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An in-depth look at the Democratic and Republican national conventions held during the 2008 U.S. Presidential election year. | Add synopsis »
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(16 articles)
Barry Levinson To Direct Oklahoma City Bombing Movie 'O.K.C.'
 (From The Playlist. 2 March 2011, 7:16 PM, PST)

Levinson Slams Nyt Critic 'For Her Blatant Inaccuracies'
 (From The Wrap. 10 November 2009, 6:16 PM, PST)

Criticism Is One Thing, Inaccuracy Another
 (From The Wrap. 10 November 2009, 5:48 PM, PST)

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Cast

 
Richard Abramowitz ... Himself

Stephen Baldwin ... Himself

Annette Bening ... Herself

Ellen Burstyn ... Herself

Rachael Leigh Cook ... Herself

David Crosby ... Himself

Alan Cumming ... Himself

Tim Daly ... Himself
Charlie Daniels ... Himself

Robert Davi ... Himself

Dana Delany ... Herself

Giancarlo Esposito ... Himself

Tom Fontana ... Himself

Danny Glover ... Himself

Anne Hathaway ... Herself

Spike Lee ... Himself

Josh Lucas ... Himself

Matthew Modine ... Himself

Tom Morello ... Himself

Gloria Reuben ... Herself

Susan Sarandon ... Herself

Richard Schiff ... Himself

Ron Silver ... Himself

Sting ... Himself

Lynn Whitfield ... Herself

Will.i.am ... Himself

Directed by
Barry Levinson 
 
Produced by
Robert E. Baruc .... producer
Robin Bronk .... producer
Tim Daly .... producer
Jason Sosnoff .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Aengus James 
Adam Jandrup 
 
Film Editing by
Aaron Yanes 
 
Production Management
Tim Tracy .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Peter Levin .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Levin .... supervising sound editor
Thomas Myers .... sound mixer
Alex Noyes .... sound editor
Roar Skau Olsen .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Giovon .... camera operator
Aengus James .... cinematographer
 
Editorial Department
Patrick Inhofer .... colorist
 
Thanks
Richard Abramowitz .... thanks
Ted Wallach .... special thanks
 

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1 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Nothing interesting or even remotely educational, 1 November 2010
Author: napierslogs from Ontario, Canada

"PoliWood" is one of the worst documentaries I have seen.

With a director like Barry Levinson, I certainly wasn't expecting such poor quality. At the beginning I was questioning if he forgot how to direct because he had shaky hand-held interviews that looked bad and didn't add anything to the film.

It's supposed to be about how celebrities have influenced and changed politics. But it went frequently off-course with topics like the history of television and public relations. Which all would have been fine if anything of interest was added. Most of the interviews and footage didn't actually say anything of note, and when they did, they didn't tell me anything I didn't already know.

Documentaries should be able to educate while providing interesting footage and interviews which actually relate to the subject matter at hand. But "PoliWood" didn't have any of that: it didn't teach me anything new and I don't think it could enlighten anybody. Most of the footage didn't directly relate to celebrities influencing politics. And while he did have interviews with celebrities about politics, they were mostly with well-respected individuals like Ellen Burstyn and Susan Sarandon, and most people don't question their involvement in politics.

But what about the (negative) impact when talent-less celebrities like Paris Hilton or Megan Fox try to get involved? And more importantly what can we, as more educated and informed citizens, do to stop their influence on the political process if it is in fact detrimental?

I'm extremely disappointed that "PoliWood" didn't even try to answer those questions, and more disappointed that it didn't even show me anything interesting or educational.

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