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GullCottage / Flying Bear Films Presents
Film Archivist, Historian, Journalist, Educator:
His life a living link to a Hollywood
... most can only imagine.
THE MAN WHO "SAVED" THE MOVIES
The first film from Gull Cottage / Sandlot’s newly minted “Gull Cottage / Flying Bear” banner,
STEVE VERTLIEB: THE MAN WHO "SAVED" THE MOVIES is the feature-length
documentary delving into the colorful life, career and ultimate legacy
of cinema archivist, journalist, historian and film music educator STEVE
VERTLIEB - who's quiet, unassuming persona belies his growing status as
one of the most respected of figures to a new generation of cinema buffs, film makers, and, surprisingly, even that most fickle and verbose of filmdom's family tree - the genre fanboy.
A former on-air TV reviewer of film and magazine publisher, Steve's
learned and literate dissertations on cinema over the last near
half-century have made him a much sought after consultant on numerous
projects, including an appearance in the 2006 award winning documentary
KREATING KARLOFF, and as consultant on TCM's 75th Anniversary
Restoration of Marion Cooper's original KING KONG. Widely considered
one of the nation's foremost experts on the legendary "Great Ape", his
numerous articles on the subject (including that in the still definitive
volume THE GIRL IN THE HAIRY PAW) is referenced to this day by film
makers, teachers and cinema students alike.
( young Steve with FAMOUS MONSTERS
OF FILMLAND's Forrest J. "Uncle Forry" Ackerman and PSCYHO author / ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS screenwriter
Robert Bloch )
As an archivist, Mr. Vertlieb's collection of rare movie memorabilia is to such an unrivaled degree, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences once opened a dialog in the hopes of using parts of it for a planned film history annex.
This collection, combined with Steve's status as a film historian; along his voluminous output as a journalist / author, his engendered respect within the film music community (he considers dear friend, the late BEN-HUR, DOUBLE INDEMNITY composer MIKLOS ROZSA, a mentor), and a lifetime of personal & professional relationships with names as varied and famous as RAY BRADBURY, RAY HARRYHAUSEN, VERONICA CARLSON, JOHN WILLIAMS, BILLY WILDER, DAVID AMRAM and more (he’s truly “The BFF of the Stars“), have lately lead the aforementioned younger group of cinema buffs / film makers to affectionately refer to him as "Our Generation's Forrest J. Ackerman".
Upon meeting (and since becoming friends) with Mr. Vertlieb in late 2012, we were amazed (and befuddled) as to how, while known and loved for years within many aspects of the film industry community, his name was mostly unknown to the lay film aficionado. It is this oversight we seek to redress with STEVE VERTLIEB: THE MAN WHO "SAVED" THE MOVIES.