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David Picker 1931-2019

Discussion in 'Movies' started by atcolomb, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. atcolomb

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    David Picker who was studio head of United Artist, Paramount, and Columbia past away on Saturday. He won the rights to the James Bond novels and recommended United Artists to make a movie about The Beatles which became A Hard Day's Night. He also brought European filmmakers such as Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman, François Truffaut, Louis Malle, and Sergio Leone to United Artists as well as Woody Allen.
     
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    A major behind-the -scenes player whose contribution to the Bond series was acknowledged by Terence Young.

    I'm pleased he lived to a good age.
     
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    David Picker gave Lucas ten thousand to write the screenplay for American Graffiti, and also included some money for the Star Wars idea in that deal.

    Twenty-three years later David was involved in my first screenplay deal.

    He knew EVERYBODY, and always had a deal going with someone. I'll always be grateful to him.
     
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