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SF360: Otto motives, a Preminger perspective

By Indiewire | Indiewire November 30, 2006 at 9:38AM

In an ideal world, privilege ought to come hand-in-hand with kindness--but in this one, being handed a seat at the top of the heap seldom makes for a pleasant personality. Director, producer and sometime actor Otto Preminger enjoyed a pretty painless ride from well-off family circumstances to well-connected professional beginnings, which then led without great struggle to his being one of Hollywood's biggest behind-the-camera names for several decades. Dennis Harvey reports.
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In an ideal world, privilege ought to come hand-in-hand with kindness--but in this one, being handed a seat at the top of the heap seldom makes for a pleasant personality. Director, producer and sometime actor Otto Preminger enjoyed a pretty painless ride from well-off family circumstances to well-connected professional beginnings, which then led without great struggle to his being one of Hollywood's biggest behind-the-camera names for several decades. Dennis Harvey reports.







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