Steven Bach (April 29, 1938 – March 25, 2009) [1 ] was a writer and lecturer on film and a former senior vice-president and head of worldwide productions for [2 ] United Artists studios.
While at United Artists, he was closely involved in the troublesome production and release of
(1980). He wrote a book about the ordeal, called Heaven's Gate Final Cut: Art, Money, and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate, the Film That Sank United Artists.
In 1990, he was a member of the jury at the
40th Berlin International Film Festival. [3 ]
Bach is the author of
The Life and Legend of and Marlene Dietrich Dazzler: The Life and Times of . His biography of the Nazi-associated filmmaker Moss Hart Leni: The Life and Work of (2007) overturns many of the claims Riefenstahl put forward in her self-defence regarding her contact with Leni Riefenstahl Hitler's regime, and was named by the as one of the best books of 2007. New York Times [ He taught ] citation needed film studies at Columbia University and Bennington College.
Bach died of cancer in March 2009. He is survived by his companion, Werner Röhr.
Bibliography [ edit ]
Final Cut: Dreams and Disaster in the Making of Heaven's Gate, 1985, New York: William Morrow, ISBN 978-0-688-04382-7
Marlene Dietrich: Life and Legend, 1992, New York: William Morrow, ISBN 978-0-688-07119-6
Dazzler: The Life and Times of Moss Hart, 2001, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, ISBN 978-0-679-44154-0
Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl, 2007, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, ISBN 978-0-375-40400-9).
References [ edit ]
^ a b Grimes, William (March 27, 2009). "Steven Bach, Producer, Biographer and Memoirist, Dies at 70". The New York Times . Retrieved March 28, 2009.
^ Abramowitz, Rachel (March 31, 2009). "Steven Bach dies at 70; United Artists executive, author". Los Angeles Times . Retrieved March 31, 2009.
^ "Berlinale: 1990 Juries". berlinale.de . Retrieved 2011-03-14.