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 »
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 »
This is one of the four featurettes on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of Casino, all with their simple, descriptive title. It consists of interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and clips from the movie. They talk about the look of the film, obviously, and talk a lot about scenery and costumes. We hear what they were going for with the different takes on this or that location or set of clothing, and the difficulty of working inside an actual Las Vegas casino. It's nicely paced, coming in at not much less than 17 minutes. The editing is marvelous, and all of the material used is of a high quality. No actors speak in this documentary(not to the audience, anyway), only the director and other crew, and really, what could they add, anyway? This is all about the work on the other side of the camera, that makes a more subtle impression(and I must say, this production gave me an even greater level of respect for the picture). There is a little strong language in this, not much considering how short the whole thing is, and apart from that, there's nothing objectionable in it. I recommend this to anyone interested in the subject. 7/10
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