Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
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I'm not impressed by all these bigshots patting themselves on the back about how intelligent, artistic, or rich they are. Shows the cynical business aspect of moviemaking and how most movies are rendered into predictable garbage because of business decisions.
This is a really interesting and entertaining movie about the business of film. Director James Toback and Alec Baldwin go to Cannes to pitch a movie they want to make. It is an enlightening look at how movies get financed for those who don't know, I saw this world and recognize it. It's all about stars and numbers, the script isn't important. They land some great interviews including Ryan Gosling, Jessica Chastain, Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola. This is a must for film buffs!
Interesante documental sobre el problema de recoger fondos para hacer una película. Tiene buenas entrevistas con Polansky, Coppola, Scorsesse, etc y da una buena visión del Festival de Cannes pero se queda corta y resulta muy superficial. Es divertida por las acotaciones de Toback pero el lastre de Baldwin no lo deja despegar.
Alec Baldwin and James Toback hit Cannes and give us a back-stage look at how films actually get financed. Toback is a bit sleazy in this, but Baldwin's interviews with directors and actors really shine.
A rare glimpse behind the curtain of the seemingly confidential world of the big money men driving the international film market. The balance of propaganda and art most famously studied in Battleship Potemkin is still and well alive. Alec Baldwin and other filmmakers shine with character while also the weight of their money and fame channelling reveal some fundamentals of human behavior.
an insightful, deeper analysis into the financing of Hollywood
95% of the business involves getting a movie invested in and only 5% of them actually get it
Alec Baldwin and James Toback make a documentary trying to get a film of their own off the ground during the Cannes Film Festival
so many celebrities are interviewed from Neve Campbell to Jessica Chastain to James Caan to Ryan Gosling as well as famous filmmakers lilke Diablo Cody, Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorcese
each of them give their personal insight and how they really feel about the industry with certain roles they take
certain smaller movies that are loved hardly make any money, where big, budgeted films that aren't considered good make a lot more money
where does a lot of it actually go? writers, actors, producers only get paid if the films they make succeed
Baldwin describes Hollywood as a complicated lover; you can be seduced and abandoned by it
the chance to work in a piece of art with a script that captures your attention is enticing then again you feel like you're only doing it for the money and you just leave it at that
cinephiles, film buffs and aspiring filmmakers can learn a lot from this detailed, rich and funny dissection of the industry
Fascinating yet somewhat depressing fly on the wall view into the process of financing a film in the present blockbuster era.
A very interesting and entertaining documentary about the Cannes film festival. The film becomes much more than that as it really shines a light on the entire modern film industry and how movies get their financial backing and ultimately the kinds of movies that get made. Baldwin and Toback do a great job and speak with some of the greats of the past 40 years. A must watch for movie buffs.
Interesting to see how extremely talented individuals have so much trouble finding the resources to make a movie with substance, something usually missing in Hollywood.
Still, having the stature they possess, finding $5MM+ in funds to make a movie did not take them too long. Much more difficult would be for "nobodies" to find the investors that can hear their pitch in the first place and getting lucky in receiving the same amount.
Outstanding documentary on producing films. Loved Alec Baldwin.