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Popatopolis (2009)

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In 20 years He's directed more films than Martin Scorsese, He's produced more profitable movies than Jerry Bruckheimer, And he's infuriated more actors than Alfred Hitchcock. The ultimate B... See full summary »

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In 20 years He's directed more films than Martin Scorsese, He's produced more profitable movies than Jerry Bruckheimer, And he's infuriated more actors than Alfred Hitchcock. The ultimate B Movie Documentary, focusing on B Movie Giant Jim Wynorski (and B Movie Celebration Mentor) and his attempt to make a feature film in 3 days.He's directed seventy feature films, but he's never made one... in THREE DAYS .Jim cuts the shooting schedule, has the actors cook their own food. A documentary featuring B-Movie legends Roger Corman, Andy Sidaris, Julie Strain, Julie K. Smith and Stormy Daniels, Popatopolis follows Jim Wynorski as he begins to film one of his many opuses "Witches of Breastwick" Jim's frenetic pace demands 100 setups per day (the Hollywood standard is 20), and he reduces his electric package to just two lights so he can concentrate on the task at hand.A great overview of a true master at work and in many ways a laser sharp dialectic on the state of B filmmaking today. Written by Bill Dever

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He's directed seventy feature films, but he's never made one... in THREE DAYS.

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Guiltily Entertaining
15 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

This documentary is a riot from the first frame to the last. From the musical numbers to Jim's repetitive outbursts, I was completely entertained and enthralled the entire time. The way the documentary was set up almost mirrored the quirky tendencies of the director it followed, and truly that only furthered the magnetism the film let off. But not only was it hilarious, but it was borderline inspiring. How could someone set out to succeed at such an impossible task of filming a movie in 3 days? Seeing who Jim is and how he works, you begin to understand how he makes it possible. Then, after seeing (on various occasions) Jim's enthusiasm for the bimbo scantily clad, you hate yourself for thinking him a genius. But, that's what he is. There's a rare breed that can be so passionate, angry, and strange at the same time whilst creating a feature film, and it's something that the man exceeds at. This documentary perfectly captures the essence that is Jim W. and the movies he so loves to create.


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