A neurotic nebbish lives in 2 worlds: the fantasy of winning his dream-girl via a hit movie, and the meager existence he scrapes out from very odd jobs, such as thesping in an arty ... See full summary »
An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break... See full summary »
This is one of six featurettes on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of Casino, and one of the four of them that have their own page here on the site. It consists of interviews, clips of the movie, behind-the-scenes footage and stills. The person who gets the most time(meanwhile, it never gets to be boring) is Stone, and we get the full back-ground story for her taking the role, and delivering her astounding performance. They go into the off-camera relationships between the actors, the many interesting casting choices, some of Scorsese's directorial methods, and more. We hear about Pesci and DeNiro, how the first was in general during production and how the latter helped Sharon out. Motivation and such is also gone into. This is well-paced, with a 20 minute running time. It's edited well, and informative and entertaining throughout. The anecdotes alone are very much worth watching this documentary for. There is rather infrequent strong language in this, and that is the only real objectionable material in it. I recommend this to anyone who wants to know more about that aspect of the film. 7/10
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