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Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006)

Hollywoods biggest talents explore what is the recipe for blockbuster, flops, and how absolute happenstance and controlled luck can make movie magic.

Director:

Bill Couturié

Writers:

Peter Bart (book), Peter Bart (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
Pierce Brosnan ... Himself
David Brown ... Himself
Charles Chaplin ... (archive footage)
George Clooney ... Himself
Francis Ford Coppola ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Couturié Bill Couturié ... Himself (voice)
Danny DeVito ... Himself
Richard Dreyfuss ... Himself
Robert Evans ... Himself
Jodie Foster ... Herself
Morgan Freeman ... Himself
Brian Grazer ... Himself
Peter Guber ... HImself
Daryl Hannah ... Madison / Ayla (archive footage)
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Hollywoods biggest talents explore what is the recipe for blockbuster, flops, and how absolute happenstance and controlled luck can make movie magic.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nadie sabe nada (los secretos del cine) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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HBO Films See more »
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Color
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A definite "ADD" to the filmmaker's library
4 July 2006 | by DarkAngeloXSee all my reviews

Excellent documentary exploring the dichotomy, mystery and miracles of film-making. It's funny, serious, whimsical, self-contradictory, and full of the width and breath of personalities that rule Hollywood...behind or in front of the camera. Filmmakers from Sidney Pollack to George Clooney all take the stage in all their glory and personality to explain to the view the tricks, formulas, secrets, mysteries and miracles of film-making. We see that not as the A-List superstars they are, but as mere cogs in the Hollywood system deftly juggling creativity with the economics and politics of film-making. I highly recommend adding this to your library if you are a filmmaker in any sense of the word.


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