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Director, Robert Aldrich, was born Robert Burgess Aldrich on Aug 9, 1918 in Cranston, RI. Aldrich died at the age of 65 on Dec 5, 1983 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills) Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.



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The Frisco Kid (1979, )

on Mar 30, 2011 From The Stop Button

The Frisco Kid is a Western, but it doesn?t open like one. It opens more like a seventies Gene Wilder theme comedy (composer Frank De Vol starts out like it?s Young Frankenstein, but quickly gets bad? especially at the end). The film takes a little while to ground itself. Before Harrison Ford shows ... Read full article

Hustle (1975, )

on Jan 10, 2011 From The Stop Button

Leonard Maltin calls Hustle pretentious. I think he’s referring to the spotlights Aldrich shines in people’s faces for close-ups. I think Maltin’s wrong about those shots and their pretense. Aldrich isn’t being pretentious, he’s just totally incompetent when it comes to... Read full article

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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 8-14. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.

Three (3) films Aldrich directed were chosen for inclusion in the 10 best list in 1955 compiled by Francois Truffaut for Cahiers du Cinema magazine: "Apache," "The Big Knife " and "Vera Cruz".

Nephew of John D. Rockefeller Jr., grandson of Nelson Aldrich.

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