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James Goldstone (June 8, 1931 in Los Angeles, California ￢ﾀﾓ November 5, 1999 in Shaftsbury, Vermont) was an American director of both television and theatrical films during the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s.
Goldstone was noted for the momentum and "fifteen-minute cliffhangers" that he brought to TV pilots such as Star Trek, Ironside, and The Senator. His later career helped pioneer the concept of "thirty-second attention span" pacing over detailed content in his dramatizations of Rita Hayworth, Calamity Jane, and the Kent State shootings for which he won the Emmy.
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