack – Director – (1982-1983) – multiple interviews -- min (total)

Part 1: 30 min (No avi logo/logo - need to find Digital master without logo & ¾ tapes)

Part 2: 20 min “They Shoot Horses Don't They?”, “Three Days of the Condor” and others

Part 8: 5 min "Jeremiah Johnson"

Part 9: 3 min “The Way We Were”

Part 10: 3 min “The Yakuza”

Part 11: 5 min "Deerfield" and "Three Days of the Condor"

Part 12: 4 min "Electric Horseman" and Robert Redford

On Location: “Tootsie” (1983) 20 min (avi & Mpeg logo) Part 1: Dustin Hoffman on Park Ave "reveal" scene

On Location: “Tootsie” (1983) 20 min (avi & Mpeg logo) Part 2: Closing Scene on Theatre Row

 

Susan Seidelman – Director – 20 min

Interview with director Susan Seidelman about "Smithereens" (1982)

 

Susan Berman – Actress – 20 min

Interview with actress Susan Berman from "Smithereens" (1982)

 

Tab Hunter – Actor-- 60 min (avi no logo and two 30 minute segments edited with logo avi & mpeg)

 

Ted Kotcheff – Director – 60 min

Interview with Ted Kotcheff (Part 1) about his career and "First Blood" (1982) with Stallone

 

Tony Bill – Actor/Director – 45 min (Uncut)

Interview with Tony Bill about film “Five Corners” (1987) and his career.

 

William Richert – Director -- 20 min (avi no logo and two segments edited avi & mpeg)

 

Walter Wood – Producer -- 20 min

Interview with producer Walter Wood about "Stoker Ace" (1983) and his career

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