Paul Aaron


Director

Biography

Life Events

Photo Collections

Wild Guitar - Lobby Cards
Here are some Lobby Cards from Wild Guitar (1962). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Pygmalion - Movie Poster
Pygmalion - Movie Poster
The Fallen Idol - Movie Poster
Here is the 1-sheet movie poster from the American release of the British film The Fallen Idol (1948), starring Ralph Richardson. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Moonfleet - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a number of photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's Moonfleet (1955), starring Stewart Granger, Viveca Lindfors, and George Sanders, and directed by Fritz Lang.

Videos

Movie Clip

Prince Of Tides, The (1991) - I Enjoy Hating Her! From his narrated family history prologue of his South Carolina coastal childhood, from the original Pat Conroy novel, Nick Nolte as Tom Wingo with his daughters (Lindsay Wray, Maggie Collier, Brandlyn Whitaker) and wife Sallie (Blythe Danner), director and co-star Barbra Streisand shooting on location in Beaufort, in The Prince Of Tides, 1991.
Suspiria (1977) - There's A Murderer! Pat (Eva Axén, who mysteriously fled the German dance school where American heroine Jessica Harper just arrived) didn’t want to explain to Sonia (Susanna Javicoli) what happened, and it turns out real bad for them both, early in Dario Argento’s notorious horror spectacle, Suspiria, 1977.
Sabotage (1936) - You Made London Laugh On location at the London zoo aquarium, financially motivated amateur terrorist Verloc (Oscar Homolka), having staged a blackout the night before, meets mysterious paymaster Vladimir (Austin Trevor), with a famous effect by director Alfred Hitchcock, in Sabotage, 1936.
Sabotage (1936) - If The Arsenal Lose We know grocer Ted (John Loder) is a policeman, Sylvia Sidney at the ticket box doesn't know the guys (William Dewhurst, Peter Bull, then Torin Thatcher) visiting her husband (Oscar Homolka) are terrorists, her young brother (Desmond Tester) also an innocent, in Hitchcock's Sabotage, 1936.
Eating Raoul (1982) - Open, The Barrier Between Food And Sex Never to be mistaken for any other movie, co-writer, director and star Paul Bartel’s opening to Eating Raoul, 1982, though the title song is borrowed, a near-standard from 1930 by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, performed by Jonathan Beres, with Bartel, Lynn Hobart, Richard Paul and the unfortunate Mark Woods in the first scene, the narration not credited.
Moonraker (1979) - Such Good Sport At what’s supposed to be his French-styled estate transported to California, but is in fact Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Seine-et-Marne, France, space-entrepreneur villain Drax (Michael Lonsdale) keeps up the appearance of cooperation with Bond (Roger Moore) with a pheasant hunt, in Moonraker, 1979.
Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp, The (1943) - Forty Years Ago Part of the opening narrative device, home guard squad led by "Spud" Wilson (James McKechnie) arresting the elder General Wynne-Candy (Roger Livesey) at a Turkish bath, from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp, 1943.
Way For A Sailor (1930) - That's What I Call Seafood Merchant sailors on leave in Singapore, John Gilbert as Jack and Jim Tully as Ginger and planning a scam to stretch their funds when they encounter their abusive crew boss “Tripod” (Wallace Beery) from the ship, in the middle of being fleeced by a pleasure-boat pimp (Sôjin Kamayama), in MGM’s Way For A Sailor, 1930.
Lawnmower Man, The (1992) - Virtual Space Industries Opening the world wide indy hit from director Brett Leonard and producer and co-writer Gimel Everett, barely based on the Stephen King story from which the title came, Pierce Brosnan as a virtual reality scientist and Mark Bringleson his boss, and an experiment with a chimp about to go wrong, in The Lawnmower Man, 1992.
Lawnmower Man, The (1992) - You Have The Best Games Having quit his virtual reality chimp-research job because of its military applications, frustrated Dr. Angelo (Pierce Brosnan) is inspired to recruit his dimwit yard man Jobe (Jeff Fahey), which leads to him getting hooked up on gaming gear with the neighbor kid (Austin O’Brien), in the indy hit and tech sensation The Lawnmower Man, 1992.
Simon (1980) - Epstein, Rats And Chickens Austin Pendleton as Becker leads the team at the comical “Institute For Advanced Concepts” in flattering professor Alan Arkin (title character) into believing he’s being brought on as a colleague, rather than a test subject, introducing Madeline Kahn as Dr. Mallory with a powerful pitch, in writer-director Marshall Brickman’s Simon, 1980.
Simon (1980) - Did You Get The Fluids? Madeline Kahn as scheming Dr. Malllory, with her colleagues at the unglued “Institute For Advanced Concepts” (William Finley, Austin Pendleton, and Wallace Shawn as Eric Van Dongen) confirms she’s collected bodily fluids from Alan Arkin, the unwitting title character, the professor they’re planning to brainwash, who believes he’s conducting his own research, with a sensory deprivation tank, in Marshall Brickman’s Simon, 1980.

