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Film Discussion => DVD Talk => Topic started by: Ernie on March 09, 2003, 11:50:44 AM

Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: Ernie on March 09, 2003, 11:50:44 AM
Where the fuck has this awesome movie been? It should have come out on dvd months ago, its theatrical release was july 26th of last year. Is it not getting a dvd or something? This was definitely one of my top ten films of 2002, I hope it gets one. Can macguffin do anything for me here? Anybody?
Title: Re: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: Duck Sauce on March 09, 2003, 12:46:50 PM
Has anybody here seen this? I heard it was pretty entertaining and have had it on my Netflix queue forever.
Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: MacGuffin on May 09, 2003, 02:13:34 AM
The Kid Stays in the Picture, a highly entertaining documentary on the life of Hollywood legend Robert Evans, will be released on July 15th. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, extras include audio commentary by directors Brett Morgan and Nannette Burstein, "The Truth According to Bob" and "The Truth According to Others" featurettes and trailers. Retail is $27.95.
Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: cowboykurtis on May 09, 2003, 09:47:22 AM
read the book if you haven't already -- one of the most entertianing memoirs i've ever read -- wonderful -- bob evans is the man -- im convinced he takes showers in white cashmere turtle necks...
Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: Ernie on May 09, 2003, 05:28:58 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
The Kid Stays in the Picture, a highly entertaining documentary on the life of Hollywood legend Robert Evans, will be released on July 15th. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, extras include audio commentary by directors Brett Morgan and Nannette Burstein, "The Truth According to Bob" and "The Truth According to Others" featurettes and trailers. Retail is $27.95.


Alright, finally. Thank you Mac.
Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on May 09, 2003, 06:00:08 PM
the The Truth According to Others part could be really fucking funny


as much as i love robert evans he blows things up and gives himself a lot of credit


" francis wanted to cast marty allen, to play the godfather "
Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: Victor on May 13, 2003, 01:18:44 PM
i hear this is gonna be on hbo first, for america undercover. late may i think.
Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: lamas on May 24, 2003, 01:08:49 AM
It was on HBO last night.  I saw it suckers!  Very entertaining.
Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: Xixax on May 24, 2003, 09:03:10 AM
Yeah, I caught it on HBO. It was extremely well done.

Oddly, the subject matter didn't catch me as much as the method of filmmaking did. It was superbly assembled.

They did a whole lot of pan-and-scan stuff, but it was out of the ordinary. They used cutouts of images that made regular pictures have a 3-d feel.

It was really well done.

You don't see the current Evans in there at all. You just hear his voice, and the old pictures.

I haven't seen anything quite like it before. It was very, very good.
Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: Ernie on May 24, 2003, 09:53:44 AM
Did you guys hear that Wes Anderson wants to do a narrative movie about Evans? Yeah, I guess he really loved The Kid Stays and wants to do something with him in the distant future...after the Life Aquatic picture he's doing of course. I think it sounds awesome.
Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: lamas on May 24, 2003, 02:09:17 PM
Oh yeah, what about that Dustin Hoffman impression of Evans during the credits?  Was that hilarious or what?
Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: Cory Everett on May 24, 2003, 04:42:58 PM
saw it on HBO.  liked it a lot. really interesting.  pretty strange it was on HBO before it came to DVD isnt it?
Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: Ernie on May 24, 2003, 05:23:17 PM
Quote from: lamas
Oh yeah, what about that Dustin Hoffman impression of Evans during the credits?  Was that hilarious or what?


I freaking laughed so hard. I'm glad I taped the whole thing with the credits and all...I love that guy, I gotta see more of his movies. I've only seen the Graduate.
Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: MacGuffin on August 10, 2003, 08:41:50 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00009PY57.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

If anyone's interested, it comes out next Tuesday (Aug. 19th).

- Screen-specific audio commentary
- 8 Featurettes
- Gag reel
- Filmographies
- Theatrical trailer
Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: Ernie on August 11, 2003, 12:17:22 AM
Aha, very very nice...I'll be sure to pick it up with my copy of All the Real Girls.
Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: jonas on August 31, 2003, 05:11:27 PM
Just rented this last night. I thought it was great.

I loved the "3D" effect they did with the still images. And the shots of the interior/exterior of the house were well done.

Great stories about some great films and what goes on behind the scenes of getting films made.

I always thought Nicholson was the man, and what he did to get Evans' house back proves how much of a cool mother fucker he is.
Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: Pwaybloe on September 02, 2003, 12:19:43 PM
I really liked this one, too.  You have to give a standing ovation for the people involved in making this.  It was by far the best use of still photographs for a motion picture.  

