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Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006)

Hollywoods biggest talents explore what is the recipe for blockbuster, flops, and how absolute happenstance and controlled luck can make movie magic.

Director:

Bill Couturié

Writers:

Peter Bart (book), Peter Bart (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
Pierce Brosnan ... Himself
David Brown ... Himself
Charles Chaplin ... (archive footage)
George Clooney ... Himself
Francis Ford Coppola ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Couturié Bill Couturié ... Himself (voice)
Danny DeVito ... Himself
Richard Dreyfuss ... Himself
Robert Evans ... Himself
Jodie Foster ... Herself
Morgan Freeman ... Himself
Brian Grazer ... Himself
Peter Guber ... HImself
Daryl Hannah ... Madison / Ayla (archive footage)
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Hollywoods biggest talents explore what is the recipe for blockbuster, flops, and how absolute happenstance and controlled luck can make movie magic.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nadie sabe nada (los secretos del cine) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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HBO Films See more »
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Color
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Morgan Freeman: [about "Bonfire of the Vanities"] When an airliner crashes, they say that it's usually caused by a series of mishaps.
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Features The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986) See more »

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A must see if you love movies!
22 June 2006 | by nanooksSee all my reviews

Much more than just another compilation of film clips, this celebration of movie magic made me smile from start to finish. With personalities ranging from George Clooney to Bob Evans to Richard Zanuck, it's a privilege to listen in on these insiders discuss why we love movies, and what makes them hits or bombs. We see Jodie Foster and Charlize Theron talking about why they have made their role choices, and what drives them to take the difficult parts no one thought they could do. We see Morgan Freeman commenting on his involvement with big flops (Bonfire of the Vanities) and huge but unexpected hits (Unforgiven, Driving Miss Daisy, March of the Penguins). Best of all, we do see wonderful clips of some of the best and worst films in cinema history.


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