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Encyclopedia > Frank Darabont
Frank Darabont
Born January 28, 1959 (1959-01-28) (age 48)
Montbeliard, France
Other name(s) Frank A. Darabont
Occupation Film Director
Screenwriter
Producer
Years active 1981-Present

Frank Darabont (born January 28, 1959) is a three-time Academy Award nominated[1]American film director, screenwriter and producer. He has been involved in the production of two Academy Award-nominated films, The Shawshank Redemption[2] and The Green Mile[3]. is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Montbéliard (German Mömpelgard) is a commune in the Doubs département, in eastern France. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 drama film, written and directed by Frank Darabont, based on the Stephen King novella, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. ... This article is about the 1999 film adaptation. ...

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Biography

Early life

Darabont was born in a refugee camp in Montbeliard, France. His parents fled Hungary after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. When he was still an infant, his family moved to the United States. Montbéliard (German Mömpelgard) is a commune in the Doubs département, in eastern France. ... Combatants Soviet Union ÁVH Hungarian government, various nationalist militias Commanders Yuri Andropov Pál Maléter, Béla Király, Gergely Pongrátz, József Dudás Strength 150,000 troops, 6,000 tanks 100,000+ demonstrators (some later armed), unknown number of soldiers Casualties 720 killed according to official...


Career

By the age of 20, Darabont became involved in filmmaking. One of his first films was a short adaptation of Stephen King's The Woman in the Room, which made the semi-finalist list for Academy Award consideration in 1983.[citation needed] This short "Dollar Baby" led to a close association with King, who granted him the "handshake deal" rights to another one of his shorter works, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption from the collection Different Seasons. A film being made in Warsaw, Bracka street Filmmaking is the process of making a film, from an initial story idea or commission through scriptwriting, shooting, editing and finally distribution to an audience. ... For other persons named Stephen King, see Stephen King (disambiguation). ... This is the title of a short story written by Stephen King and published in his Night Shift collection. ... The Dollar Baby (also sometimes referred to as the Dollar Deal) is a term coined by best-selling author Stephen King in reference to a select group of student and aspiring filmmakers for whom he has granted permission to adapt one of his short stories for the sole consideration of... Different Seasons (1982) is a novella collection by Stephen King containing the following stories: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (subtitled: Hope Springs Eternal) Apt Pupil (subtitled: Summer of Corruption) The Body (subtitled: Fall From Innocence) The Breathing Method (subtitled: A Winters Tale) Three movies, The Shawshank Redemption (based on...


Prior to his directing career, Darabont was a successful and sought after screenwriter with work on genre films that included: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, The Blob,The Fly II and an unproduced sequel to Commando[4]. Darabont made his feature length directorial debut with Buried Alive, a TV movie with a $2,000,000 budget that aired on the USA Network in 1990. Darabont followed with an extended run as writer for George Lucas' short-lived television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. He became famous, however, after making good on the deal with Stephen King by writing and directing 1994 The Shawshank Redemption for which he was nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay at the 1995 Academy Awards. The film was also nominated for six other Academy Awards including Best Picture. The Blob is a 1988 horror film distributed by Tristar Pictures. ... The Fly II was a movie produced in 1989 starring Eric Stoltz and Daphne Zuniga. ... Commando (first released on October 4, 1985) is a Hollywood action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. ... Frank Darabont (born on January 28, 1959) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. ... USA Network is a popular American cable television network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is an Emmy Award-winning American television series that ran from 1992 to 1996. ... The year 1994 in film involved some significant events. ... The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 drama film, written and directed by Frank Darabont, based on the Stephen King novella, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... // The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ...


After a five-year hiatus, Darabont returned to the screen with the extremely well-received The Green Mile, a film he directed, scripted and produced. Like The Shawshank Redemption, this film is also based on a Stephen King work. The film was nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture and Darabont was nominated for his second Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay. He followed this with The Majestic two years later in 2001 to considerably less fanfare. Following lukewarm reviews from critics, the film failed at the box-office, recouping only half of its $72 million budget internationally. The Green Mile (1999) is an American drama movie, and is directed by Frank Darabont. ... For other persons named Stephen King, see Stephen King (disambiguation). ... // The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... The Majestic is a 2001 film, written by Michael Sloane, and directed by Frank Darabont. ...


Known well for his scriptwriting ability, Darabont is known to have doctored the scripts of the Steven Spielberg films Saving Private Ryan and Minority Report. In 2002, he penned an early draft of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and while Spielberg reportedly loved it, George Lucas rejected the script for reasons unknown. Steven Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 Academy-Award-winning film set in World War II, directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat. ... Minority Report is a 2002 film by Steven Spielberg starring Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow, Samantha Morton,Kathryn Morris, and Colin Farrell. ... Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a 2008 adventure film. ...


In 2005, Cemetery Dance Publications published Darabont's novella Walpuski's Typewriter in a limited edition. The story, originally written in his early twenties, first appeared in Jessie Horsting's magazine Midnight Graffiti. Cemetery Dance Publications is a specialty press publisher of horror and dark suspense. ...


Filmography (as director)

Frank Darabont (born on January 28, 1959) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. ... The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 drama film, written and directed by Frank Darabont, based on the Stephen King novella, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. ... This article is about the 1999 film adaptation. ... The Majestic is a 2001 film, written by Michael Sloane, and directed by Frank Darabont. ... The Mist, alternately known as Stephen Kings The Mist, is a 2007 American horror film based on the 1980 novella The Mist by Stephen King. ... This article is about the novel. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001104/awards
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/awards
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120689/awards
  4. ^ http://www.commandofans.com/commando2script.pdf

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