PHAROS OF CHAOS: A PROFILE OF STERLING HAYDEN

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Documentary profile of actor Sterling Hayden.
DIRECTED BY – Wolf Eckart Buhler, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN – Germany (1983). Sterling Hayden – He worked with Stanley Kubrick in The Killing and Dr Strangelove, Francis Ford Coppola in The Godfather, John Huston in The Asphalt Jungle and Robert Altman in The Long Goodbye. The myth of Sterling Hayden fascinates many today and this remarkable self-portrait documentary is available to be seen for the first time since its original theatrical run in 1983 with this special edition DVD BR release. Even by Hollywood’s standards Hayden was more than just another difficult star. His swashbuckling macho arrogance, self- destructive, guilt- ridden psyche and charming, self deprecating sense of humour contribute to a larger than life story one befitting the 6 5 sailor turned actor billed by the studios in 1940 as the most beautiful man in the movies . This feature length documentary shot on Hayden s barge somewhere along the rivers of France in 1982 recounts the extraordinary events of his life with a no holds barred candour from his early sailing experiences, adventures with Yugoslav partisans during World War 2, Communist sympathies and his subsequent confession to the House of Un-American Activities Committee and his lifelong struggle with alcoholism. For more information visit our website screenpop.

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