In this satire on 70s B-movie industry, a young ditsy pretty blond arrives in Hollywood to try her luck as an actress. After some mishap, a shady agent finds her a job with a sleazy B-movie crew plagued by strange deadly accidents.
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In 1967, strait-laced exploitation movie king Roger Corman embarks on a life-changing attempt to capture the psychedelic world of LSD on film by taking a "trip" himself, abetted by Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper.
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Joe Dante directs this story of the glamour, the glitter, the magical allure of Hollywood... and not a speck of it rubs off on Miracle Pictures, where "If it's a good picture, it's a Miracle." This is a hilarious tribute to the unsung heroes who grind out the B movies massacred by critics, but nursed fondly in the hearts of film fans everywhere. Written by
Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).
Anyone who knows Joe Dante's movies knows that he likes to portray weirdness and/or the underside of everything. "Hollywood Boulevard" is no exception. Candy Hope (Candace Rialson) is a young woman who comes out to Tinseltown looking for a job. Talent scout Walter Paisley (Dick Miller, who has appeared in every one of Dante's movies) gets her a role in an obscure B-movie, where some strange things start happening.
Maybe there's not much to this movie, but it's still quite interesting. Hollywood comes across as a sleazy, but not evil, domain. Among the co-stars are Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov (as the director and one of the other starlets), who are best known as the stars of "Eating Raoul" (they also appeared in the horror flick "Chopping Mall"...which starred Dick Miller as a janitor named Walter Paisley).
I don't really know what else to say about "Hollywood Boulevard", but I do recommend it, if only to cult fans.
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