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The man, the legend, pilot, filmmaker, able to tackle virtually any genre and make it his own—the definition of classical Hollywood at its best. Trademarks: —Rapid-fire banter —A generally unobtrusive style, with minimal flourishes, that placed the emphasis on the actors and the story rather than formal technique —An embrace of Hollywood genres (and the way they don’t need to be constrained by reality, because fantasy is the product) —A specialization in stories about male-bonding and “opposites attract” love affairs—you could write a book just from watching his film on gender dynamics (at least as he sees them) and the ways men and women… Read more

The man, the legend, pilot, filmmaker, able to tackle virtually any genre and make it his own—the definition of classical Hollywood at its best.

Trademarks:
—Rapid-fire banter
—A generally unobtrusive style, with minimal flourishes, that placed the emphasis on the actors and the story rather than formal technique
—An embrace of Hollywood genres (and the way they don’t need to be constrained by reality, because fantasy is the product)
—A specialization in stories about male-bonding and “opposites attract” love affairs—you could write a book just from watching his film on gender dynamics (at least as he sees them) and the ways men and women need each other

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