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The disappointment of Load did not deter Anthony Mann. In September 1950, Side Street producer Sam Zimbalist sent Mann to the Cinecittà studios outside Rome where the M-G-M blockbuster Quo Vadis was in production. Working for twenty-four nights with assistance from cinematographer William V. Skall (...

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Published in: The Crime Films of Anthony Mann p. 241
Main Author: Max Alvarez
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: University Press of Mississippi 11-08-2013
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Summary: The disappointment of Load did not deter Anthony Mann. In September 1950, Side Street producer Sam Zimbalist sent Mann to the Cinecittà studios outside Rome where the M-G-M blockbuster Quo Vadis was in production. Working for twenty-four nights with assistance from cinematographer William V. Skall (of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope), Mann directed the burning of Rome sequence while credited director Mervyn LeRoy supervised the daytime material.¹ Upon return to Hollywood, Mann elaborated on his Italian assignment: I shot for four and one-half weeks. We built blocks of streets and squares and bridges and sewers and staircases at the Cinecitta studios. We
ISBN: 1617039241
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