Victor Fleming( Director)
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Biography Victor Fleming
Fleming (Fleming) Victor (23. 02. 1883 - 06. 01. 1949), American film director.
Former racing driver and photographer, a film came in 1910 as an assistant operator. From 1911 he worked with the director A. Duenna, and in 1915 joined the firm 'Triangle' and worked under the supervision of Dr.. U. Griffith. Was the operator of two films A. Doohan with D. Fairbanks.
Member of the First World War, was engaged in aerial photography in the exploration. In 1919 he returned to Hollywood and made his debut as a director two ribbons with the Fairbanks: 'When the club clouds' (When The Clouds Roll By) and 'Nezhenka' (The Mollycoddle). In the 20-ies made films in various genres, gradually gaining a strong reputation as a professional.
. Best of Fleming occur in the sound period, when his professionalism, ability to work with actors, a strong love for the subjects of intense action and declare themselves a number of commercially successful pictures
. Best director succeed typically 'American' movies action, . strong images of nature and the natural behavior of heroes, . image of human relations in a tense and dangerous environment, . Although Fleming takes and melodrama, and even musicals, . example, . famous 'Wizard of Oz' (The Wizard Of Oz, . 1939, . considered his masterpiece).,
. Supporter clear focus assembly, he is not afraid of a melodrama and playacting, is able to combine drama and comedy paints
. Fleming is considered the highest achievement of the film adaptation of the novel M. Mitchell 'Gone With The Wind' (Gone With The Wind, 1939, 9 awards 'Oscar', including film and best director), although the shooting started J. Cukor, and along with him to work with. Wood and Y. Cameron Menzies. Among other popular works director: adventure drama 'Red Dust' (Red Dust, 1932), adaptation of the adventure classic 'Treasure Island' (Treasure Island, 1934, by P. L. Stevenson) and 'Captains Courageous' (Captains Courageous, 1937, by P. Kipling), the drama of the life of the pilots - 'Test pilot' (Test Pilot, 1938, nomination for the Oscar for best film of the year), 'A guy named Joe' (A Guy Named Joe, 1943). Latest tape Fleming, such as: 'Adventure' (Adventure, 1946); 'Joan of Dark' (Joan Of Arc, 1948) were not successful.
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