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The Wizard of Speed and Time (1988)

A Hollywood filmmaker (Mike Jittlov) makes a short for an evil film studio. Unbeknownest to him, the producer has placed a bet of $25,000 that he won't come up with anything with a use. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Jittlov ...
Richard Kaye ...
Paige Moore ...
Deven Chierighino ...
Brian Lucas / Photographer (Wizard Film) (as David Conrad)
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Steve Shostakovich / Photographer (Wizard Film)
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Frank LaLoggia ...
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Lynda Aldon ...
Baron ...
Arnetia Walker ...
Ben Kronen ...
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All the Unions / Mr. President (voice) (as William Z. Ryan)
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A Hollywood filmmaker (Mike Jittlov) makes a short for an evil film studio. Unbeknownest to him, the producer has placed a bet of $25,000 that he won't come up with anything with a use. Luckily, our film creator gets the help of his friends. Written by Magnus Y Alvestad <magnus@johanna2.hsr.no>

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September 1989 (USA)  »

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Czarnoksieznik predkosci i czasu  »

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$1,535,000 (estimated)
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The seal of one of the film unions is a vulture holding a twisted strip of film in its talons. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1977 but you can see an 83 spray painted on the back of the Hollywood sign. Students graduating high school in 83 would have been 12 years old in 1977 and thinking far ahead to paint their graduation year on the sign. See more »

Quotes

[Mike tries to join the Camera Union:]
Camera Union Clerk: No sir, the studio hires the next man on the roster.
Mike: Well, how do I get on the roster?
Camera Union Clerk: You have to be in the union.
Mike: Well, how do I get *in* the union?
Camera Union Clerk: When you're on the roster.
Mike: You mean I can't join unless I'm already a member?
Camera Union Clerk: That's correct. Then you need thirty consecutive days camera operation, a complete physical exam, the producer sends a letter, and *you* pay your fees.
Mike: Well, fine, I've done ten years of camera work!
Camera Union Clerk: Then you've worked in violation ...
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Crazy Credits

The copyright notice explains that the movie is protected by the laws of the United States and other countries, and that unauthorized distribution, copying, etc would be unlawful. It then states: "And violators may be forced to see this movie day and night unto perpetuity." Then that: "The same above penalty shall apply to any transgressions against the creators of this movie." Finally: "And, have a nice day." See more »

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Great film, in spite of its production limitations
21 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jittlov has more talent in his little finger than about 3/4ths of the film directing "talent" of Hollywood combined. The three little film bits he did for Disney during the 1980s was the BEST thing that came out of the Disney studio for that entire decade (AND the decade before), but Disney otherwise rejected his pitches for a feature film entirely.

Jittlov's WIZARD OF SPEED AND TIME feature film is a wonderful romp of a film, in spite of the fact that he was not allowed to finish the film's special effects and sound effects in many places. (As legend has it, the film's co-producer, Richard Kaye, allegedly made off with the film's completion money before the film was done.) Jittlov considers the film to be only about 75 % completed, which accounts for the less than stellar rating from some viewers who don't know of this behind-the-scenes back-story, and who just don't "get" what Jittlov was trying to do with this film.

It boggles the mind to think of how even MORE nifty the film would be is some financial angel would come along and give him the $ to complete it, creating a "director's cut" for release on DVD, with ALL his equally great short films available on the DVD, as well as other extras that Jittlov could add to the DVD also.

Alas, no one has been forthcoming, and Jittlov has suffered financially and emotionally for almost two decades. When will Hollywood learn to NOT destroy the creativity of such filmic geniuses as Jittlov, Orson Welles, Buster Keaton, etc., etc., etc., etc. Join with me: Pound on the sand on the beach and shout, "Damn them all to hell !" for not RUSHING to Jittlov's aid.

Jittlov can do with 5 million dollars what other filmmakers do with 50 million, and with all the poorly conceived, ineptly produced drek coming out on DVD and on TV, the world NEEDS filmmaker's with the talent, vision(s), and attitude of Jittlov more desperately now than it ever did.

And on top of all that, he treats his fans like gold. Returning phone calls (I believe he's still in the L.A. phone book.) and answering e-mails. Even his web sites are more magnificent than most also. (Google can find them for you.) Gawd ! Is there NO justice???? Are ALL the studios in Hollywood so consistently and perpetually STUPID that they don't recognize his OBVIOUS talent? Has the world gone MAD ??? SOMEBODY with money, CALL HIM !!!!!!


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