Trailer

Devil's Disciple, The (1959) -- (Original Trailer) Co-stars and producers Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas top-billed, but sharing credit with their hired colleague Laurence Olivier, playing the British General Burgoyne, in the England-made and UA distributed The Devil’s Disciple, 1959, from the George Bernard Shaw play.
Sweet Revenge (1976) - Original Trailer Original trailer for director-producer Jerry Schatzberg’s little-seen comic-crime piece about a female car thief, Sweet Revenge, 1976, starring Stockard Channing, with Sam Waterston and Franklin Ajaye.
Mountain Men, The (1980) - I Thought You Lost Your Hair Charlton Heston as trapper Tyler has been quite alone through the credits, until in the opening shots, with stunt men taking over briefly, he’s joined by Brian Keith as fellow old-timer Frapp, in 1830’s Wyoming, with plenty of spice in the screenplay by Heston’s son Fraser, in The Mountain Men, 1980.
Bank Shot (1974) -- Original Trailer Joanna Cassidy in a tub of money delivers the pitch straight to camera, in the trailer for Bank Shot, 1974, the heist comedy starring George C. Scott, from Landers-Roberts, the team behind the 1971 hit The Hot Rock.
Benji - (Original Trailer) A stray dog sets out to rescue two kidnapped children in Benji (1974), directed by Joe Camp and starring Christopher Connelly.
1941 - (Original Trailer) Panic sweeps Hollywood when a Japanese invasion is suspected in Steven Spielberg's gigantic farce 1941 (1979).
Hook - (Original Trailer) A grown up Peter Pan tries to prevent the return of the evil Captain Hook in Steven Spielberg's 1991 fantasy Hook starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman and Julia Roberts.
Grease - (Original Trailer) A prim Australian exchange student (Olivia Newton-John) falls for a high school gang leader (John Travolta) in the hit musical, Grease (1978).
Reds -- (Original Trailer) Warren Beatty directed and co-starred, with Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson in Reds, 1981, the story of John Reed, the American Communist who is buried in the Kremlin.
Jerry Maguire -- (Original Trailer) Tom Cruise stars in the romantic comedy Jerry Maguire (1996), which made a star of Renee Zellweger and nabbed Cuba Gooding, Jr. a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
Driving Miss Daisy - (Original Trailer) Driving Miss Daisy (1989), the story of an elderly Southern white woman and her black chauffeur, won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actress (Jessica Tandy) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Alfred Uhry).
Alphabet City - (Original Trailer) A New York City drug dealer decides to get out of the business, but has to flee from mobsters in Alphabet City (1984).

Hosted Intro

Ben Mankiewicz Intro -- Mid 1970's to Mid 1980's Canadian Animation Ellen Besen and Aubry Mintz representing the National Film Board of Canada join Ben Mankiewicz to introduce their look at mid-1970's to mid-1980's animation.
Late 1980's's to 1990's Canadian Animation Ellen Besen and Aubry Mintz representing the National Film Board of Canada join Ben Mankiewicz for comments following their look at late 1980’s to 1990’s animation.
Ben Mankiewicz Intro -- Late 1980's's to 1990's Canadian Animation Ellen Besen and Aubry Mintz representing the National Film Board of Canada join Ben Mankiewicz to introduce their look at late 1980’s to 1990’s animation.
Mid 1970's to Mid 1980's Canadian Animation Ellen Besen and Aubry Mintz representing the National Film Board of Canada join Ben Mankiewicz for comments following their look at mid-1970’s to mid-1980’s animation.
Early 1970's Canadian Animation Ellen Besen and Aubry Mintz representing the National Film Board of Canada join Ben Mankiewicz for comments following their look at early 1970’s animation.
Ben Mankiewicz Intro -- Early 1970's Canadian Animation Ellen Besen and Aubry Mintz representing the National Film Board of Canada join Ben Mankiewicz to introduce their look at early 1970’s animation.
Tribute To Norman McLaren and 1960's Animation Ellen Besen and Aubry Mintz representing the National Film Board of Canada join Ben Mankiewicz for comments following their Tribute To Norman McLaren and 1960's Canadian animation.
Ben Mankiecz Intro -- Tribute To Norman McLaren Ellen Besen and Aubry Mintz representing the National Film Board of Canada join Ben Mankiewicz to introduce their Tribute To Norman McLaren.

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