Knowledge Identifier: +Don_Siegel
L.A. Confidential (film) - To give his cast and crew points and counterpoints to capture Los Angeles in the 1950s, he held a "mini-film festival," showing one film a week: "The Bad and the Beautiful", because it epitomized the glamorous Hollywood look; "In a Lonely Place", because it revealed the ugly underbelly of Hollywood glamor; Don Siegel's "The Lineup" and "Private Hell 36", "for their lean and efficient style;" and "Kiss Me Deadly", because it was "so rooted in the futuristic 50s: the atomic age
In 1954, Peckinpah was hired as a dialogue coach for "Riot in Cell Block 11"
He married Doe Avedon in 1957
Clint Eastwood - Eastwood starred in the atmospheric thriller Escape from Alcatraz in 1979, the last of his films to be directed by Don Siegel.
Sam Peckinpah - But during the summer of 1981, his original mentor Don Siegel gave him a chance to return to filmmaking.