MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 24,624 this week

A Hard Look (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 31 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Documentary about the Emmanuelle movies, looking at their making as well as their social and cultural impact.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 72 titles
created 10 Apr 2012
 
a list of 57 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "A Hard Look" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Hard Look (TV Movie 2000)

A Hard Look (TV Movie 2000) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Hard Look.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A woman struggles to keep her stepdaughter from harms way after she hires an assassin to kill her husband, but the hitman turns and blackmails her for the crime.

Director: Ilias Mylonakos
Stars: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Livia Russo
Red Hot and Blue (TV Movie 1990)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Contemporary pop performers reinterpreting several songs of Cole Porter, in music videos directed by established directors.

Directors: Percy Adlon, David Byrne, and 17 more credits »
Stars: Afrika Bambaataa, Bono, David Byrne
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

In her first onscreen adventure, journalist/photographer Mae Jordan (known to her readers as "Emanuelle") travels to Africa on assignment. Questions of her own racial and sexual identity ... See full summary »

Director: Bitto Albertini
Stars: Laura Gemser, Karin Schubert, Angelo Infanti
Sid and Nancy (1986)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. When the Sex Pistols break up after their fateful US tour, ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Cox
Stars: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.

Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire
Summer of Sam (1999)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino
Rambler '65 (1997)
Short | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Hoping to hear his own song over the radio of his 1965 Rambler, Ben Vaughn tries to record an album in the car while his friend Bob is trying to repair it.

Director: Alex Cox
Stars: Ben Vaughn, Jeff Bergquist, Jerry Blavat
Cuentos de Borges (TV Series 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Peter Boyle, Antonio Banderas, Judith Godrèche
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alex Cox ...
Himself - Host
...
Herself
Laura Gemser ...
Herself
Just Jaeckin ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Himself
Margi Clarke ...
Herself
James Ferman ...
Himself
...
Himself
Nadine Strossen ...
Herself
Linda Ruth Williams ...
Herself
Nick X. ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Documentary about the Emmanuelle movies, looking at their making as well as their social and cultural impact.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

filmmaking

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Emmanuelle: A Hard Look  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Straight to Hell (1986) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Emmanuelle without Passion
14 May 2006 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

I was so excited when I read about a documentary being produced about the Emmanuelle film series. To me the Emmanuelle series is as exciting as any genre film series, i.e. zombie movies, post-apocalyptic movies, westerns, martial arts films, etc. I was even intrigued by the fact that it was being directed by filmmaker (and so-called cinephile) Alex Cox. However after watching this poorly executed documentary I couldn't help but think what a greatly missed opportunity this film is. The Emmanuelle film series deserves better then Alex Cox. The documentary really needed someone who truly loves this series for all of its greatness and for all of its flaws. It's obvious that Cox has nothing but contempt for the series. He uses clips from different parts of the series and edits them in a way to accentuate the movies shortcomings. He scores interviews with Sylvia Kristel (the original Emmanuelle), Just Jaeckin (the director of the original film), and somehow and most importantly Laura Gemser (Black Emanuelle). Gemser is now retired from acting, and is famous for refusing interviews about her career. The most exciting news about A Hard Look is that Gemser finally breaks her silence. However Cox waists this amazing opportunity, in fact he makes Gemser looks stupid. Cox uses sound bites that make Gemser come off like a moron about her career and about the Emanuelle films in general. For no reason what so ever Cox finds a way to include an interview with Dennis Hooper, with pointless effect – and that is what this film is; a documentary chalked full of pointlessness. I guess the only reason Cox includes an interview with Hooper is that it gives him an excuse to show footage from Cox's terribly mediocre movie Straight to Hell (starring Hooper). Showing footage from Straight to Hell allows Cox to draw comparisons between the Emmanuelle film series and Spaghetti Westerns. This comparison leads Cox to conclude that Spaghetti Westerns that were once considered an eye sore of the Western genre are now considered classics, and that erotic films (like those of Emmanuelle) are still considered "second rate." Why he asks – "what's wrong with sex, what's wrong with pleasure?" He draws a comparison between the bodily pleasures, that of having sex outdoors and drugs – both which are banned. This sequence concludes with Alex Cox enjoying cannabis, and validating the saying, "dope is for dopes." The only saving grace of A Hard Look is that it demands another filmmaker to make a truly loving documentary about this amazing film series, from someone who is truly passionate about every nuance of Emmanuelle.


18 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD? Bart71
searching for DVD? berntege
Discuss A Hard Look (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page