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You play the head of a movie studio who must produce movies, manage your personnel and market your product as the technology of the medium changes over the years.

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Peter Molyneux
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Caeser Benedict Caeser ... Additional Voices (voice)
Ben Cullum Ben Cullum ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jamie Cullum ... DJ English Hughie (voice)
Kyle Eastwood ... DJ Andy Wright (voice)
Kenny Andrews Kenny Andrews ... DJ Randy Shaw (voice) (as Kennie Andrews)
Louisa Gummer Louisa Gummer ... Voice (voice)
Lillian Paulson Lillian Paulson ... Additional Voices (voice)
William Roberts ... DJ Wally Krunckleburger, Awards Man (voice)
Eric Meyers ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Eric Myers)
Kerry Shale ... DJ William McDuff, Future News (voice)
Laurel Lefkow ... PA Announcer (voice)
Patricia Rodriguez Patricia Rodriguez ... Adwards Woman (voice)
Lorelei King ... Tech News Announcer (voice)
Robert O. Smith ... DJ Mad Dog John (voice)
Tony Guida Tony Guida ... Current News (voice)
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Storyline

In this game, you run a film film studio beginning in 1920 with the beginning of Hollywood. As you hire your staff and produce your first works, you must nurture your studio through the struggles of the succeeding years while keeping your business viable. Meanwhile the technology of film develops along its historical path as you cope the continual changes and challenges of the film industry, both in the business and artist aspects. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

8 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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Lionhead Studios See more »
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Color:

Color
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Most of the names of the various Stars and other crew that show up to work on your studio lot throughout the game are taken from staff members who worked on the game. See more »

Quotes

Alexa St. Fontain: I'm Alexa St. Fontain, your goddess of gossip.
Jim Sashe': And this is swami of celebrity swank, Jim Sashe', you're watching...
Both: This is Hollywood!
Alexa St. Fontain: [off-screen] Remember this apple-cheek little starlet? Here she is in her very first picture, "Cross Country with Uncle Leadfoot."
Jim Sashe': Wow, grandpa, keep your hands on the wheel!
Alexa St. Fontain: That's screen sensation Ashley Brown, star of last summer mega-blockbuster "Monkey in the Hauntings."
Jim Sashe': Of course she is, Alexa. Ashley Brown is bonified movie magic. Let's take a look at her ...
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An amazing achievement in the realm of videogames.
5 November 2006 | by MrX2848See all my reviews

This game is brilliant. In addition to having incredibly deep movie and star-making engines, this game features a historically accurate (and quite funny) satire on American history in the form of radio announcers. I might only like this game because I'm a total film buff, but I've wanted this game since it was first released, and it has barely disappointed me (I wish you could put the camera ANYWHERE you wanted. That would be awesome). Now, it is common knowledge among gamers (especially subscribers of "Electronic Gaming Monthly") that film critic Roger Ebert doesn't see video games as a form of art. I like and respect Ebert, and I'm not so sure whether games are a form of art or not myself, but I'd like to see what he thinks about this game. It's probably as close to art as a game can get.


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