Delicious insider tales of the making of some of your favorite films enrich this wonderfully informative and entertaining doc about casting directors.
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Casting By

Afforded unprecedented freedom and power by television, casting pioneers like Marion Dougherty and Lynn Stalmaster were iconoclasts whose exquisite taste and gut instincts ultimately helped change the old studio system and usher in New Hollywood through landmark movies like “Midnight Cowboy,” “The Graduate,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “Bonnie and Clyde.” They broke away from traditional typecasting and brought new kinds of leading men and women to the screen, among them Dustin Hoffman, Bette Midler, Robert Duvall and Gene Hackman.

A fast-paced journey through the last half-century of Hollywood history from a new perspective, CASTING BY spotlights filmmaking’s unsung hero – the casting director.

Played at

Royal, 11.08.13 - 11.14.13
Town Center 5, 7.26.13 - 8.01.13
Rated NR
Web Site: https://www.facebo...
Runtime: 89 min
Language: English

Director: Tom Donahue
FEATURED REVIEW: Daphne Howland, Village Voice
In this delightful documentary, Marion Dougherty insists that finding the right actor for television or the movies simply requires gut instinct. But, while Dougherty clearly had an almost eerie sense of how a particular actor might inhabit a part, this film also shows that she may h...