Jack Arnold was a prolific genre director over the course of his many years as a filmmaker. He started as a cinematographer in the Army Signal Corps during World War II, and after the end of the war started a production company that made promotional films for nonprofit organizations. His early film With These Hands (1950) was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The movies he went on to make in Hollywood as a contract director for Universal Pictures—among them It Came from Outer Space (1953), Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), Tarantula! (1955), and The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)—became his best-known works. Even late into his career, Arnold kept an office on the Universal lot.
10 Things I Learned: Melvin Van Peebles: Essential Films
The consulting producer of our box-set tribute to one of American cinema’s most uncompromising artists shares some facts she learned about the filmmaker’s eclectic career and global perspective.
10 Things I Learned: Visions of Eight
The producer of our edition of this ambitious omnibus film about the 1972 Munich Olympic Games details how its dynamic group of international directors came to be involved with the project.
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