Review by DVD Active
‘Inside High Noon’ encompasses the film’s creation and value in a tightly edited fifty minutes. The behind the scenes tale is told, but at least half the Frank Langella narrated documentary is devoted to the film’s importance in the greater pantheon. There’s a lot of focus on the film’s political subtext (the film is listed as both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush’s favourite), but there’s also plenty of focus on the craft and achievements of every major member of the cast and crew. Since very few of the original players are around to offer up their humility, there’s a slight smugness to the doc’s assured knowledge that the film is important, but the interviewees, including the children of the stars and crew, and Bill Clinton, who knows a whole heck of a lot about the film, verging almost on a fanboy enthusiasm. Written & Directed by John Mulholland. Produced by Richard Zampella.
INSIDE HIGH NOON, a documentary explores both the remarkable 1952 film and the gripping story behind its troubled production.
Narrated by: Frank Langella
Written & Directed by: John Mulholland
Produced by: Richard Zampella & Shannon Mulholland
On Camera Participants: President Bill Clinton, King Albert of Monaco, Brian Garfield, Jonathan Foreman, Tim Zinnemann, Maria Cooper, Lee Clark Mitchell, Stephen Prince and M.Z. Ribalow
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