Harold and Lilian worked in hundreds of iconic films during the golden age of Hollywood, including The Apartment, The Birds and The Graduate. But their contributions remain mostly unaccredited.
Cinema has taught us true love must be turbulent, a devote follower of failed encounters and a slave to romantic tragedy. Yet despite Harold and Lillian Michelson spent their lives kissing each other on film sets, they never believed in that sentimental education. These rebel students were married for over six decades and worked in the Hollywood industry with the scariest monsters, from Cecil B. DeMille to Hitchcock. Harold drew the lines that formed every shot of a film on his storyboards, and Lillian performed the historic research that enabled big screen fiction to be credible. Through interviews and monochromatic drawings, Daniel Raim’s documentary proves great love stories not always happen in front of the camera. MD
D, G: Daniel Raim F: Battiste Fenwick, Daniel Raim E, P: Daniel Raim, Jennifer Raim S: Jason Tuttle M: Dave Lebolt I: Harold Michelson, Lillian Michelson, Gene Allen, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola, James D. Bissel
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He studied film at the American Film Institute, and became known in 2000 when his short film The Man on Lincoln’s Nose was nominated for an Oscar. He directed documentaries about some of the great names of classic Hollywood.