Richard Zampella, Producer Announces Release of New Blu-Ray Inside High Noon – Directors Cut Narrated by Frank Langella. Written & Directed by John Mulholland
“INSIDE HIGH NOON” is a documentary on the 1952 film HIGH NOON – Starring “Gary Cooper” & “Grace Kelly.” The behind the scenes documentary is Written/Directed by: “John Mulholland,” narrated by “Frank Langella,” produced by “Richard Zampella & Shannon Mulholland” with on camera interviews with “President Bill Clinton,” “Tim Zinneman” (son of director Fred Zinneman) “Jonathan Foreman” (son of screenwriter Carl Foreman) “Crown Prince Albert of Monaco” (Grace Kelly’s son) “Maria Cooper” (Gary Cooper’s daughter) “Brian Garfield,” “Lee Clark Mitchell,” “Stephen Prince,” and “Meir Ribalow.”
HIGH NOON written by Carl Forman and directed by Fred Zinnemann was hailed upon its release in 1952 as an instant classic. It won several Academy Awards, including one for its legendary star, Gary Cooper. It was named the year’s best picture by the New York Film Critics Society. And yet, even though it’s high on the American Film Institute’s 100 Best Films of the Century, HIGH NOON’s respect has been hard won, indeed. Perhaps no other classic film has had such a rocky road as this “simple little western.”
“The newly edited with added footage behind the scenes “INSIDE HIGH NOON- Directors Cut” documentary will be released Fall 2015 in Blu-Ray with numerous special features on the DVD” says producer Richard Zampella.
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“Inside High Noon Directors Cut” Documentary Blu-Ray
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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