A Time Out of War
|A Time Out of War|
|Directed by||Denis Sanders|
|Produced by||Denis Sanders
A Time Out of War is a 1954 American short war film directed by Denis Sanders. It won an Academy Award in 1955 for Best Short Subject (Two-Reel), first prize at the Venice Film Festival Live Action Short Film category, and a BAFTA Special Award, among others.
Denis Sanders was in UCLA film school whilst his brother was a UCLA undergraduate. For Denis's thesis, he searched for an American Civil War short story that was in the public domain to adapt into a film. He chose Pickets, an 1897 story by Robert W. Chambers. The film depicts a one-hour truce agreed to by Union and Confederate soldiers who are on opposite sides of a river.
The prestige of the film led Terry to be hired by Charles Laughton as the second unit director of The Night of the Hunter (1955). Both brothers were then hired to write the screenplay for The Naked and the Dead, which led to film careers for both men.
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