Roy (p. 20. 12. 1922), American actor and director.
Born in Minneapolis, he studied music at Yale University and Trinity College in Dublin. Played in the Irish and American theater, from 1948 worked as a theater director. As a pilot, participated in World War II and the Korean War. Wrote plays for TV and Theater, directed the TV show, taught the art of drama at Yale. The first film 'The period of adaptation' (Period of Adjustment, 1962) on the play T. Williams was the debut for Jane Fonda, but did not cause any great resonance, as did his second picture on the play by Lillian Hellman's "Toys in the attic '(Toys in the Attic, 1963). Comedy 'The World of Henry Orient' (The World of Henry Orient, 1964) about the eccentric pianist (Peter Sellers) was noted but did not bring him laurels as tedious blockbuster 'Hawaii' (Hawaii, 1966) on the bestselling book by James Mitchenera. In 1967, Hill
set malootsenenny retro musical 'very modern Millie' (Thoroughly Modern Millie) with the divine Julie Andrews and wonderful dance numbers.
. However, only a commercial hit western "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, '(Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969) Hill
brought international fame and place in the pantheon of the national genre
. In the traditional attributes of a Western Hill
brings a depth and sincerity of feelings of youth counterculture and the elegance of European kinoavangarda. Even greater success brought Hill
comedy 'The Sting' (The Sting), honored with seven awards 'Oscar', but concedes 'Buchu' in the originality. Ragtime Scott Joplin and easy humor makes this comedy from the life kartezhnyh racetrack gamblers and swindlers. The duo of Redford-Newman, as in the previous film, struck his cheerfulness and careful game, built to the smallest detail. Against this backdrop, a satirical fantasy of 'Slaughterhouse-N 5' (Slaughterhouse-Five, . 1972), . tragicomedy of life of the first pilots of 'The Great Waldo Pepper' (The Great Waldo Pepper, . 1975) and a comedy about hockey 'Click' (Slap Shot, . 1977) clearly lost, . though they contained some lively episodes,
. After sweet, . but the surface 'Little love story' (A Little Romance, . 1979) Hill
took a rough 'black comedy' 'The World According to Garp' (The World according to Garp) in John Irving's bestseller, . as well as spy drama 'Little drummer' (The Little Drummer Girl) with a charming Diane Keaton,
's latest movie 'Funny Farm' (Funny Farm, 1988) went unnoticed. Page dP
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