Filmmaker James Mangold discusses key advice given from Alexander Mackendrick
March 7, 2013
Making the Movie
What did Alexander Mackendrick recommend every director do before shooting a scene?
By J. Ott
Director James Mangold was a pupil of the legendary filmmaker Alexander "Sandy" Mackendrick (The Ladykillers, Sweet Smell of Success) at CalArts. In a bonus feature on the Criterion disc for Sweet Smell of Success, Mangold talks about a key piece of advice that Mackendrick once gave him: