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George Hickenlooper: The Mayor Of The Sunset Strip Interview, 2004

22 December 2010 12:05 AM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

(Rodney Bingenheimer, the subject of Mayor Of The Sunset Strip, and Andy Warhol, above.)

Filmmaker George Hickenlooper passed away on October 29, 2010, at the way too early age of 47. This is an interview I did with George in 2004, around the release of his documentary Mayor of the Sunset Strip, which I consider one of the very best films ever made about the entertainment industry and one of my Top 20 Films of the past decade. Hickenlooper's last film, Casino Jack, starring Kevin Spacey, has just been released. This article originally appeared in Venice Magazine.

With Mayor of the Sunset Strip, George Hickenlooper takes us on a tour of the modern history of celebrity, via the life of legendary pop music impresario Rodney Bingenheimer.

By Terry Keefe

Filmmaker George Hickenlooper clearly loves the dreamers that drive the entertainment industry, but he's also very familiar with how Los Angeles can eat them alive. Many »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Casino Jack Review

11 December 2010 8:48 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Casino Jack is the last film from late director George Hickenlooper, who died on October 30, 2010. Most well known for his documentary Hearts of Darkness, chronicling the nightmare of a movie shoot for Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, Hickenlooper was also responsible for films like Factory Girl and Mayor of the Sunset Strip. With Casino Jack, Hickenlooper takes a look at Jack Abramoff, the famed Us lobbyist who was charged with defrauding American Indian tribes, corrupting public officials, tax evasion, conspiracy and other things. For those unfamiliar with Jack Abramoff and his shenanigans, the film tries to make it pretty easy and clear, by clearly outlining all the characters and explicitly displaying who Abramoff was and what he did. If you're not up to speed on politics, or American politics, you may be a bit lost at times, and you may not get as much out of the film as you otherwise could, »

- Matt Joseph

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'Casino Jack' Poster for George Hickenlooper's Final Film (Exclusive)

2 November 2010 7:20 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Cinematical

Fairly appropriate for Election Day, and sadly as we mourn the film's director, George Hickenlooper, we present you with the official poster for the political comedy 'Casino Jack.' The one-sheet features Kevin Spacey, who stars as corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff, front and center amidst a red-white-and-blue-themed design. Also showcased are co-stars Kelly Preston, Barry Pepper (as Mike Scalon, coupled with another glimpse at Spacey) and Jon Lovitz, who looks quite miserable in a neck brace. Hickenlooper, who died suddenly this past Saturday, gets proper recognition for what is unfortunately his final film. His name is very prominently and largely printed in two separate spots.

With 'Casino Jack' Hickenlooper dramatizes the true story of the Abramoff scandal in a way that's surprisingly balanced and fun, according to Scott Weinberg's review from the Toronto International Film Festival, where the movie premiered in September. You'll "have a »

- Christopher Campbell

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'Casino Jack' Poster for George Hickenlooper's Final Film (Exclusive)

2 November 2010 7:20 AM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

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Fairly appropriate for Election Day, and sadly as we mourn the film's director, George Hickenlooper, we present you with the official poster for the political comedy 'Casino Jack.' The one-sheet features Kevin Spacey, who stars as corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff, front and center amidst a red-white-and-blue-themed design. Also showcased are co-stars Kelly Preston, Barry Pepper (as Mike Scalon, coupled with another glimpse at Spacey) and Jon Lovitz, who looks quite miserable in a neck brace. Hickenlooper, who died suddenly this past Saturday, gets proper recognition for what is unfortunately his final film. His name is very prominently and largely printed in two separate spots.

