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(1933 – 2011)

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(1933 – 2011)

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This is an online tribute dedicated to Berton Schneider. Bert Schneider was an American movie producer, responsible for several important and topical films of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Born in New York City, he was the son of onetime Columbia Pictures president Abraham Schneider. The younger Schneider tended toward the rebellious politics of the day. Briefly a student at Cornell University, he was expelled. The army also rejected him because of his radical activities.
In the early 1960s, he worked for Screen Gems, Columbia's television division. In 1965, Bert Schneider formed a partnership with Bob Rafelson creating Raybert Productions with the director. It was Bert Schneider and Rafelson who brought
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The Monkees, a situation comedy about a fictional rock band (who became a real group to meet public demand, and their own aspirations), to network television, in 1966.
The success of the Monkees allowed Bert Schneider and Rafelson to break into feature films, first with the counterculture film Head (1968), starring The Monkees and featuring a screenplay cowritten by Jack Nicholson. Unfortunately, the movie bombed in its initial release, with Monkees fans disappointed that the disjointed, stream-of-consciousness ring of stories wasn't just an expanded episode, and 'hipper' audiences staying away in droves. A retrospective showing in 1973 helped turn critical opinion around, and today Head is largely praised
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and enjoyed as a Sixties period piece.
They had their first major success with Easy Rider (1969), which ushered in the era of New Hollywood, then followed it up with Five Easy Pieces (1970), which Rafelson directed. Bert Schneider and Rafelson added a partner, Stephen Blauner, and Raybert turned into BBS Productions. They subsequently made a series of significant films, including Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show (1971) and Rafelson's The King of Marvin Gardens (1972). In 1975, Bert Schneider gained a Best Documentary Oscar for producing Hearts and Minds (1974).
Peter Fonda based his character Terry Valentine in The Limey partly on Bert Schneider, according to Fonda's interview on the DVD.
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/>Bert Schneider died on the 12th December 2011. This is an online memorial dedicated to his life and his film career. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 27th Feb 2012
Anon ymous
wrote:
You made movies about me and didn't know it (I grew up in rural Kansas, much like "The Last Picture Show"). I was trying to make sense of a bad marriage, supporting the Panthers in my heart and raising money for Shirley Chisholm for President in 1972. You were very kind to me. I often wondered what happened to you. Last night, on the Academy Awards, I found out you died last year. Although we might disappear, although we may not have changed as much as
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Anon ymous
message continued:
we wanted to in the world, you were a prince. Thank you for once being my friend. Sara Emrie (formerly Palevsky)
Remembrance Messages
On 19th Dec 2011
GIL TOFF
wrote:
So far gone Another face,
Another friend,
Another place,
Another end,
Until we meet again.
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Bert Schneider

This is an online tribute dedicated to Berton Schneider. Bert Schneider was an American movie producer, responsible for several important and topical films of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Born in New York City, he was the son of onetime Columbia Pictures president Abraham Schneider. The younger Schneider tended toward the rebellious politics of the day. Briefly a student at Cornell University, he was expelled. The army also rejected him because of his radical activities.
In the early 1960s, he worked for Screen Gems, Columbia's television division. In 1965, Bert Schneider formed a partnership with Bob Rafelson creating Raybert Productions with the director. It was Bert Schneider and Rafelson who brought...

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