American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Zanuck, Darryl Francis 1902-1979. American motion-picture producer whose works include The Jazz Singer (1927), the first feature-length film with sound sequences, The Grapes of Wrath (1940), and Gentlemen's Agreement (1947).
- n. United States filmmaker whose works include the first full-length feature film with sound sequences (1902-1979)
“Zanuck's labor of love it was an endless and overproduced spectacle with an idealistic political agenda which ignored the President's uglier racism.”
“When it comes to watching, "I like when something goes wrong," says Lili Fini Zanuck, who produced the Oscars in 2000.”
“The biggest part of that show is who you have to host," says Lili Zanuck.”
“Zanuck characterized the early-'30s move toward prurience as a crusade of its own.”
“A depression-era picture, Zanuck told the Hollywood Reporter in 1932, needed "the punch and smash" of "a headline on the front page of any successful metropolitan daily" to lure impoverished jazz-age audiences into seats.”
“And yet, despite Zanuck's ballyhoo, behind the scenes Hollywood's compliance with the wishes of New York censors was swift and nearly universal.”
“There is the usual Burton-esque ghoulishness (Helena Bonham Carter's Red Queen, whose favorite retort is "Off with their heads," has a moat filled with bobbing noggins), but Zanuck assures most kids can handle it.”
“We finished shooting in December after only 40 days," Zanuck says.”
“There is something real, honest and sincere about her," Zanuck says.”
“It has been Burton-ized" is how producer Richard Zanuck describes the director's vision of the Lewis Carroll classic.”
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