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Title:   Seduced and Abandoned
Director:   James Toback
Year:   2013
Genre:   Documentary
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11.08.13

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Date Viewed Venue Note
11.08.13DVRThis Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2013
Alec Baldwin and Tames Toback travel to Cannes in order to raise money for a film and in the process they make this... quasi-documentary non-fiction film for perhaps a fictional scenario that doesn't really matter because really it's about the state of the industry and the perils of money. It's messy and meandering and all over the place and the heavy heavy use of split screen made me feel like I was sometimes watching two or three movies at once (the beginning montage of Cannes footage was particularly effective for me because it showcased both the history and extreme range of films that get shown there. There's young Warren Beatty juxtaposed with Godard and Polanski juxtaposed with Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator).

I like this in-between take on non fiction. It reminded me a tiny bit of F for Fake (god I love that movie), and especially compared to the very familiar talking head construction of Casting By I'd say I responded to this more.

Up next I finish off my triple feature with a doc about a much different aspect of the industry although probably no less nostalgic for the good old days.
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