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Director, John Frankenheimer, was born John Michael Frankenheimer on Feb 19, 1930 in New York City, NY. Frankenheimer died at the age of 72 on Jul 6, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA and was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend.

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Frankenheimer was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame .

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More than “just a film”: The Manchurian Candidate (, 1962)

By Virginie Pronovost on Jul 5, 2019 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

is one of those movie directors whose films, I feel, are so unique, that I couldn’t compare them with the work of anybody else. He fits, I believe,? in the category of those “authors”. But it’s subtle and you have to look at them with a lot of reflexions. T... Read full article


Seven Days in May (1964, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 23, 2018 From The Stop Button

Screenwriter Rod Serling really likes to employ monologues in Seven Days in May. likes to direct them too. And the actors like to give them. Because they?re good monologues. The monologues give all then actors fantastic material. Everyone except George Macready, who isn?t the righ... Read full article


: Interviews, Essays, and Profiles

By Rick29 on Apr 22, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

In his new book : Interviews, Essays, and Profiles, editor Stephen B. Armstrong lets his subject largely speak for himself. The result is a fascinating look inside the mind of a filmmaker whose career ranged from bonafide classics--such as The Manchurian Candidate and Seven Days in... Read full article


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John Frankenheimer Facts
Famous for his use of innovative camera angles, Frankenheimer was acclaimed for a shot in The Manchurian Candidate (1962) that is slightly out of focus. Frankenheimer said that the shot was an accident.

One of his biggest dreams when he started directing was to work with a concert orchestra. He eventually did it twice, in Prophecy (1979) and The Holcroft Covenant (1985).

Children: daughters Elise and Kristi. Kristi is a Location Manager of 20+ years and worked with her father on several projects including his last, Path to War (2002) (TV), for HBO.

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