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Address Unknown DVD The legendary production designer William Cameron Menzies (Gone With The Wind)... more info $19.99was $20.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: William Menzies, William C. Menzies Died: March 5, 1957
Born: July 29, 1896 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New Haven, Connecticut, USA Profession: production designer, producer, director

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One of the most influential designers in the history of cinema and one of the first to earn the title of "production designer" (i.e. the individual responsible for coordinating all the design-related elements of a film including sets, costumes, etc.). Menzies' artistry encompassed everything from the opulent appointments of "Gone With the Wind" (1939) to the cramped, shadowy interiors of Anthony Mann's "Reign of Terror" (1949). His directorial career was relatively undistinguished, one exception being the landmark sci-fi drama, "Things to Come" (1936). Tobe Hooper's 1986 remake of "Invaders from Mars" (1953) used some of Menzies' original designs for the project.

One of the most influential designers in the history of cinema and one of the first to earn the title of "production designer" (i.e. the individual responsible for coordinating all the design-related elements of a film including sets, costumes, etc.). Menzies' artistry encompassed everything from the opulent appointments of "Gone With the Wind" (1939) to the cramped, shadowy interiors of Anthony Mann's "Reign of Terror" (1949). His directorial career was relatively undistinguished, one exception being the landmark sci-fi drama, "Things to Come" (1936). Tobe Hooper's 1986 remake of "Invaders from Mars" (1953) used some of Menzies' original designs for the project.

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  The Three-D Follies (1953) Dir, "Akrobaticks" and "Fun in the Sun"
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  Invaders from Mars (1953) Director
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  The Maze (1953) Prod des and dir
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  Drums in the Deep South (1951) Director
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  The Whip Hand (1951) Director
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  Duel in the Sun (1947) 2nd Unit Director
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  Address Unknown (1944) Director
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  Conquest Of The Air (1940) Director () Directo) (Uncredited)
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  Gone With the Wind (1939) 2nd Unit Director
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  Four Dark Hours (1937) Director

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