Events in the life of a Hollywood studio executive, unfold with the same unrealistic positive coincidences, ultimately culminating to a "happy ending", much like the movie scripts, with which he works day in and out, after he accidentally murders someone.Written by
The banquet scene at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was catered by a real catering company. Despite the fact that many of them were SAG members, no banquet staff who worked at the event were told that they would be filmed until they arrived for work that night at the museum. The scene was filmed a year before SAG assumed jurisdiction of extra work on the west coast, and the banquet waiters who appear in the scene were not paid for the extra work, not even non-SAG wages. The only compensation they received was their regular compensation from the real-life catering company for their hours worked during the fake banquet. See more »
Mud facial dries much too quickly for the few seconds we see it especially on Griffin's face. See more »
Quiet on the set.
OK, everybody, quiet on the set.
Scene 1, take 10. Marker.
And - action!
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This film recorded digitally in a THX Sound System Theatre See more »
In the theatrical version there was a frontal nude scene of Tim Robbins at the hotel in the desert. This scene was removed for the cable version. See more »
A meta and witty inside-joke, sardonically jabbing at the ribs of tinsel-town.
'The Player (1992)' is a meta and witty inside-joke, jabbing at the ribs of tinsel-town in a cynical yet comedic way, and it manages to sardonically satirise the entire studio system, with a only little bit of self-aggrandising and perhaps an equal measure of self-deprecating. The picture isn't particularly funny, though it can cause some chuckles, but is instead the kind of sly smile inducing mockery that takes its time to dawn on you and isn't immediately obvious. It's this undercurrent that carries the flick much more than the main plot itself, so much so that the actual narrative becomes a part of the running gag as opposed to a vehicle for the individual jokes to spawn from. It's a unique, and somewhat acquired taste of a, film that's usually enjoyable and equally intelligent. 7/10
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