Harold and Lillian eloped to Hollywood in 1947, where they became the film industry's secret weapons. Nobody talked about them, but everybody wanted them. Theirs is the greatest story never told-until now.
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Movie fans know the work of Harold and Lillian Michelson, even if they don't recognize the names. Working largely uncredited in the Hollywood system, storyboard artist Harold and film researcher Lillian left an indelible mark on classics by Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski and many more. Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversations with Harold and Lillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola and others, this deeply engaging documentary from Academy Award®-nominated director Daniel Raim offers both a moving portrait of a marriage and a celebration of the unknown talents that help shape the films we love.
[referring to Tom Waits]
And he just liked to sit there and just talk about his life. He had this gravelly voice that just was fascinating. Everything that came out of him sounded as if it should be a police confession.
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I do not, do not care what anyone may say. This story is so engaging and so well told - both aurally and visually - that I have never seen anything that could compare with it. Harold and Lillian are impressive individuals and their story is charming, fascinating, and so real that it is difficult to imagine that such a couple ever existed. You cannot help but love the both of them and know that if you had ever met them, they would love you right back. And you can't help but admire them, especially Harold's talent, Lillian's drive, and their combined expertise and professionalism.
When it is said that Harold should have received a Thalberg Oscar for his lifetime of amazing work, I think the same should be said for Lillian. I love these people and their story, and I recommend it to anyone who has a love of cinema and a love for people. What a great story!
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