Polly Platt
American film producer, production designer and screenwriter
Polly Platt
Mary Marr "Polly" Platt was an American film producer, production designer and screenwriter.
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Warren Adler: Last Man Standing
Huffington Post - over 4 years
For years people have been asking me how studios, producers, film executives and actors make their decisions on picking books to adapt to theatrical movies and television. Like most things in life, there is never one answer. Above all, there is market precedent. Which films have made the most money? Will a genre copycat film idea garner the same box office? What popular stars are available? How do they react to the material? What will it cost to make? Who is presenting the material to the people who make the "go" decisions? What are the demographics to be served? Who will put up the money? Who will go to the mat for the project? Is the book a runaway best seller? Indeed, there is a grab bag of answers, motives and choices. Some will be based on passionate emotional involvement in the material. Some will be purely business decisions based on history, assumptions and market conditions. Most will be presented by savvy agents who have the connections to make their pitches. ...
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Hollywood's consummate all-rounder made movies happen - The Age
Google News - over 5 years
POLLY Platt, a Hollywood producer, designer and screenwriter who was responsible for the aesthetic of several of Peter Bogdanovich's early films, has died of Lou Gehrig's disease at her home in New York, aged 72. Platt was the first female art director
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Peter Bogdanovich: el cinéfilo empedernido - CanalTCM (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Supongo que en ella, si habla de sus películas, hará mención a su ex mujer Polly Platt quien participó activamente en su debut, La última película, tras la cual se divorciaron al caer Peter rendido ante la belleza de una jovencísima Cybill Sepherd
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Remembering Polly Platt: A collaborative filmmaker, friend to AFF, and mentor ... - Austin Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Take Polly Platt, for example, the heralded film producer/production designer/screenwriter who died July 27 at the age of 72. Imagining a world where Platt had never been born means imagining a world where some of the best movies and TV shows were
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Morning Call Sheet: More 'Bewitched,' More Alice, Cool Countdowns, and a Dumb ... - Big Hollywood
Google News - over 5 years
Polly Platt, who died just last month at 72, is responsible for the film's incredible production design. She was married to the film's director, Peter Bogdanovich, at the time, and his marriage-ending fling with star Cybill Shepherd during production
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'Holy moly!' and other first impressions - Orlando Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
Obits: actor Tom Aldredge, whose wife, the famous costume designer Theoni Aldredge, died earlier this year, 83; Polly Platt, movie producer and set designer (Oscar nominee for art and set decoration for "Terms of Endearment"), 72; Dan Peek,
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Notable deaths around nation, world as of Aug. 7, 2011 - OregonLive.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Polly Platt, 72, of New York, an Oscar-nominated art director for "Terms of Endearment" and later film producer, died July 27 of Lou Gehrig's disease. She starting working in movies with her husband, writer-director Peter Bogdanovich, and continued
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Polly Platt, Film Producer and Designer, Dies at 72
NYTimes - over 5 years
Polly Platt, a Hollywood producer, designer and screenwriter who was responsible for the aesthetic of several of Peter Bogdanovich's early films, died on Wednesday at her home in Brooklyn. She was 72. The cause was amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, her family said. Mr. Bogdanovich was Ms. Platt's second husband.
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Zomrela hollywoodska producentka Polly Platt - Webnoviny.sk
Google News - over 5 years
Polly Platt zoznámila Jamesa L. Brooksa a Matta Groeninga, ktorí spolu vytvorili animovaný seriál Simpsonovci (1989). BRATISLAVA 29. júla (WEBNOVINY) - Vo veku 72 rokov zomrela v New Yorku hollywoodska producentka Polly Platt
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Morreu a produtora de Hollywood Polly Platt - Público.pt
Google News - over 5 years
Polly Platt, produtora de Hollywood e nomeada a um Óscar na categoria de direcção artística pelo filme “Terms of Endearment” (1983), de James L. Brooks, morreu na sua casa em Nova Iorque na passada quarta-feira. Tinha 72 anos
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The Cricket's Daily 3: Calling in the riot squad - Salt Lake Tribune (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
[Los Angeles Times, Hollywood Reporter] • Polly Platt -- the production designer on “Terms of Endearment,” the writer of “Pretty Baby,” a producer on “Say Anything,” “The Last Picture Show,” “Paper Moon” and “What's Up, Doc?,” and the inspiration
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Battleship Trailer Released by Universal - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Cool Tumblr feed for writer-lovers about places where writers write. http://tumblr.com/xbh3qqafdy (10 hours ago) RIP Polly Platt, Production Designer and Producer, Driving Force for Directors: I first met producer/production ... http://bit.ly/o31uJ6
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Polly Platt
    CHILDHOOD
  • 2011
    Born
    Died on July 27, 2011.
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  • OTHER
  • 2003
    Age -9
    In 2003, she appeared in the BBC documentary film Easy Riders, Raging Bulls.
    More Details Hide Details Platt was working on a documentary about the filmmaker Roger Corman at the time of her death. Platt was married to Philip Klein until his death in a car accident in the 1960s, eight months after they married.
  • 1994
    Age -18
    In 1994, she was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award.
    More Details Hide Details Brooks said that Platt "couldn't walk into a gas station and get gas without mentoring somebody. Movies are a team sport, and she made teams function. She would assume a maternal role in terms of really being there. The film was everything, and ego just didn't exist."
  • 1985
    Age -27
    Platt later married prop maker Tony Wade; they remained married until his death in 1985; she was stepmother to his two children, Kelly and Jon.
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    Platt worked extensively with James L. Brooks throughout her career. She was the executive vice president of his production company Gracie Films from 1985 to 1995.
    More Details Hide Details Platt was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction for Brooks' film Terms of Endearment (1983). She co-produced many of the films he worked on, which Gracie made, including Broadcast News (1987), The War of the Roses (1989) and Bottle Rocket (1996), as well as producing Say Anything (1989). Platt gave Brooks the nine-panel Life in Hell cartoon, "The Los Angeles Way of Death" by cartoonist Matt Groening. She suggested that the two meet and that Brooks produce an animated TV version of Groening's characters; the meeting spawned a series of short cartoons about the Simpson family, which aired as part of The Tracey Ullman Show and later became The Simpsons.
  • 1984
    Age -28
    The 1984 film Irreconcilable Differences, starring Ryan O'Neal, Shelley Long and Drew Barrymore, was reportedly loosely based on her marriage to Bogdanovich, and their divorce, and Platt herself confirmed the film "got more right than wrong." Platt died aged 72 on July 27, 2011 in Manhattan from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
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  • 1962
    Age -50
    Platt was married to director Peter Bogdanovich from 1962 to 1971.
    More Details Hide Details They divorced after Bogdanovich left her during the filming of The Last Picture Show for its lead actress Cybill Shepherd. Platt and Bogdanovich had two children: Antonia and Sashy.
  • 1939
    Age -73
    Born on January 29, 1939.
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