George Hickenlooper

George Hickenlooper

Writer-director George Hickenlooper‘s feature film credits include Factory Girl, about Andy Warhol and his muse, Edie Sedgwick; the internationally acclaimed documentary, Mayor of the Sunset Strip, the psycho-sexual drama The Man from Elysian FieldsThe Big Brass Ring, a political thriller adapted from an Orson Welles screenplay, and Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse for which George received a directing Emmy.  His interest in movies and filmmaking began in childhood – stemming in part from his Great Uncle’s (conductor Leopold Stokowski) involvement with Disney’s Fantasia.

On October 30, 2010, George died suddenly in Colorado while prepping for the Denver Film Fest premiere of his last film, Casino Jack. All of us connected to this site will always treasure our relationship with George, a true cinema buff who revered film history enough to join us here at Trailers from Hell.

Commentaries by George Hickenlooper

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The Third Man

1950
Selznick Releasing Organization
This was the final commentary recorded for us by George Hickenlooper. Carol Reed’s...
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Vanishing Point

1971
20th Century Fox
Dodge Challenger sales spiked when this existential road trip hit the screen in 1971....
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Yellow Submarine

1968
United Artists
Only a Blue Meanie could hate George Dunning’s limited animation classic, which screwed the...
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The Day of the Triffids

1963
Allied Artists Pictures
This first screen treatment of John Wyndham’s gripping science fiction novel...
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Paths of Glory

1957
United Artists
Based on an actual incident, Kubrick’s powerful anti-war classic is his first masterpiece,...
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Paper Moon

1973
Paramount
Peter Bogdanovich followed the success of Last Picture Show with this deliberately retro thirties-style...
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Gaslight

1944
MGM
This enduring model for the cads-driving-women-crazy genre is a classy Hollywood remake of the 1940...
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The Towering Inferno

1974
Warner Bros. and Twentieth Century-Fox
Irwin Allen followed up The Poseidon Adventure with another big budget disaster spectacle...
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The Blob

1958
Paramount
Maybe it’s only a few notches up from an industrial film, but this Valley...
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The Last Voyage

1960
MGM
Another semi-documentary style thriller from Andrew Stone, who stressed real locations in his...
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Five Million Years to Earth

1968
20th Century Fox
Third of Nigel Kneale’s visionary Quatermass features adapted from his groundbreaking...
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Night Of The Living Dead

1968
Continental Distributing
One-time industrial filmmaker George Romero’s seminal Pittsburgh indie (an unauthorized re-imagining...
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