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The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal (1985)

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An endearing tribute to the father of fantasy and science fiction filmmaking - Oscar winner George Pal . Five decades of the visionary film makers groundbreaking works are presented via rare interviews and dynamic movie scenes.

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The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal is an unforgettable seminal documentary covering the life and career of the genius, eight-time Academy Award winner, who inspired contemporary artists such as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Gene Roddenberry and many more. It contains epic interviews with stars and filmmakers whose lives he touched, famous movie clips, rare archival footage, photos and some of his original artist's renderings. Produced and directed by Arnold Leibovit, chief advisor Mrs. George Pal. Written by B2MP, Inc.

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Features an interview with Rod Taylor and director George Pal about their work in The Time Machine (1960). See more »

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Features Destination Moon (1950) See more »

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THE FATHER OF SCI-FI
8 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

George Pal is the father of modern sci-fi. This documentary is one of the most enjoyable I have ever seen. Pal was a hero of mine since I first saw his classic "Destination Moon" in 1950. It was astounding. I watched it over and over and waited for another picture from him. The wait was worth it. WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, WAR OF THE WORLDS, CONQUEST OF SPACE, THE TIME MACHINE and NAKED JUNGLE. Each and every picture won Academy Awards for best special effects. This Documentory goes into every aspect of Mr. Pal's life from the early days at Paramount and his Puppetoons to his last movie. The stars that worked for him are interviewed from Charlton Heston to Rod Taylor. This is a real treat.


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