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Hollywood Ending (2002) Poster

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Even though he doesn't really care about this sort of thing, Woody Allen has declared on several occasions that he thought this film was going to have a better box office result because it was funny and the cast was great and well known.
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Haskell Wexler was fired a week into production as he and Woody Allen couldn't agree on how to film certain shots. He was replaced by Wedigo von Schultzendorff. Although one of Hollywood's most respected cinematographers, this is not the first time Wexler has been fired from a production, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) being a notable example.
This was the first Woody Allen film not to receive a cinema release in the UK.
The dichotomy between the Chinese cinematographer, his translator and Allen's character is loosely based on the relationship between Allen and real cinematographer Zhao Fei, who shot with the director Sweet and Lowdown (1999), Small Time Crooks (2000) and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001). Allen exaggerated the comic aspect of the relationship.
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The film opened the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. It was the first of three Allen films to open Cannes, the other two being Midnight in Paris (2011) and Café Society (2016).
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The song "Going Hollywood" is played over the opening credits, sung by Bing Crosby from Going Hollywood (1933) in which he starred with Marion Davies.
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With the move to DreamWorks from Orion, Woody Allen had to submit to budget cuts. One of the casualties was his regular editor Susan E. Morse.
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Despite the fact that this was filmed in the standard spherical format, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits.
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Val has a copy of Phil Hardy's "The Gangster Film" on his coffee table.
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Woody Allen: [credits] opening credits are simple white typeface on black set to early period music.
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