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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2003, 05:11:27 PM »
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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.
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« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2003, 12:19:43 PM »
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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.

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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2004, 11:42:58 PM »
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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)

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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2004, 09:57:11 AM »
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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!
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« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2004, 02:33:15 AM »
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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.
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« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2004, 03:16:21 AM »
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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.
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« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2014, 01:41:02 PM »
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Robert Evans Developing TV Series About ’70s Hollywood
via The Playlist



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 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.

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« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2015, 10:49:09 PM »
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awesome. whats going on with the fat lady sang ?

 

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