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Films By Michael Epstein

final cut: the making and unmaking of heaven's gate (Michael Epstein, 2004)
In 1980, a $44-million movie flopped and took a major studio with it. [Heaven's Gate], was the epic western Michael Cimino made while drunk on the success of the Oscar-winning [The Deer Hunter]. As t… Read more

HITCHCOCK, SELZNICK AND THE END OF HOLLYWOOD (Michael Epstein, 1998)
On December 10, 1938 David O. Selznick burned down Atlanta. On the back lot of his Culver City studio, Selznick had just begun shooting what was to be one ot the greatest, most lavish films of the go… Read more

LennoNYC (Michael Epstein, 2011)
"New York became a part of who John and I were. We couldn't have existed the same way anywhere else." - Yoko Ono ... Just when you thought nothing new could be said or seen of John Lennon, Michael Ep… Read more

NONE WITHOUT SIN: ARTHUR MILLER, ELIA KAZAN AND THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST (Michael Epstein, 2002)
When Martin Scorsese presented Elia Kazan with a Lifetime Achievement Oscar in 1999, it generated tremendous worldwide controversy—not because of Kazan's acclaimed body of work, which includes … Read more

THE BATTLE OVER CITIZEN KANE (Thomas Lennon, Michael Epstein, 1995)
Two outsized Americans fought the battle for Citizen Kane William Randolph Hearst, 77-year-old newspaper baron, perched in a Californian castle with his concubine, Marion Davies, and Orson Welles, a … Read more

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