Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

Daniel Raim

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.

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Filmmaker
Daniel Raim
Country
USA
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
96’
Language
English
Producer
Jennifer Raim, Daniel Raim
Production Company
Adama Films
Sales
Adama Films
Writer
Daniel Raim
Cinematography
Daniel Raim, Battiste Fenwick
Editor
Daniel Raim, Jennifer Raim
Sound Design
Dave Lebolt
Music
Dave Lebolt
Cast
Francis Ford Coppola
Website
http://haroldandlillian.com