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Dawn (2013, short, drama)
Directed by Rose McGowan
Starring Piper Laurie

"I just finished my first piece for RSA Black Dog, which is Ridley Scott's commercial music video company. I directed a 20-minute short with amazing actors. It was a really amazing project to do, and I felt really comfortable doing it, more so than I ever have acting."



The Essentials - Episodes

The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Episode Aired on March 22, 2008
• Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
• Selected Cast: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas
• Written by: Charles Schnee, George Bradshaw
• Release Year: 1952
• Genre: Drama

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Sypnosis
Told in flashback form, the film traces the rise and fall of a tough, ambitious Hollywood producer Jonathan Shields (Kirk Douglas), as seen through the eyes of various acquaintances, including a writer James Lee Bartlow (Dick Powell), a star Georgia Lorrison (Lana Turner) and a director Fred Amiel (Barry Sullivan). He is a hard-driving, ambitious man who ruthlessly uses everyone - including the writer, star and director - on the way to becoming one of Hollywood's top moviemakers.

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Film Trivia & Facts
• The working title, Tribute to a Bad Man, was later used as the title of an unrelated MGM feature. One reason for the title change was to add "beautiful", in consideration of the top-billed Lana Turner.

• This movie holds the record for most Academy Awards won by a film not nominated for Best Picture, with five.