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dvd-4-life
07-13-12, 05:39 PM
One of the greatest producers of movies. Can't name them all. Plus he had a famous father.

devilshalo
07-13-12, 05:48 PM
I wonder if they can work something into the JAWS blu/dvd due out next month?

:rip:

islandclaws
07-13-12, 06:08 PM
:rip:

He brought us a lot of great movies. I loved listening to him speak about Jaws.

gp1086
07-13-12, 06:42 PM
Never seen Driving Miss Daisy, but love Jaws. Have also always enjoyed Deep Impact.

jeffkjoe
07-13-12, 07:09 PM
Damn.


So, gone from the JAWS family:

- producers Richard Zanuck and David Brown
- editor Verna Fields
- actors Roy Scheider and Robert Shaw
- author Peter Benchley


a little bit of my childhood is chipping away.

JumpCutz
07-13-12, 07:22 PM
RIP :sad:

Some of the movies he produced...


The Sound of Music (1965)
The Sting
The Sugarland Express (1974)
The Eiger Sanction (1975)
Jaws (1975)
MacArthur (1977)
Jaws 2 (1978)
The Island (1980)
Neighbors (1981)
The Verdict (1982)
Cocoon (1985)
Target (1985)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Rush (1991)
Road to Perdition (2002)
Big Fish (2003)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

MrSmearkase
07-13-12, 08:25 PM
:rip:

http://www.moviepicturedb.com/pictures/10_03/1975/73195/l_73195_fd905903.jpg

MoviePage
07-13-12, 08:43 PM
Sad news. Obviously an important figure in Hollywood history, and seemed like a pretty nice guy too.

devilshalo
07-13-12, 08:56 PM
"In 1974, Dick Zanuck and I sat in a boat off Martha's Vineyard and watched the mechanical shark sink to the bottom of the sea. Dick turned to me and smiled. "Gee, I sure hope that's not a sign." That moment forged a bond between us that lasted nearly 40 years. He taught me everything I know about producing. He was one of the most honorable and loyal men of our profession and he fought tooth and nail for his directors. Dick Zanuck was a cornerstone of our industry, both in name and in deed."
-- Steven Spielberg

wm lopez
07-14-12, 06:10 AM
RIP :sad:

Some of the movies he produced...


The Sound of Music (1965)
The Sting
The Sugarland Express (1974)
The Eiger Sanction (1975)
Jaws (1975)
MacArthur (1977)
Jaws 2 (1978)
The Island (1980)
Neighbors (1981)
The Verdict (1982)
Cocoon (1985)
Target (1985)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Rush (1991)
Road to Perdition (2002)
Big Fish (2003)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

That's a list for taking on an island if stuck on there forever.

TomOpus
07-14-12, 09:35 AM
He sure had one helluva career.

:rip:

wm lopez
07-14-12, 06:34 PM
The Oscars next year is gonna have some list on there passed away spot.

Mountain Biker
07-14-12, 07:32 PM
RIP :sad:

Some of the movies he produced...


The Sound of Music (1965)
The Sting
The Sugarland Express (1974)
The Eiger Sanction (1975)
Jaws (1975)
MacArthur (1977)
Jaws 2 (1978)
The Island (1980)
Neighbors (1981)
The Verdict (1982)
Cocoon (1985)
Target (1985)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Rush (1991)
Road to Perdition (2002)
Big Fish (2003)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

That is an impressive resume. :rip:

bluetoast
08-23-12, 03:05 AM
Just finished watching The Making of Jaws on the Blu-ray, looked him up and now I feel sad. The list of attendees at his funeral is pretty damn impressive though, he certainly made his mark.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_D._Zanuck

islandclaws
08-23-12, 08:51 PM
Goddamn, that is one seriously impressive list of people.

JeffTheAlpaca
05-14-13, 03:11 AM
Did anyone see the documentary on TCM last Wed May 8?

Good stuff.


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

http://filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/films/index.php?id=50

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DJariya
05-15-13, 06:32 PM
Yeah I just finished the TCM documentary about Zanuck. Really good documentary. Covered practically everything you wanted to know about his life and career. Some good interviews as well.

Sad that he died 3 days after watching it.

Laurent Bouzereau who wrote, produced and directed the documentary has made alot of long feature length documentaries for DVD special features.