Silverstein Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Elliot Silverstein (1927-2023)

Interviewed by: Robert Markowitz

Veteran director Elliot Silverstein (Cat Ballou, A Man Called Horse) discusses his long career in both television and film, working on set during several decades of Hollywood, and his passionate fight for the creative rights of directors.

Elliot Silverstein recollects how he got Richard Harris in the saddle on A Man Called Horse.

Silverstein recalls the fight to establish the Director's Cut and the bold move by Frank Capra that sealed the deal in negotiations with the producers for Creative Rights.

He explains how he took action when Universal Studios refused to provide him and other directors with an office to work out of and how that right was eventually negotiated and codified for future directors.