DON'T SAY NO UNTIL I FINISH TALKING: THE STORY OF RICHARD D. ZANUCK (2013)

Dir. Laurent Bouzereau

When Richard Zanuck told his father, legendary studio head Darryl F. Zanuck, that he wanted to go into the movies, the elder Zanuck warned him, “You have to overcome the circumstances of your birth….You’re going to get diminished in other people’s value because of my success.” But overcome it he did, in a six-decade career that brought him a Best Picture Oscar and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. Along the way, he produced such iconic films as The Sting (1973), Jaws (1975), Driving Miss Daisy (1989) and Alice in Wonderland (2010). TCM presents a special sneak preview premiere of this TCM Original documentary—an intimate portrait of the great filmmaker, using recent interviews with Zanuck himself, home movies, and archival film clips and stills to shed light on one of Hollywood’s most successful careers. Adding to this inside look at the rise of the new Hollywood are interviews with Zanuck collaborators like Clint Eastwood, Johnny Depp, Steven Spielberg and Tim Burton.  Laurent Bouzereau directed the feature documentary Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir and is the director, writer and producer of the acclaimed television series A Night at the Movies from Amblin TV/Turner Classic Movies.  

In attendance: Laurent Bouzereau, Lili Fini Zanuck.

DON'T SAY NO UNTIL I FINISH TALKING: THE STORY OF RICHARD D. ZANUCK
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