Official Trailer for Documentary on Acting Icon 'Becoming Cary Grant'

May 4, 2017
Source: YouTube

Becoming Cary Grant Trailer

"Cary invented himself, and of course it worked superbly on screen." Showtime has unveiled a trailer for a documentary about acting icon Cary Grant, titled simply Becoming Cary Grant. This doc follows in the footsteps of other fantastic recent documentaries about actors, like Listen to Me Marlon, which also uses audio recordings. Becoming Cary Grant seems to be more about who Cary was in real life, as a real person, not so much his performances or career as an actor. There's an interesting passage in this trailer about using LSD and how it helped (maybe?) him with his own demons. Grant earned two Oscar nominations, but never won before he died in 1986. This looks like a must watch doc for any fans of Grant and his work. See below.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Mark Kidel's documentary Becoming Cary Grant, from YouTube:

Becoming Cary Grant Poster

Using words from his unpublished autobiography along with newly-discovered personal footage shot with a filmmaker's eye, Cary Grant -- one of Hollywood's greatest stars -- tells his story himself. Exploring his long journey from childhood poverty to global fame, this radically new perspective of a man on a quest to find the love that eluded him most of his life reveals the man behind the mask of subtle charm and suave sophistication. Becoming Cary Grant is directed by filmmaker Mark Kidel, of Set the Piano Stool on Fire and lots of other TV docs previously. This premieres at the Cannes Film Festival this month in the Cannes Classics section. Showtime will then air Becoming Cary Grant starting on June 9th this summer. Curious?

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  • Cary Grant never won an Oscar, but Jennifer Lawrence did. Go figure why...
    • Bo
      Yea, I know. It seems things are regressing into vapidity rather than advancing higher. Oh well. I took LSD half a dozen times in the late sixties. Man oh man...powerful stuff. The first time with some friends who lived in Las Vegas. What a goof, but they took me into Circus Circus and it was way too heavy and confusing for me and I ran out in terror! A stupid, goofy way to take LSD, but that was the sixties. Doing it like Cary Grant did in a therapeutic environment or a spiritual quest is much better. Too heavy to goof on. A friend of mine dropped three tabs of Orange Sunshine before we went to a Led Zeppelin concert. He seemed fine. If I'd of done that you'd still be visiting me in the local mental old friend in now a Scientologist and I've lot contact with him. He's somewhere among the stars hanging with Xenu their god I
  • kitano0
    Old story...Grant got a telegram "How old Cary Grant?" He answered "Old Cary Grant fine. How you?"
  • shiboleth
    Films and stories like somehow ease and broaden the way we perceive some figures in history. A filmic case study. Who knows, why not?
    • LeoForPrez




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