This career biography of the prestigious Hollywood director, George Stevens, is lifted a level or two above the norm by the fact that it was written, directed, and narrated with love by the subject's son.
GEORGE STEVENS: A FILMMAKER'S JOURNEY begins with James Dean's Jett Rink proudly pacing off his little piece of Texas--a correlative for the way in which Stevens the filmmaker took the measure of the American West he loved so deeply. Next Katharine Hepburn recalls how at age 30 Stevens came to
direct ALICE ADAMS (1935), his first major assignment.
Born in San Francisco to actor parents, Stevens acquires his first camera at 10. The burgeoning popularity of m...