Empire of Dreams

“From the moment he put Hollywood and himself on the map in 1914 with the silent western ‘The Squaw Man’ until he took his final curtain in 1956 with ‘The Ten Commandments,’ which was his greatest success of all, in the American film industry there was Cecil B. DeMille, then there was everyone else. It was DeMille who, more than anyone, fashioned the international image of the Hollywood director as a tyrant with the high boots, riding crop and bullhorn to shout orders to thousands of extras.”

In Monarch of the Movie Set, Todd McCarthy reviews Scott Eyman’s new biography of legendary film director Cecil B. DeMille, Empire of Dreams.

Published in: on September 14, 2010 at 2:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

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