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I suppose that depends on the project.  Anything with David O. Selznick's
name was inevitably cast in his mold.  That can be especially interesting
when the director is of the caliber of George Cukor (Gone With the Wind)
or Alfred Hitchcock (Rebecca).  However, Selznick is the exception, not
the rule.
 
On Mon, 16 Oct 1995, DAVID MOON wrote:
 
>      Someone asked me recently what I thought the role of the Producer was
>      in a specific film. I have to admit that the answer I gave was not
>      entirely satisfactory. So, willing to learn, I would be grateful for
>      any opinions on how one determines the specific function(s) of a
>      producer when viewing a film/TV programme. i.e. in the same way that
>      one can say "That's a typical Spielberg movie!" or "Mike Leigh's
>      screenplay was up to his usual standard", can one say the same thing
>      about the role of the Producer in contemporary films? Is a 'good' film
>      always associated with a 'good' producer and vice versa?
>
>      Is there anything in particular that one should watch for in a film or
>      TV programme in order to determine the Producer's input into the final
>      product? Is a 'good' producer one that makes a fat return on the
>      investors' money? One that puts together a good team? Someone that is
>      associated with a glossy slick product?
>
>      I always had the impression that the Producer was hidden behind the
>      scenes, stapling together bits of paper and shouting at people when
>      the schedule is not adhered to, but I would suppose that this is not
>      doing justice to what must be a very important, if not vital function
>      in the materialisation of any film/TV programme.
>
>      David Moon
>
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