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Director’s Cut: My Life In Film Ted Kotcheff

March 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come celebrate the publication of Ted Kotcheff’s memoir, Director’s Cut: My Life in Film, with a discussion and signing at Book Soup.

 In Director’s Cut, the legendary director known for producing the groundbreaking TV show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and for directing blockbusters like First Blood and Weekend at Bernie’s looks back on his life. The memoir is rich with stories from his fascinating life — his banishment from the U.S. for suspected communism, his time boarding with Mordecai Richler in London, and his years spent working with stars like Sylvester Stallone, James Mason, Gregory Peck, Ingrid Bergman, Gene Hackman, Jane Fonda, and Richard Dreyfuss.

 

 

With six decades in show business, legendary director Ted Kotcheff looks back on his life.
Born to immigrant parents and raised in the slums of Toronto during the Depression, Ted Kotcheff learned storytelling on the streets before taking a stagehand job at CBC Television. Discovering his skills with actors and production, Kotcheff went on to direct some of the greatest films of the freewheeling 1970s, including The Apprenticeship of Duddy KravitzWake in Fright, and North Dallas Forty. After directing the 1980s blockbusters First Blood and Weekend at Bernie’s, Kotcheff helped produce the groundbreaking TV show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. During his career, he was declared a Communist by the U.S. government, banned from the Royal Albert Hall in London, and coped with assassination threats on one of his lead actors.   With his seminal films enjoying a critical renaissance, including praise from Martin Scorsese and Nick Cave, Kotcheff now turns the lens on himself. Witty and fearless, Director’s Cut is not just a memoir, but also a close-up on life and craft, with stories of his long friendship with Mordecai Richler and working with stars like Sylvester Stallone, James Mason, Gregory Peck, Ingmar Bergman, Gene Hackman, Jane Fonda, and Richard Dreyfuss, as well as advice on how to survive the slings and arrows of Hollywood. (ECW Press)

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Date:
March 23, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Website:
http://www.booksoup.com/event/ted-kotcheff-discusses-and-signs-director’s-cut-my-life-film

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Book Soup
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310.659.3110
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8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
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