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Vidor King

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Biography Vidor King
Vidor (Vidor) King (08. 02. 1894 - 01. 11. 1982), American film director.
. The son of a prosperous lumber mill owner from Texas was in love with movies from a young age, worked as ushers in the theater, trying to shoot and sell the local chronicle.
. In 1915, together with his young wife Florence Artaud went to conquer Hollywood
. Unlike his wife, which became a movie star, Florence Vidor himself was shot in the crowd, worked as a clerk and the studio without success, wrote scripts. In 1919, his debut film 'The Turn of the road' (The Turn In The Road). Up to 1923 affordable rented psychological drama involving his wife for his independent company. By joining MGM, . in 1925 gained a reputation as a great director's anti-war drama 'The Big Parade' (The Big Parade), . by passing an epic scale hostilities, . and the agony of the individual, . whose naive optimism can not withstand the realities of a senseless war,
. The success of the picture also explains the originality of direction - the courage multifaceted compositions frame, rhythmic editing and use of kinometafor.
. American humor, sentimentality and the famous naive not spoil the next big bands Widor - 'crowd' (The Crowd, 1928), a kind of Cinderella stories turvy
. The film was an important step in the development of the realistic cinema in the U.S. and in the development of expressive possibilities of montage cinema. In the first sound works director, . such as 'Hallelujah', . (Hallelujah, . 1929); 'Street Scene' (Street Scene, . 1931); 'our daily bread' (Our Daily Bread, . 1934), . retained a significant interest in the problems and continue to experiment with editing and sound,
. But Vidor removes also popular paintings of different genres, . such as 'Champion' (The Champ, . 1931); 'Stella Dallas' (Stella Dallas, . 1937); 'Northwest Passage' (Northwest Passage (Book I-Rogers' Rangers), . 1940); 'Duel in the sun' (Duel In The Sun, . 1946), . but none of these professional pictures do not rise to the level of his early productions,
. In 50-ies Vidor implemented (with M. Soldati) moot, . but memorable good acting performance and crowd scenes filming 'War and Peace' (War And Peace, . 1956), . after the failure of the film "Solomon and the Queen of Sheba '(Solomon And Sheba, . 1959) moves to a teaching job at the University of California kinofakultete, . creates a pilot tape,
. At the Oscar ceremony in 1979 was awarded an honorary prize for 'unprecedented cinematic achievement of the creator and innovator'. Winner of the anniversary prize at the IFF in Moscow and Venice-79-82.
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. 1916 THE INTRIUE Executive
. 1919 BETTER TIMES director, screenwriter
. 1919 THE OTHER HALF director, screenwriter
. 1919 POOR RELATIONS director, screenwriter
. 1919 TURN ON THE ROAD / THE TURN IN THE ROAD director, script
. 1920 THE FAMILY HONOR director
. 1920 THE JACK-KNIFE MAN director
. 1921 LOVE NEVER DIES director, screenwriter
. 1921 THE SKY PILOT director
. 1922 CONQUERING THE WOMAN director
. 1922 DUSK TO DAWN director
. 1922 PEG O 'MY HEART director
. 1922 THE REAL ADVENTURE director
. 1923 SOULS FOR SALE singer
. 1923 THREE WISE FOOLS director, filming
. 1923 THE WOMAN OF BRONZE director
. 1924 HAPPINESS director
. 1924 HIS HOUR director
. 1924 WIFE OF THE CENTAUR director
. 1924 WILD ORANGES director, screenwriter
. 1924 WINE OF YOUTH producer, director
. 1925 BIG PARADE / THE BIG PARADE producer, director
. 1925 PROUD FLESH director
. 1926 BARDELYS THE MAGNIFICENT director
. 1926 LA BOHCME director
. 1927 THE PATSY director
. 1928 CROWD / THE CROWD director, plot
. 1928 SHOW PEOPLE producer, director
. 1929 HALLELUJAH director, plot
. 1930 BILLY THE KID / HIGHWAYMAN RIDES producer, director
. 1930 NOT SO DUMB director
. 1931 THE CHAMP producer, director
. 1931 Street Scene / STREET SCENE director
. 1932 BIRD OF PARADISE producer, director
. 1932 CYNARA director
. 1932 THE MASK OF FU MANCHU director
. 1933 THE STRANGER'S RETURN producer, director
. 1934 our daily bread / OUR DAILY BREAD director, plot
. 1935 SO RED THE ROSE director
. 1935 THE WEDDING NIGHT director
. 1936 THE TEXAS RANGERS director, plot
. 1937 Stella Dallas / STELLA DALLAS director
. 1938 THE CITADEL directed
. 1939 THE WIZARD OF OZ director
. 1940 COMRADE X director
. 1940 NORTHWEST PASSAGE (BOOK I-ROGERS 'RANGERS) director
. 1941 HM
. PULHAM, ESQ. producer, director, screenwriter
. 1944 AN AMERICAN ROMANCE producer, director, plot
. 1946 DUEL IN THE SUN / DUEL IN THE SUN director
. 1948 ON OUR MERRY WAY / A MIRACLE CAN HAPPEN director
. 1949 BEYOND THE FOREST director
. 1949 THE FOUNTAINHEAD director
. 1949 IT'S A GREAT FEELING Artist
. 1951 LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE director
. 1952 JAPANESE WAR BRIDE director
. 1952 RUBY GENTRY producer, director
. 1955 MAN WITHOUT A STAR director
. 1956 WAR AND PEACE / WAR AND PEACE director, filming
. 1959 Solomon and the Queen of Sheba / SOLOMON AND SHEBA director
. 1982 LOVE AND MONEY Artist
. Winner of the Venice Film Festival in the category 'Director' for 1935
. Honorary Award Oscar for 1978


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