What Ever Happened to Robert Aldrich?
Robert Aldrich (1918-1983) spent most of his filmmaking career quarrelling with large distribution companies as he tried to get his films in front of an audience. But it wasn’t until his first action movies when he was brought into public notice. Four of them were picked and included in our programme. The lecture will focus on Aldrich’s non-action pieces and on his status in Hollywood in the 1950s and 1960s when old manners were almost gone but one still needed good idea and acquaintances to fight their way through.