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Seduced and Abandoned (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 8 November 2013 (UK)
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An exploration of several interconnected subjects: The Cannes Film Festival, cinema art, money, glamor and death.





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SEDUCED AND ABANDONED combines acting legend Alec Baldwin with director James Toback as they lead us on a troublesome and often hilarious journey of raising financing for their next feature film. Moving from director to financier to star actor, the two players provide us with a unique look behind the curtain at the world's biggest and most glamourous film festival, shining a light on the bitter-sweet relationship filmmakers have with Cannes and the film business. Featuring insights from directors Martin Scorsese, 'Bernando Bertolucci' and Roman Polanski; actors Ryan Gosling and Jessica Chastain and a host of film distribution luminaries. Written by Anonymous

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The movie business is the worst girlfriend in the world. You are seduced and abandoned over and over again.




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Elcsábítva és elhagyatva  »

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Alec Baldwin: The movie business is the worst lover you've ever had in terms of, you go back again and again and again. And you go back seeking to recreate this experience you want to have. You go back with another chance to do something that you want to do, in movie-making and movie-going. You are seduced and abandoned, over and over and over again."
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The Cannes Film Festival is a yearly celebration of films, from the blockbusters to the lesser known. However in the back drop of this glamour is the back room deals that make movies come to life. Alec Baldwin and director James Toback take you behind the scenes of this circus as they discuss the process and seek funding for their own project. Along the way they cross paths with players of the industry and get the nuts and bolts of what makes the movie business tick. Cannes is a glamorous film festival but it also is a hot bed of action and the nitty gritty of the unglamorous side of movie making. Movie making business is a challenge, as repeated in the film Orsen Welles shared that "I look back on my life and it's 95% running around trying to raise money to make movies and 5% actually making them. It's no way to live".

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