A director is forced to work with his ex-wife, who left him for the boss of the studio bankrolling his new film. But the night before the first day of shooting, he develops a case of psychosomatic blindness.
Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him.
Val Waxman is a film director who was once big in the 1970's and 1980's, but has now has been reduced to directing TV commercials. Finally, he gets an offer to make a big film. But, disaster strikes, when Val goes temporarily blind, due to paranoia. So, he and a few friends, try to cover up his disability, without the studio executives or the producers knowing that he is directing the film blind.Written by
i was not expecting to enjoy this film because everyone i have ever asked what they think of Woody Allens films, has saif that they hate them!
Until i saw this, the only other Allen film i have seen is Whatever Works (2009).. Which i only watched because it starred Larry David... And i didn't really pay much attention to the film so much as i was focused more on Larry's performance.
So i sat down to watch Hollywood Ending just to see why everyone seems to be so "Anti- Allen"
Anyway, long story short = i loved it!
Great story, shown in an interesting way. I love the warm lighting and the long takes.
I wasn't a fan of the score, but hey.. you can't have everything!
But i am glad i watched it, and i look forward to watching more of Allens films in the near future.
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