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Ivansxtc (2000)

 -  Drama  -  19 July 2002 (UK)
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Update on Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," set in contemporary Hollywood.

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Ivan Beckman
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Don West
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Danny McTeague
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Barry Oaks
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Charlotte White
Alison Taylor ...
Nurse Jackie
Joanne Duckman ...
Marcia Beckman
Robert Graham ...
Sid Beckman
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Rosemary Kramer
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Naomi (as Sarah Goldberg)
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Lucy Lawrence (as Morgan Vukovic)
Jay Lavender ...
Phil
Carol Rose ...
Judy Tarzana
Steve Dickman ...
Melvin
Wendy Rhoads ...
Missy
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Storyline

Ivan Beckman, Hollywood's most sought after talent agent, the darling and crown prince of La-La Land is dead. How and why did it happen? Was it drugs, murder or excess, or perhaps something altogether more mundane? We begin with an ending and then catapult back a number of days to the apex of Ivan's brilliant career as he bags international megastar Don West onto his company's books, and then charts the highs, lows (and they are so very low) and extreme excesses of his final days. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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19 July 2002 (UK)  »

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Ivans xtc.  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,544 (USA) (14 June 2002)

Gross:

$21,378 (USA) (14 June 2002)
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[Upon hearing of Ivan Beckman's death]
Don West: What, did he freebase his face off?
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Featured in The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2003) See more »

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Tristan and Isolde
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Composed by Richard Wagner
Performed by Elmo Weber
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Ultimately, deeply moving
8 August 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie without any real knowledge of what it was about (other than some vague memory of having read a good review and quick peruse of the cover at the rental store).

The use of video tape (rather than conventional film), hand held work, some rough cuts and supports acting that treads a fine line between jarring and being naturalistic all took soem time to tune in to (too used to slick Hollywood narrative style!).

But it was certainly worth the effort.

Partly an acidic take on the Hollywood machine (cynicism, drug abuse,deference) but also a film about a man (Ivan) desperately seeking meaning in a world where he can find none. The final scenes, where Ivan seems to come to terms with his end take on a strange beauty.

The decision to run all the credits up front, save for the music and an 'in memory of' add to the final poignancy.


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