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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.

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Bill Couturié

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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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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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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HBO Films See more »
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Completely uninspired waste of time
4 July 2006 | by damian-50See all my reviews

This is one of the worst documentaries I've ever seen. Each new segment presents an obvious idea like "There are no rules for making a blockbuster" or "failure sucks". It then presents a handful of producers saying the same thing or slight variations of the phrase such as "There aren't any rules to making hits" or "There's no formula for making blockbusters" Intercut with the interviews are newspaper and trade magazine headlines that show the same phrase and small clips of different movies.

There is really no substance or insights in this movie. There aren't even any hard facts. It's a shame, too, because there are some really interesting people interviewed on the documentary. Too bad they just asked them the same softball clichéd questions. I would have loved to hear some insider stories, or just anything with some "meat" to it.

To sum it up it's a completely uninspired waste of time.


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