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HOLLYWOOD FILMMAKING IRISH STYLE

If you want to get ahead in Hollywood, then think like Irish filmmaker Rex Ingram who, in 1921 made a film still talked about today. This is an extract from Variety:

The magnitude of The Four Horsemen is staggering, and it is not hard to believe the statistics relative to the production. It is said to have cost approximately $800,000; director Rex Ingram had 14 assistants, each with a cameraman; more than 12,000 persons were used, and 125,000 tons of masonry and other material employed; $375,000 insurance was carried on the art works, furniture, etc, used in the picture, which was six months in the making.

Rex Ingram, Irish Director in Hollywood