Hello folks. Well
this is a bit out of my usual depth when speaking about a public figure, a man
who directed and produced 40 films. A man
that frequently collaborated with Robert Redford both in acting along side Redford as well as being behind the camera, his film Out of Africa was
nominated for 11 Academy Awards receiving seven wins, including Pollack’s for
Best Direction as well as Best Picture.
From suspense thrillers, dramatizations to romantic comedies, Pollack
had Tinsletown on a string. Working with
the likes of Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, Terri Garr, Paul Newman, Barbara
Streisand and Jane Fonda to name a few; his open-heart approach he was a strong
advocate for the Director’s Guild of America and founded with production office
with screen writer Anthony Minghella (Maybury, Grange Hill, Inspector Morse, The
English Patient and The Talented Mr. Ripley) calling it Mirage
It is this we will be exploring this week. A body of what I would constitute Pollack’s
finest works and proof there will never be another like him. I hope this informs and entertains.