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John Korty

Highest Rated:   25% The Ewok Adventure (1984)
Lowest Rated:   20% Oliver's Story (1978)
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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).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Crazy-Quilt
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
2011
No Score Yet Miracle In A Box: A Piano Reborn
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Farewell To Manzanar
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Alex & The Gypsy
  • 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
25% 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
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1980
20% 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 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

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