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Seduced and Abandoned (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 8 November 2013 (UK)
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An exploration of several interconnected subjects: The Cannes Film Festival, cinema art, money, glamor and death.

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James Toback

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James Toback

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Cast

Credited cast:
James Toback ... Himself
Alec Baldwin ... Himself
Jessica Chastain ... Herself
Bérénice Bejo ... Herself
Diane Kruger ... Herself
Neve Campbell ... Herself
James Caan ... Himself
Martin Scorsese ... Himself
Bernardo Bertolucci ... Himself
Brett Ratner ... Himself
Roman Polanski ... Himself
Francis Ford Coppola ... Himself
Ryan Gosling ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashok Amritraj ... Himself
Arpad Busson Arpad Busson ... Himself
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SEDUCED AND ABANDONED combines acting legend Alec Baldwin with director James Toback as they lead us on a troublesome and often hilarious journey of raising financing for their next feature film. Moving from director to financier to star actor, the two players provide us with a unique look behind the curtain at the world's biggest and most glamourous film festival, shining a light on the bitter-sweet relationship filmmakers have with Cannes and the film business. Featuring insights from directors Martin Scorsese, 'Bernando Bertolucci' and Roman Polanski; actors Ryan Gosling and Jessica Chastain and a host of film distribution luminaries. Written by Anonymous

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The movie business is the worst girlfriend in the world. You are seduced and abandoned over and over again.

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Alec Baldwin: The movie business is the worst lover you've ever had in terms of, you go back again and again and again. And you go back seeking to recreate this experience you want to have. You go back with another chance to do something that you want to do, in movie-making and movie-going. You are seduced and abandoned, over and over and over again."
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Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »

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Original Score from the Film 'The Hunt for Red October'
(The Hunt for Red October (1990))
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Making a movie or making a documentary
26 February 2014 | by robin-bensonSee all my reviews

A ninety minute HBO documentary about two film folk who want to raise finance for their movie, though whether there was a movie or maybe the proposal was created just to make this documentary isn't clear. Toback and Baldwin go to Cannes for advice from stars, directors and the money men. I thought it was mildly interesting but too long, it should all have been wrapped up in sixty minutes.

The directors offer some interesting points about the industry and movies they've made, the stars are just the stars: take away a script and they have no more insight into things than you or I. Still, if you like to see your fave folk relaxing round a table in Cannes give it a look. Plenty of short clips are included too but it's essentially a lot of talking heads.


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