(as Michael D. Hoover)


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And here is how it really happened
16 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie Solo is one of the greatest movies of all time. I know because I live with the person whom was Mike's partner Tom Cochrane. In reality Tom made the movie with Mike as partners and won an Oscar for his camera work. The movie was filmed over a period of five years. Mike was taught to climb by Tom and they used Mike as he had a better camera look. Tom split the Hollywood scene because Mike got caught and busted for running off with the camera truck they used to make the movie. Since Mike was the only one around at the time it was released they needed a person to put on as the producer and well he got the credits. The reason pyramid films could not make a new print is that Tom has the only original left sealed up on a film canister at his house in Santa Cruz. Not sure what condition it is in. The then owner of Pyramid films was very unhappy that Mike took credit for the movie without giving Tom more credit. Heck the script was written by Tom in college for his thesis. None the less I do not think there has been any other movie that has won as many awards as it has. Tom and I are making a move called water, I hope it does not take another five years. I keep telling Tom that talkies were invented a long time ago, but he insists that a good movie doesn't need anything but music to set the mood.

Solo was an inspiration for many movies.

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