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1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
Interviews with Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Al Pacino and others illustrate a look at how casting directors have shaped the direction of Hollywood over the last 50 years.

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Director: Tom Donahue

Genres: Documentary

Casting By (2012)

Release Date: November 1st, 2013|1 hr. 29 min.

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  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    A look into one of the most invisible, and crucial, of cinematic disciplines. Using the seminal casting director Marion Dougherty as a subject, the film walks us through the intricacies of casting, with insight from Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford and others. show more

  • 80
    David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter

    This is an illuminating close-up on a vital cog in the moviemaking machine and a fresh perspective on key episodes in the birth of the New Hollywood. show more

  • 63
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Casting By is also something of an elegy for a lost era, when talent, even at its rawest, stood far above prettiness as the primary reason for getting the part. show more

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