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The Decay of Fiction (2002)

The film is an "intersection of fact and hallucination" set inside the decaying walls of the old Ambassador Hotel and the famed Cocoanut Grove restaurant which was home to the 1st Academy Awards.

Director:

Pat O'Neill
2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jaime Alvarez ... Bar Patron
Lilia Barsegian Lilia Barsegian ... Hotel Guest
Peter Beckman Peter Beckman ... Ghost
Dan Bell Dan Bell ... Detective
Damon Collazo Damon Collazo ... Mafia Boss
Kane Crawford Kane Crawford ... Detective, Mafia thug, tourist
Michael D. Hartzell Michael D. Hartzell ... Ghost Man
William Lewis William Lewis ... Hotel Guest
Lauren Maher ... Chica
Tamara Margarian Tamara Margarian ... Woman in Wheelchair
Lisa Moncure Lisa Moncure ... Rita
Julio Perillán ... Actor
Michael Q. Schmidt ... Smoking Angel / Naked Ghost
Johnathon Storm ... Raul
Wendi Winburn ... Mary
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Storyline

The film is an "intersection of fact and hallucination" set inside the decaying walls of the old Ambassador Hotel and the famed Cocoanut Grove restaurant which was home to the 1st Academy Awards.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I parakmi tis mythoplasias See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono
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Very nice Avant Garde film, especially wonderful editing!
17 May 2003 | by kanedudeSee all my reviews

Excellent film, and the editing is wonderful! If you are a true film fan, a must see! Also a joy to make. Pat was a terrific director to work for. Though his previous works never included any actors, this film was a very collaborative effort. Pat allowed for input and much playfulness on the set, and the final product comes across very well as a result.


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