DGA Visual History with Arthur Penn
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Arthur Penn

Interviewed by: David Jones

Arthur Penn discusses his career from the early days of live television to his successes in feature films including The Miracle Worker (1962), Bonnie and Clyde (1967), and Little Big Man (1970).

Director Arthur Penn recall how he learned to respect the power of the visual image when adapting the Miracle Worker for the screen.

Penn describes what he looks for when auditioning actors, like when he met Anne Bancroft for The Miracle Worker, a role he gave her then she won an Academy Award for.

Penn lists what he believes to be the essential qualities of a film director.