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Becoming Cary Grant

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Mark Kidel

  • PG

  • 85 mins

  • 2017

  • France

  • English

  • Director of Photography: Jean-Marie Delorme

  • Editor: Cyril Leuthy

  • Produced by: Christian Popp, Nick Ware

  • Music: The Insects, Adrian Utley

  • Screenplay by: Mark Kidel, Nick Ware

  • Sound Production: Doug Dunderdale, Elliot Hartley, Sara Lima, Andreas Schuelter

Director Bio

Mark Kidel

Director Bio

Mark Kidel is a filmmaker, writer and critic specializing in the arts and music. His recent films include The Juilliard Experiment (2016), Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance (2013), and Road Movie: The Music of John Adams (2013). His documentary portraits have included the pianists Alfred Brendel and Leon Fleisher, Ravi Shankar, Bill Viola, Boy George, and the 20th century composers Varèse and Xenakis.

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This enthralling documentary is a must for fans of classic Hollywood and of Cary Grant in particular. Charting his life from Bristol where young Archibald Leach delved into the world of showbiz before heading across the pond to become one of the greatest movie stars. As well as plenty of archive footage, interviews and rare home movie material, this insightful film also examines how Grant experimented with LSD in an attempt to try and come to terms with his life and how the world saw him.

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