Pictures At A Revolution Coming To A Screen Near You
It has been announced that Marina Zenovich – who received critical acclaim for Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired – is to direct a feature documentary based on Mark Harris’ book Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies & the Birth of the New Hollywood.
Detailing the famously competitive Academy Awards of 1967 – which saw Bonnie & Clyde, Dr. Doolittle, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Graduate and In the Heat of the Night go head to head – the film will chart the rise of the last Golden Age of Hollywood cinema which is now considered to have collapsed with the advent of the 1980s, largely felt to be one of the worst decades in American movie-making.
Zenovich will be retreading familiar historical ground having already visited the period in Polanski: Wanted and Desired when the infamous director was detained under child sexual abuse charges amidst a cultural shift in the industry.
Judging by Zenovich’s previous effort, Harris’ book should make for fertile ground for a feature length documentary given the wealth of personal accounts that accompany the era and those films in particular.