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John Korty

  • Highest Rated: 29% Oliver's Story (1978)
  • Lowest Rated: 23% The Ewok Adventure (1984)
  • Birthday: Jun 22, 1936
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • An amateur filmmaker from the age of 16, John Korty went professional after receiving a Liberal arts education at Antioch College. After designing and directing animated TV commercials, Korty won an Oscar for his 1964 short subject Breaking the Habit. He was critically garlanded for his first feature, Crazy Quilt (1965), an ultracheap character study shot silent (it was post-dubbed, with narration by Burgess Meredith and music by Peter "PDQ Bach" Schickele) and in black and white. In comparison, his next effort, the low-budget Funnyman (1967), was a Cecil B. DeMille epic; this largely improvisational effort is distinguished by the presence of the comedy troupe The Committee (including Peter Bonerz) and by Korty's animated vignettes. His subsequent films (Riverrun, Alex and the Gypsy etc.) were more mainstream in nature, though they still could not be considered conformist. On television, Korty has been one of the busiest and most successful laborers in the field of made-for-TV movies: Go Ask Alice, The Silence, Class of 63, Farewell to Manzanar, Ewok Adventure and many others. John Korty won an Emmy for his direction of Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974), and, in an unusual move, was honored with an Emmy and an Oscar for Who Are the Debolts--and Where Did They Get 19 Kids? (1978).

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No Score Yet Miracle In A Box: A Piano Reborn Director 2011
No Score Yet Farewell To Manzanar Director 2011
No Score Yet A Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story Director 1999
No Score Yet Ms. Scrooge Director 1997
No Score Yet Redwood Curtain Director 1995
No Score Yet Getting Out Director 1994
No Score Yet They Director 1993
No Score Yet Deadly Matrimony Director 1992
No Score Yet Eye on the Sparrow Director 1991
No Score Yet Long Road Home Director 1991
No Score Yet A Son's Promise Director 1990
No Score Yet Cast the First Stone Director 1989
No Score Yet Baby Girl Scott Actor Director 1987
No Score Yet Resting Place Director 1986
No Score Yet A Deadly Business Director 1986
23% The Ewok Adventure Director 1984
No Score Yet The Haunting Passion Director 1983
No Score Yet Twice Upon a Time Director Screenwriter 1983
No Score Yet A Christmas Without Snow Screenwriter Director Producer 1980
29% Oliver's Story Director Screenwriter 1978
No Score Yet Forever Director 1978
No Score Yet Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get 19 Kids? Producer Director 1977
No Score Yet Alex & The Gypsy Director 1976
No Score Yet The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Director 1974
No Score Yet Silence Director 1973
No Score Yet Class of '63 Director 1973
No Score Yet The People Director 1972
No Score Yet Go Ask Alice Director 1972
No Score Yet Riverrun Screenwriter Director 1968
No Score Yet The Crazy-Quilt Director Producer Screenwriter 1966


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