I still think this was the most interesting documentary last year.
Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: ono on January 10, 2004, 11:42:58 PM
I saw this tonight on the big screen.  I hadn't heard about Robert Evans until recently, and Kid Notorious was a big part of that (hilarious show, BTW, especially for movie buffs).  And this film was, just as everyone else here has said, well done.  Very interesting having Evans narrate, and using pretty much all stock footage.  I imagine because of this, it's probably a lot like having his book read to you.  It's a documentary in the true sense of the word, just like if you were flipping through old scrap books (and home videos, too, I guess).  The film didn't really lack anything, but it wasn't really revolutionary in a way.  It told a story, and did it well, though.  *** (7/10)
Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: cron on January 12, 2004, 09:57:11 AM
just finished watching this and it's fun.  it's obvious Evans word is all over this (Ha)  but it doesn't tries to  Satanize any person in particular, not even Coppola.   it's just fun to watch those kind of stories, like O said , it's told  very well.
oh , and Evans has to be the biggest narcisist in the biz  along with monsieur Gallo, but in a good way!
Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: Pubrick on January 13, 2004, 02:33:15 AM
i havn't seen this but i hav a question for those who have.. do they show him like talking to the camera or is it all voice over? COS every time i've seen him give interviews, like on some polanski DVDs (Rosemary's Baby; Chinatown), he's always been in this creepy proffessional photo-shoot room, with blue drapes, and sitting on a director's chair looking BACK at the guy who's interviewing him.

i just think it's funny how everyone is sitting in a normal room looking cool, and he's always in this room/set, looking back like he's busy doin sumthin else. also he may hav sumthin on his face which he is hiding, in which case it's understandable.
Title: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: cron on January 13, 2004, 03:16:21 AM
Quote from: P
i havn't seen this but i hav a question for those who have.. do they show him like talking to the camera or is it all voice over? COS every time i've seen him give interviews, like on some polanski DVDs (Rosemary's Baby; Chinatown), he's always been in this creepy proffessional photo-shoot room, with blue drapes, and sitting on a director's chair looking BACK at the guy who's interviewing him.

i just think it's funny how everyone is sitting in a normal room looking cool, and he's always in this room/set, looking back like he's busy doin sumthin else. also he may hav sumthin on his face which he is hiding, in which case it's understandable.


it's in voiceover and you don't get to see much of   the "current" Evans. most of the movie is old footage and in the ending there is a scene where he appears all shaded  (kinda fatty , if i might add) sitting in his mansion.
Title: Re: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: wilder on January 29, 2014, 01:41:02 PM
Robert Evans Developing TV Series About ’70s Hollywood
via The Playlist

(http://i.imgur.com/BOWJrjx.jpg)

Robert Evans, legendary '70s studio kingpin and America's Orangest Man, has seen some things in his time. In between producing “The Godfather,” “Chinatown,” “Rosemary's Baby,” “The Italian Job,” “The Conversation” and many others, Evans has found time to get married seven times, get convicted for dealing cocaine, plead the Fifth on his alleged acquaintance with a hitman, and write a bestselling memoir, “The Kid Stays In The Picture,” which is sort of like “Easy Riders, Raging Bulls” if it had been rewritten as gonzo autobiography.

Naturally, one man doesn't do all this without becoming a Hollywood legend—Evans is the basis for numerous knowing spoofs, including Dustin Hoffman's character in “Wag the Dog” and Martin Landau's on “Entourage” (and even a cynical studio boss in Orson Welles' unreleased “The Other Side of the Wind”). And naturally, a man as canny as Robert Evans doesn't become a Hollywood legend without realizing it and playing up to it as much as possible.

Nor does a man as canny as Evans let a trend pass him by: a trend like, say, the huge success of prestigious, period-set cable television series. So really it's kind of surprising that he's waited until now to announce that he's developing a show based, loosely, on his life and career, as Deadline (http://www.deadline.com/2014/01/robert-evans-cable-series-about-1970s-hollywood/) reports. It's billed as a kind of “Casino”-meets-“Entourage” cable show about the drugs, booze, sex and insanity of '70s Hollywood, the years in which the collapsing studio systems played out their own version of the fall of Rome, only with the whole “history repeats itself: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce” thing in full swing.
Title: Re: The Kid Stays in the Picture?
Post by: OpO1832 on May 13, 2015, 10:49:09 PM
awesome. whats going on with the fat lady sang ?