With 'Casino Jack' Hickenlooper dramatizes the true story of the Abramoff scandal in a way that's surprisingly balanced and fun, according to Scott Weinberg's review from the Toronto International Film Festival, where the movie premiered in September. You'll "have a »

- Christopher Campbell

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George Hickenlooper obituary

1 November 2010 11:59 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Director known for his documentary about the making of the film Apocalypse Now

The films of the American director George Hickenlooper, who has died unexpectedly aged 47, straddled several genres, but he will be best remembered as a documentary maker thanks to his most celebrated work, Hearts of Darkness: A Film-maker's Apocalypse (1991). This riveting account of the troubled gestation of Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam war epic Apocalypse Now (1979) combined behind-the-scenes footage shot by Coppola's wife, Eleanor, with retrospective accounts by the cast and crew.

Hickenlooper observed "a strong parallel between Francis making the movie and the war itself. He really delved into the most sordid aspects of his own character." As Apocalypse Now's budget and schedule ran out of control – and its leading man, Martin Sheen, had a heart attack – Coppola was consumed by fears and self-doubt, as captured in the documentary. "There were too many of us, »

- Rob Hughes

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Director George Hickenlooper Died Last Night

31 October 2010 2:15 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

hollywoodnews: George Hickenlooper, the director of “Casino Jack,” died suddenly last night at the age of 47, in Denver, Colorado.

We are going to miss him.

His work includes , “Hearts of Darkness,” “Factory Girl,” “Mayor of the Sunset Strip” and the feature drama “The Man From Elysian Fields.”

Photo: Set of “Hick’ Town”

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Hickenlooper: 'Indie Film Has Become Pottery-Barn Cinema'

31 October 2010 12:51 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

George Hickenlooper, who abruptly died at 47 in Denver on Saturday morning as he was preparing for a film festival screening of his new film “Casino Jack,” had a career that spanned genres. He made acclaimed documentaries, including the “Apocalypse Now” chronicle “Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse” and “The Mayor of the Sunset Strip.” His short films include “Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade,” which was expanded into Billy Bob Thornton’s Oscar-winning feature “Sling Blade.” And he made narrative features, among them his tale of model and Andy »

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Casino Jack director George Hickenlooper dies in Denver

31 October 2010 10:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

George Hickenlooper, who won an Emmy Award in 1992 for directing Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, has died. He was 47.

In a statement Saturday, Denver mayor and Colorado Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper says his cousin died of apparent natural causes.

Los Angeles-based George Hickenlooper was in Denver for the premiere of his latest film, Casino Jack, starring Kevin Spacey as American lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Other films directed by Hickenlooper include Factory Girl starring Sienna Miller as Edie Sedgwick, documentary Mayor of the Sunset Strip that profiled pop star impresario Rodney Bingenheimer and last year's documentary Hick Town, based on footage shot while he followed his cousin around during the Democratic National Convention in 2008. »

- Associated Press and Cineplex Staff

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Emmy-Winning Director Dead at 47

31 October 2010 9:15 AM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

George Hickenlooper, who won an Emmy Award for the documentary "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse," has died. He was 47.

The filmmaker was found dead Saturday in Denver, Co, where he was premiering his new film "Casino Jack" at the Starz Denver Film Festival. Hickenlooper's cousin, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, who is running for governor of Colorado, said in a statement his cousin died of natural causes, The Denver Post reports.

"We are devastated," John Hickenlooper said in a statement. »

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R.I.P. George Hickenlooper of 'Casino Jack'

31 October 2010 8:30 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

The above photo of Casino Jack director George Hickenlooper, with actor Jon Lovitz, was taken on Thursday night at the Paramount. Hickenlooper and Lovitz were in town for the Austin Film Festival closing-night film and party -- red carpet beforehand, Q&A afterward, you know the drill.

Hickenlooper then headed to Denver to screen Casino Jack at the Denver Starz Film Festival. Sadly, George Hickenlooper died in Denver on Saturday morning. He was 47 years old. His filmography also includes Factory Girl, Mayor of the Sunset Strip, the short Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (on which the feature Sling Blade was based) and the documentary Hearts of Darkness about the making of Apocalypse Now.

