Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story
Two of the most underrated professions in film are researcher and storyboard-artist. The Birds, The Graduate, Scarface: without the talents of Harold and Lilian Michelson, they would not have become such iconic films. A very special couple that meanwhile had an intense romance, as shown in this bio.
Documentary with fascinating archive material about Harold and Lillian Michelson, whose sixty years of marriage coincided with their lengthy Hollywood career. Harold was a storyboard artist. His precise sketches made prior to a production served for many directors as a visual reference during shooting. Mel Brooks, who worked with him often, says: "Harold could make you look like a great filmmaker." Lillian was a film researcher until retiring in 2010. If a director wanted to know what cars or clothes looked like in 1930, they could consult her. Harold and Lillian also worked together at times, for instance on The Birds and Marnie, Hitchcock productions they recall with great pride and pleasure. "I learned a hell of a lot from Hitchcock, to me he is cinema," says Harold. Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story is both about their private life and working lives and contains beautiful cartoons of them, made especially for this film.