The Last Mogul (2005)

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A biography of powerful Hollywood agent and executive Lew Wasserman.

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A biography of powerful Hollywood agent and executive Lew Wasserman.

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Scandal. Power. Corruption. Finally, a true Hollywood story.


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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual references | See all certifications »
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24 July 2005 (Canada)  »

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The Last Mogul: Life and Times of Lew Wasserman  »

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$4,965 (USA) (24 June 2005)

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$4,965 (USA) (24 June 2005)
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If Wasserman was truly amazing, this documentary doesn't reflect that.
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Had I been a personal friend of Lew, I am sure this biography would have meant a lot more. I viewed this documentary as part of a film festival, and I suppose that meant I was expecting a little bit more. But I did not get more in any sense of the word.

My knowledge of the man before I saw this film was limited to his name and existence as an influential person in Hollywood, and now I still know little else. What information I did gather felt similar to an hour long Biography special on A&E. If he truly was an amazing man with enough history and intrigue to warrant a 2 hour documentary, then the director did not do justice to this character.

The film consisted largely of the friends/ co-workers speaking out about Wasserman, but after one introductory title informing me who the friends were, the director assumed I would recognize the face and relationship through to the end... I think a lot of tension and importance was lost on me because I did not understand the value of the praise etc given.

I believe this would have been best viewed on TV on a rainy Sunday afternoon.


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