I can't say anything better than Moises Chiullan does over at Badass Digest, and I urge you to go read his column about the director. Chiullan was friends with Hickenlooper and had planned to work »

- Jette Kernion

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George Hickenlooper 1963-2010

30 October 2010 9:53 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The film community(especially his home town of St. Louis) was stunned to hear of the death of director George Hickenlooper. The forty seven year old was found dead of natural causes in Denver, Co where he was helping his cousin John in his run for governor.

George left behind an impressive list of films. After making Super 8 movies during his years at St. Louis University High School, he continued his studies at USC School of Cinema and Television and Yale and interned with Roger Corman. George’s debut as a professional director was the 1988 short Art,Acting,And The Suicide Chair:Dennis Hopper.  In 1991 George had great success with two feature length documentaries: Picture This:The Times Of Peter Bogdanovich In Archer City, Texas and Hearts Of Darkness:a Filmmaker’S Apocalypse (with Fax Bahr). Hearts, a look at the making of Apocalypse Now, has been hailed as one »

- Jim Batts

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R.I.P. George Hickenlooper

30 October 2010 5:28 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

by Terry Keefe

Sad news that filmmaker George Hickenlooper has passed away at the age of 47. I interviewed George several years back for Mayor of the Sunset Strip, his documentary on Rodney Bingenheimer, which was one of the most insightful films about fame and show business ever made.The films of Hickenlooper often centered about an artist of some sort, and dealt with examinations of fame, the frenzy of renown, and artistic obsession. Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl, chased fame for its own sake, through the Warhol Factory, to her own destruction. Francis Coppola, in the documentary Hearts of Darkness, nearly loses his sanity in the Philippine jungles bringing home Apocalypse Now. The floundering, fictionalized author played by Andy Garcia in The Man from Elysian Fields becomes a kept man to the young wife of a famed, ailing writer played by James Coburn, in order to both support his own writing, »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Filmmaker George Hickenlooper Dead At 47

30 October 2010 2:48 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

American filmmaker George Hickenlooper, known for directing "Factory Girl," the documentary, "Mayor of the Sunset Strip," and co-directing "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse" with Fax Bahr, among many other pictures, was found dead this morning according to the Denver Post. The 47-year old filmmaker, a cousin of Denver mayor John Hickenlooper who confirmed his passing, was in the city preparing to unveil his his latest film, "Casino Jack" starring Kevin Spacey, at the Starz Denver Film Festival. The director evidently died of natural causes in his sleep according to the report and comments on his Facebook page. His last… »

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Filmmaker George Hickenlooper Passes Away at 47

30 October 2010 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The Denver Post is reporting that filmmaker George Hickenlooper was found dead this morning in Denver, where he was about to premiere his latest movie Casino Jack starring Kevin Spacey as jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff, at the Starz Denver Film Festival. He was just 47 years old. George Hickenlooper first made his mark in 1991 with the documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse about the problems Francis Ford Coppola experienced while making his war film Apocaylpse Now . Ironically, the director would run into his own problems with his 2006 film Factory Girl starring Sienna Miller as Eddie Sedgwick, but not before making dozens of acclaimed documentaries and dramatic feaures including Mayor of the Sunset Strip and The Man from Elysian Fields . The »

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Cherie Currie Interview, The Runaways

18 March 2010 8:00 PM, PDT | MoviesOnline.ca | See recent MoviesOnline news »

Cherie Currie rocketed to international stardom as the teenage lead vocalist for the now legendary all-female rock band, The Runaways, alongside band mates Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Sandy West and Jackie Fox. After three albums with The Runaways, Cherie went on to record two solo albums, then as an actress, starred in numerous films including “Foxes” with Jodie Foster as well as guest spots on series television. Cherie is the co-author of “Neon Angel: The Cherie Currie Story,” which is considered one of the best rock & roll biographies of all time. The multi-talented Cherie continues to act, record and perform around the world. She also has her own Chainsaw Art Gallery in Chatsworth, California which you can check out at ChainsawChick.com.

MoviesOnline caught up with Cherie at the press day for the new movie, “The Runaways,” which chronicles the groundbreaking, all girl 1970s rock band’s rise to fame. »

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