Director, George Roy Hill, was born on Dec 20, 1921 in Minneapolis, MN. Hill died at the age of 81 on Dec 27, 2002 in New York City, NY .
HONORS and AWARDS:.
George Roy Hill was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Director for The Sting in 1973.
|1969||Best Director||Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)||N/A||Nominated|
|1973||Best Director||The Sting (1973)||N/A||Won|
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972, )By Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 7, 2017 From The Stop Button
When Slaughterhouse-Five is just about World War II, director Hill can handle it. He doesnt understand the humor, but he can handle it. The script doesnt understand its own humor, as screenwriter Stephen Geller tries to force his own sense of humor on the source material, but Hill just makes it wo... Read full article
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969, )By Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 27, 2016 From The Stop Button
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid opens with a sepia-toned silent film newsreel. It’s exposition, but also contrast. The silent images of a daring train robbery distract from reading the film’s accompanying opening titles. When the film itself starts, it’s just as sepia-toned. Onl... Read full article
The Sting (1973, )on Dec 18, 2013 From The Stop Button
There are two immediate peculiar things about The Sting. The opening credits introduce the cast with scenes from the film, so one watches the picture waiting for a particular actor to come up. While it might have been done to get Paul Newman’s face onscreen sooner (he takes about fifteen minut... Read full article
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