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The Producer

The man who made Finding Neverland, on finding success in Hollywood


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In the videos, Gladstein, a 1983 Redstone Film Festival finalist, talks about aspects of his work.

It started with Reservoir Dogs. The violent, nonlinear story of a half-dozen wiseguys and their disastrous getaway from a botched jewel heist put the film’s producer, Richard Gladstein, on the Hollywood radar. It also put writer and director Quentin Tarantino on the fast train to fame.

Tarantino has credited Gladstein with plucking him from oblivion, which in his case was a job as a clerk in a video store. But Reservoir Dogs also helped to nudge Gladstein (CGS’81,COM’83) up the food chain: the year after its release, the Bronx native signed on as executive vice president of production for Miramax Films, and two years later he founded his own production company, FilmColony. Since then, movie-goers have been flocking to such Gladstein products as Pulp Fiction, The Bourne Identity, The Nanny Diaries, Finding Neverland, and The Cider House Rules. Two of his films, The Cider House Rules and Finding Neverland, were nominated for Academy Awards.

Additional videography by Joe Chan and Devin Hahn.

Alan Wong can be reached at alanwong@bu.edu. Art Jahnke can be reached at jahnke@bu.edu.


3 Comments on The Producer

  • Steven Scellier on 02.10.2010 at 4:37 am

    Really good

    I love this producer, he is very talented. I’m not too much surprise do see him working with Quentin Tarantino. Together, they could only make very successful movies. loi scellier

  • Robert Oresick on 02.10.2010 at 7:54 am

    Richard Gladstein (CGS’81,COM’83) is alos distinguished alumnus of CGS and one of Dean Linda Wells favorite students when she was teaching Humanities in the early eighties.

  • Anonymous on 02.10.2010 at 10:24 am

    why do all the clips cut short?

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