Fog City Mavericks: The Filmmakers of San Francisco

Fog City Mavericks: The Filmmakers of San Francisco



While Los Angeles has been the capital of major studio filmmaking in America since the early ears of the 20th Century, in the northern part of California, San Francisco has become home to a different breed of filmmaker -- artists who treasure their independence and carefully guard their creative vision, even while working in the highest echelons of the commercial movie business. Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas are just two of the best-known directors to emerge from the San Francisco film community, and Fog City Mavericks is a documentary which pays homage to a number of important filmmakers from the City by the Bay. In addition to Coppola and Lucas, Fog City Mavericks profiles directors Clint Eastwood, Carroll Ballard, Philip Kaufman and Chris Columbus, pioneering independent auteur John Korty, experimental filmmaker Bruce Conner, producer Saul Zaentz, editor and sound designer Walter Murch, cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel, digital animation moguls Brad Bird, Pete Docter, John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, and actor Robin Williams, and many more. While examining these individuals, the film also embraces the whole of the San Francisco film scene, and explains why these artists remain so loyal to their hometown. Fittingly, Fog City Mavericks received its world premiere at the 2007 San Francisco International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/08/2008
UPC: 0013138303585
Original Release: 2007
Rating: NR
Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 2:00:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Lucas Interviewee
Clint Eastwood Participant
Francis Ford Coppola Interviewee
Chris Columbus Interviewee
Saul Zaentz Interviewee
Philip Kaufman Interviewee
Carroll Ballard Participant
Sofia Coppola Interviewee
John Lasseter Interviewee
Andrew Stanton Participant
Brad Bird Participant
Pete Docter Participant
Robin Williams Participant
Steven Spielberg Interviewee
Steve Jobs Interviewee
Michael Douglas Participant
Anthony Minghella Participant
Milos Forman Participant
Marcia Gay Harden Participant
Ben Burtt Participant
Irvin Kershner Participant
Walter Murch Participant
Caleb Deschanel Participant
Fred Roos Participant
Gordon Willis Participant
Joel Cox Participant
Matthew Robbins Participant
Robert Dalva Participant
Bruce Conner Participant
Richard Schickel Participant
David Kiehn Participant
Ronald B. Colby Participant
Dominic Angerame Participant
Peter Coyote Narrator

Technical Credits
Gary Leva Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Yoram Astrakhan Cinematographer
Bob Barnes Sound/Sound Designer
Axel Baumann Cinematographer
Michael Bidese Sound/Sound Designer
Dan Brooks Sound/Sound Designer
Sean Brown Sound/Sound Designer
Theo Caris Sound/Sound Designer
Kevin Cloutier Cinematographer
Jeff Daly Cinematographer
Steve Davy Cinematographer
Jay Farrington Sound/Sound Designer
Ron Fricke Cinematographer
John Halliday Cinematographer
James Lindsey Sound/Sound Designer
Erik Magnus Sound/Sound Designer
Stu Pickering Sound/Sound Designer
DuWayne Rude Cinematographer
Sam Shinn Cinematographer
Steven Wacks Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fog City Mavericks: The Filmakers of San Francisco
1. Intro/Main Title [2:10]
2. Muybridge & the Gold Rush [6:56]
3. George Lucas: Visual Storyteller [4:27]
4. Francis Coppola: Film School Pioneer [7:42]
5. Charles Chaplin & Essanay Studios [4:22]
6. American Zoetrope [6:36]
7. Saul Zaentz: Making the Unmakeable [14:20]
8. Debt. Disappointment & Triumph [6:58]
9. Philip Kaufman: Defying Expectation [6:22]
10. Fast Cars & Rock 'N' Roll [7:11]
11. Chris Columbus: Finding Family [6:20]
12. An Unconventional Artist [7:41]
13. Sofia Coppola: Virgins & Queens [6:23]
14. In a Galaxy Far, Far Away... [4:43]
15. Redefining the War Film [5:30]
16. Carroll Ballard: Hands-On Reality [4:05]
17. The Lost Ark [3:43]
18. The Birth of Pixar [8:24]
19. Fog City Mavericks [5:10]
20. End Credits [:52]

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