Stanley Kramer (September 29, 1913 – February 19, 2001)
Stanley Kramer was an independent film producer and director, responsible for making many of Hollywood’s ‘message films’. There were no topics he was unwilling to highlight, and in his own words:
Instead of relying on star names, we pinned our faith in stories that had something to say. If it happened to be something that other movies hadn’t said before, so much the better. The only basis of choice was personal taste.Wikipedia
“It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” was the first film I saw with Kramer’s name attached. Its message was simple: greed has made the world go mad. (Interesting, isn’t it, that a recent TV series about advertising executives, based in the same time period, was called “Mad Men”?)
Admittedly, no one knows Kramer’s birth time, so I have rectified his chart to reflect the age (32) when he married (Venus) for the first time. That brought two Yods into focus, one pointed at Uranus, the other at Pluto. The man could not be other than what he was: a radical socialist.
Venus Inconjunct Uranus
You feel mixed up about whether you want to be close to others or be free. When you are really close to a loved one, you feel smothered and want to get away by yourself to do what you want. But when you are alone and free to do what you want, you miss your loved ones and want to be with them. It will take you several years to understand yourself enough so that you can strike a between these two needs, so be patient.
Uranus Inconjunct Pluto (1892-1894 and 1911-1912)
This aspect indicates changes in the world of the people who were born at these times, changes that were difficult to understand because they were very revolutionary but subtle in many ways. The people born during the first period experienced the consequences of these changes through having to fight in the First World War. The second group reached maturity at the time of the Great Depression. Both the First World War and the Depression were expressions of the breakdown of the nineteenth-century world order that was dominated by Western Europe.
Pluto Inconjunct Midheaven
You may have trouble with older people who try to teach you how to effectively take control of your life. Even while you are young, you may resent their control over you and resist everything they are trying to teach you. To a great extent, your path in life will be shaped by your early confrontations with authority figures. Your parents would be well advised to give you as much control as possible over your own affairs and as much self-determination as you can handle. They should not try to keep an extremely tight rein on you, for if they do, you will explode and become very difficult to handle. Also your self-esteem would be damaged. Your parents and teachers should be very straightforward with you, because if you feel that people are not being honest with you, you will not be honest with them. You are quite capable of acting behind peoples’ backs if you consider it necessary or if you feel that you never get your own way.
(That’s were the independent streak comes from.)
Yes, he will be remembered for these four films, forever, as shall Spencer Tracy.