About the Film
The Los Angeles Times Critics’ Pick Something’s Gonna Live is an intimate portrait of life, death, friendship and the movies, as recalled by some of Hollywood’s greatest cinema artists.
Academy Award®-nominated director Daniel Raim (The Man on Lincoln’s Nose) captures the late life coming together of renowned art directors Robert Boyle (North by Northwest, The Birds), Henry Bumstead (To Kill a Mockingbird, The Sting) and Albert Nozaki (The War of the Worlds, The Ten Commandments), storyboard illustrator Harold Michelson (The Graduate, Star Trek: The Motion Picture), and master cinematographers Haskell Wexler (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Medium Cool) and Conrad Hall (In Cold Blood, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid). These prolific artists have worked on a total of 400 films, garnering 25 Academy Award® nominations and 8 wins.
From snapshots, sketches, and vintage footage interwoven with interviews and contemporary footage of these artists visiting former studios and locations, we get a behind-the-scenes look at moviemaking in the golden age of cinema. As we watch iconic scenes of our collective imaginations emerge from their drawings, models, matte paintings, and sets, we hear tales of Mae West, “Hitch,” and DeMille, and experience their longing for the sense of community that made working on these films so great.
Not a nostalgia piece, but an exploration of the artist’s moral obligation to truthfully portray the human condition, Something’s Gonna Live is a “deeply moving” (LA Times) celebration of the human stories behind the glamorous edifice of Hollywood.
Something’s Gonna Live:
An Adama Films Production in association with Spiderwood Studios
Executive Producer: Tommy G. Warren; Producers: Gerald Chamales, Daniel Raim, Jennifer Raim
Writer/Director: Daniel Raim
Directors of Photography: Haskell Wexler, A.S.C., Guido Verweyen & Daniel Raim
Original Music Composition: Assaf Rinde
Editing: Daniel Raim, Jennifer Raim
Additional Editing: Esther Shubinski
Run Time: 78 min