By Daniel RAIM


Documentary - Completed 2010

Conversations with Six Great Hollywood Cinema Artists on Film Classics.

& Awards

AFI 2010
    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
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    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Daniel RAIM
    • Synopsis
    • The Los Angeles Times Critics' Pick SOMETHING’S GONNA LIVE is an intimate portrait of life, death, friendship and the movies, as recalled by some of Hollywood's greatest cinema artists.

      Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Daniel Raim captures the late life coming together of renowned art directors (and pals) Robert “Bob” Boyle (NORTH BY NORTHWEST, THE BIRDS), Henry “Bummy” Bumstead (TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA) and Albert Nozaki (THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, storyboard artist Harold Michelson (STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, THE GRADUATE), as well as master cinematographers Haskell Wexler (WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, MEDIUM COOL) and Conrad Hall (IN COLD BLOOD, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID).
      From snapshots, sketches, and vintage footage interwoven with interviews and new scenes of these octogenarian artists at work, we get a behind-the-scenes look at moviemaking in the golden age of cinema. As we watch iconic scenes of our collective imaginations emerge from their drawings, models, matte paintings, and sets, we hear tales of Mae West, "Hitch," and DeMille, and experience their longing for the sense of community that made working on these films so great.
      Not a nostalgia piece, but an exploration of the artist's moral obligation to truthfully portray the human condition, SOMETHING'S GONNA LIVE is a deeply moving and thought-provoking celebration of the human stories behind the glamorous edifice of Hollywood.
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