Image(s) courtesy of: “The Elmore Leonard Archive, Irvin Department , University of South Carolina Libraries”Documentary Writer/Director, John Mulholland has wrapped production on his new feature documentary on “Hollywood’s Favorite Writer” Elmore Leonard, and has begun post-production on the film.The documentary is produced by Richard Zampella , who shot the interviews and will be editing the film with…

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Richard Zampella is a documentary film producer who along with Writer/Director John Mulholland has created content for Warner Home Video and Paramount Pictures. Among their production credits are Sergeant York: Of God and Country, narrated by Liam Neeson. Inside High Noon narrated by Frank Langella and Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen narrated by Sam…

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Writer/Director John Mulholland and Producer Richard Zampella have wrapped up a week in Los Angeles, filming West Coast interviews for their upcoming Elmore Leonard documentary. The interviews explore Leonard’s writing and the numerous film adaptations based on his work, such as: Get Shorty, Jackie Brown, Out Of Sight, and the FX television series, Justified.

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Richard Zampella, Producer Announces Release of New Blu-Ray Inside High Noon – Directors Cut Fall 2017. Narrated by Frank Langella. Written and Directed by John Mulholland

“INSIDE HIGH NOON” is a documentary on the 1952 film HIGH NOON – Starring “Gary Cooper” & “Grace Kelly.” The behind the scenes documentary is Written/Directed by: “John Mulholland,” narrated by “Frank Langella,” produced by “Richard Zampella & Shannon Mulholland” with on camera interviews with “President Bill Clinton,” “Tim Zinneman” (son of director Fred Zinneman) “Jonathan Foreman” (son of screenwriter Carl Foreman) “Crown Prince Albert of Monaco” (Grace Kelly’s son) “Maria Cooper” (Gary Cooper’s daughter) “Brian Garfield,” “Lee Clark Mitchell,” “Stephen Prince,” and “Meir Ribalow.”

HIGH NOON written by Carl Forman and directed by Fred Zinnemann was hailed upon its release in 1952 as an instant classic. It won several Academy Awards, including one for its legendary star, Gary Cooper. It was named the year’s best picture by the New York Film Critics Society. And yet, even though it’s high on the American Film Institute’s 100 Best Films of the Century, HIGH NOON’s respect has been hard won, indeed. Perhaps no other classic film has had such a rocky road as this “simple little western.”

HIGH NOON was hailed upon its release in 1952 as an instant classic. It won several Academy Awards, including one for its legendary star, Gary Cooper. It was named the year’s best picture by the New York Film Critics Society. And yet, even though it’s high on the American Film Institute’s 100 Best Films of the Century, HIGH NOON’s respect has been hard won, indeed. Perhaps no other classic film has had such a rocky road as this “simple little western.”

Decried by influential auteurist critics and academics, HIGH NOON has been attacked for being untrue to the western genre – read anti-populist; for being “middle-brow” (whatever that might mean); for being social drama hiding behind the western genre – and muddled social drama, at that; for being the most un-American film ever made (courtesy of John Wayne), etc.

However, over 60 years after its release, HIGH NOON still powerfully resonates with audiences around the world. When Solidarity needed a universal image to promote democracy and the right to vote in Poland in 1987, they chose Gary Cooper in HIGH NOON, a ballot in his hand rather than a gun. Conservatives and liberals both manage to cite HIGH NOON on the floor of Congress as a metaphor for their competing political ideals. Political cartoonists and headline writers inevitably use HIGH NOON as reference for countless crises. President Eisenhower cited High Noon as his favorite film, as have President Clinton and former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizuma.

On one hand, HIGH NOON has been attacked for being a conservative, damaging portrait of arrogant male paternalism. On the other hand, HIGH NOON is praised for challenging entrenched notions of gender, for exploring masculine anxiety, masculinity as a construct. Feminist critics and academics are offering intriguing and complex new readings to HIGH NOON.

Example: Amy Fowler (Grace Kelly) is having her new husband, Marshall Will Kane (Cooper), quit his career, leave his town, leave his friends, marry outside his church, and open a store of her choosing (wearing, perhaps, an apron?). Does Will Kane take on the villains at noon as a final gasp of masculine protest, as a declaration of independence from his wife’s control?

Ernest Hemingway compared a story’s meaning to an iceberg – like the iceberg, 7/8th of which lies hidden beneath the surface, 7/8th of a story’s meaning lies beneath the surface.

Carl Foreman’s bare-to-the-bones script and Fred Zinnemann’s equally spare direction are a perfect film correlative to Hemingway’s iceberg theory. This taut, seemingly straightforward little suspense western is complex, multi-layered, and perhaps even more relevant today than when it opened over 60 years ago.

John Mulholland, writer/director
INSIDE HIGH NOON

“The newly edited with added footage behind the scenes “INSIDE HIGH NOON- Directors Cut” documentary will be released Fall 2015 in Blu-Ray with numerous special features on the DVD” says producer Richard Zampella.

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“Richard Zampella” Produces DVD for Cooper and Hemingway Documentary

Passion River Films distributes “Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen” on DVD for Universities and Libraries around the country. Produced by “Richard Zampella” + “Shannon Mulholland”

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Produced by Richard Zampella + Shannon Mulholland

Inside High Noon – A documentary

High Noon – “A simple little western.”

Official Site: Inside High Noon
Twitter: @insidehighnoon
Blog: Inside High Noon

Narrated by Frank Langella
Written & Directed by John Mulholland
Produced by Richard Zampella & Shannon Mulholland

Inside High Noon produced by Richard Zampella

Gary Cooper
Inside High Noon
Narrated by Frank Langella

“Richard Zampella” “Shannon Mulholland”
New York, NY

Richard Zampella & Shannon Mulholland

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"Shannon Mulholland"

Gary Cooper in High Noon

What’s New: “Richard Zampella”

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Richard Zampella
What’s New?

Here is where creativity begins.

“Richard Zampella”

Produced by Richard Zampella & Shannon Mulholland

Shannon Mulholland

Gary Cooper On Set

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Richard Zampella – What’s New

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Preserving the Past
Historical Continuance

Richard Zampella
New York City, NY

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