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This homage to the childhood days of the motion pictures starts in 1910, when the young attorney Leo Harrigan by chance meets a motion picture producer. Immediately he's invited to become a writer for him - the start of a sensational career. Soon he's promoted to a director and shoots one silent movie after the other in the tiny desert village Cacamonga with a small crew of actors. But the competition is hard: the patent agency sends out Buck Greenway to sabotage them. When they visit L.A., his crew is surprised by a new species: fans! Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Comedy is an art. It is NOT a lot of people perpetually stumbling, falling, or being knocked down. The main character should be somehow sympathetic despite major character flaws (vain, arrogant but cowardly; preternaturally naive but brave; etc.) In this turkey, two main characters have no personality. They are inadequately introduced, and there is little we know about them except they are exceptionally inept, at everything they try. One can't even sneeze without falling off his chair.
The story is tedious. The color photography and period clothing uninteresting.Except for Tatum O'Neil (who IS interesting), the cast, all playing empty stereotypes, seems to be just hanging around, doing one scene with one style of acting, and their next with another. I believe they were just marking time waiting for their next stumble.
Too bad. The time period and the topic have the potential for a great historical comedy
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