Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Nominate Them All, Let God Sort It Out

The nominees for best director of 1932-33, Take Two.

As with the acting nominees, some of the nominees for best director could have gone into either the comedy/musical category or the drama category; I chose one or the other based on a complex and proprietary calculus known as "doing whatever I felt like."

Best Director (Comedy/Musical)
Lloyd Bacon (42nd Street and Footlight Parade)
(on left, with Jane Russell)

George Cukor (Dinner At Eight and Little Women) (here with the cast of Little Women)

Victor Fleming (Red Dust and Bombshell) (here with Clara Bow)

Ernst Lubitsch (Trouble In Paradise and Design For Living)

Leo McCarey (Duck Soup)

Jean Renoir (Boudu Saved From Drowning)

Jean Vigo (Zero For Conduct)

Best Director (Drama)
Frank Capra (The Bitter Tea Of General Yen and Lady For A Day)

Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack (King Kong) (with Marguerite Harrison)

Carl Theodor Dreyer (Vampyr)

Fritz Lang (The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse)

Mervyn LeRoy (I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang and Gold Diggers Of 1933) (on right)

Rouben Mamoulian (Love Me Tonight and Queen Christina) (center, on set of Queen Christina)

James Whale (The Old Dark House and The Invisible Man) (with Paul Robeson)


Who Am Us Anyway? said...

And for Scariest Looking Director in this whole lineup ... the winner is ... the Master of Darkness himself ... Fritz Lang, ladies 'n gennelmen! Fritz Lang!

He haz vays of makink you talk!!

Max Evel said...

Great pics !

mister muleboy said...

There's someone else in the picture with Clara Bow. . . ?

Mythical Monkey said...

As if you can't tell from the photo, Victor Fleming and Clara Bow were romantically involved at the time ...

Anonymous said...

Thats a cute Photo, Victor Fleming is sporting some kind of semi Mohawk :D

Mythical Monkey said...

Victor Fleming is sporting some kind of semi Mohawk

Yeah, we call that "The Clara Bow Effect" ...

mister muleboy said...

I have heard of the Clara Bow Effect, but it did not involve my hairdo.

And let's leave out all references to "standing on end," if you please. . . .

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