SND Films
By Rieke Brendel
& Andrew Davies
2014
Portrait / Cultural
52 & 76 min.
Germany
English
Produced by Florian Film GmbH
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The Great Kate peeps behind the scenes of the golden era of Hollywood to discover exactly how and why Katherine Hepburn became one of the most famous actresses in the glamorous world of cinema.

She was an intellectual outsider with a headstrong personality who embodied a completely new charismatic female on screen. Creating an image is nothing new in Hollywood, but she managed to control her own by skilfully playing with the studio system.

Katharine Hepburn managed an unbelievable 60-year career, keeping an outstanding open mind, staying provocative and timeless – something that still fascinates us even today.

An ARTE/AVRO co-production

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SND Films
By Andrew Davies
& André Schäfer
2009
Portrait / Cultural
52 & 90 min.
Germany
English/German
Produced by Florianfilm Gmbh
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Format: 16:9

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MADE, DORIS DAY SUPERSTAR is an endearing account of Doris Day’s life and career delivered in a quirky and fun way. It’s as cute and as wholesome as the lady it is about – offering a fascinating insight into Doris’s distant Germanic roots, her hardworking days in Hollywood and twilight years retired with her dogs in a picturesque and pet-friendly town. Covering serious and respectful journalism which actually enables Joe Public to impartially appraise the woman who is a cultural icon of the 20th and 21st century.

With a healthy dose of movie, television and song clips which represent all facets of Doris Day the entertainer; unique material from private archives; all-new interviews with actors Philip Brown, Peter Graves, Jackie Joseph and Noah Keen, biographers Pierre Patrick and Tom Santopietro, Doris Day fans, childhood acquaintances and even distant relatives from Germany.

This is all wrapped up with some fascinating on-location filming of historical landmarks and buildings relevant to Doris Day’s family, career and life from her birth place of Cincinnati, her current home town of Carmel-by-the-Sea to the German province. A 2008 telephone conversation between Doris and the film’s makers is also notably contained which occurred during Doris’s annual “birthday” call-in on her local radio station with DJ Ed Dickinson [where the production team were visiting].

A timely reminder of what a difference having Doris Day has made to the world.

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