Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies review – Star Wars film boss gets his name up in lights

Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies review – Star Wars film boss gets his name up in lights
Alan Ladd Jr greenlit Star Wars, Alien, The Omen and many more – winning the lasting admiration of countless directors and actors. Now, his daughter has made a heartfelt celluloid tribute to the producer

Here is a highly watchable documentary about Hollywood executive Alan Ladd Jr: an old gold Hollywood profile leavened with top-notes of family strife and reconciliation. Ladd, famously, was the studio boss at 20th Century Fox who got Star Wars through when the corporate brass wanted to pull the plug; but as this film shows, there was quite a lot more to him than that.

As his name indicates, Ladd was the son of troubled he-man actor Alan Ladd and it’s safe to say they didn’t have the best of relationships: as a gawky teenager, Ladd Jr didn’t fit in with his father’s attempts to project a wholesome family image and can be seen
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Similar News


Recently Viewed