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Popatopolis (2009)

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In 20 years He's directed more films than Martin Scorsese, He's produced more profitable movies than Jerry Bruckheimer, And he's infuriated more actors than Alfred Hitchcock. The ultimate B... See full summary »

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Clay Westervelt

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Clay Westervelt
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Jim Wynorski ... Self
Julie K. Smith Julie K. Smith ... Self
Julie Strain ... Self
Monique Parent ... Self
Glori-Anne Gilbert ... Self
Antonia Dorian ... Self
Roger Corman ... Self
Andy Sidaris ... Self
Joe Souza ... Self
Lloyd Kaufman ... Self
Paul Coufos ... Self
Andrea V. Rossotto Andrea V. Rossotto ... Self
Langston Ball Langston Ball ... Self
Steve Goldenberg Steve Goldenberg ... Self
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Stormy Daniels ... Self
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In 20 years He's directed more films than Martin Scorsese, He's produced more profitable movies than Jerry Bruckheimer, And he's infuriated more actors than Alfred Hitchcock. The ultimate B Movie Documentary, focusing on B Movie Giant Jim Wynorski (and B Movie Celebration Mentor) and his attempt to make a feature film in 3 days.He's directed seventy feature films, but he's never made one... in THREE DAYS .Jim cuts the shooting schedule, has the actors cook their own food. A documentary featuring B-Movie legends Roger Corman, Andy Sidaris, Julie Strain, Julie K. Smith and Stormy Daniels, Popatopolis follows Jim Wynorski as he begins to film one of his many opuses "Witches of Breastwick" Jim's frenetic pace demands 100 setups per day (the Hollywood standard is 20), and he reduces his electric package to just two lights so he can concentrate on the task at hand.A great overview of a true master at work and in many ways a laser sharp dialectic on the state of B filmmaking today. Written by Bill Dever

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He's directed seventy feature films, but he's never made one... in THREE DAYS.


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A must-see for film junkies of the world
27 September 2016 | by hollaatyogurlSee all my reviews

Jim Wynorski is a uniquely expressive human being in every way possible. As a reigning b- movie director he's gifted, easily irritated, your best friend at times, and a bit crazy. For Wynorski's sake, who wouldn't be a bit crazy after trying to repeatedly make movies with three days or less? But somehow, someway he does the impossible.

Popatopolis lets you take a front row journey of the production for, "The Witches of Breastwick" and just how Wynorski directs the incredible task of creating a film in three days with a three-man crew and a selection D-list talent. Through the movie you will find yourself laughing and learning from his infamous line, "I hate it, I hate it" to his views on life, "Here is a lesson for all you stupid, stupid chicks out in Hollywood… and there's plenty of ya." Prior to Popatopolis, I had minimal understanding of the b-movie world and have gained an appreciation for the art form. It's a great insight on the b-movie genre and anyone who admires the work of production and filmmaking.


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10 June 2009 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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$250,000 (estimated)
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