John Frankenheimer’s birthday
Originally shared by Kenneth Johnson
February 19th Memoriam Spotlight: John Frankenheimer spent much of his early career directing live television, which he preferred to the usual single-camera multi-take method of film making. However, when he directed movies the result was usually electric: „The Young Savages” (1961), „The Birdman Of Alcatraz” (1962), my favorite „The Train” (1964), „Grand Prix” and „Seconds” (1966), „Black Sunday” (1977), and „Ronin” (1998). Best known for „The Manchurian Candidate” (1962), which became the focus of controversy given the assassination of President Kennedy that year, Frankenheimer personally drove his friend Robert Kennedy to the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles the day he was assassinated in 1968.