The Resource Hollywoodland, Universal Pictures ; Focus Features and Miramax Films present a Back Lot Pictures production ; produced by Glenn Williamson ; written by Paul Bernbaum ; directed by Allen Coulter, (videorecording)

Hollywoodland, Universal Pictures ; Focus Features and Miramax Films present a Back Lot Pictures production ; produced by Glenn Williamson ; written by Paul Bernbaum ; directed by Allen Coulter, (videorecording)

Label
Hollywoodland
Title
Hollywoodland
Statement of responsibility
Universal Pictures ; Focus Features and Miramax Films present a Back Lot Pictures production ; produced by Glenn Williamson ; written by Paul Bernbaum ; directed by Allen Coulter
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
On June 16, 1959, police detectives arrive at a Benedict Canyon home to find Superman dead, felled by a single gunshot to the head. LAPD calls it suicide, but Reeves' grieving mother, Helen Bessolo, isn't so sure. She hires private detective Louis Simo to validate her suspicions, centered on George's fiancée, aspiring starlet Leonore Lemmon. Simo turns up suspects 2 and 3: Toni Mannix, aging trophy wife to MGM honcho Eddie Mannix, a tough little man with long-standing mob ties. George had been Toni's consort for years, and their breakup seriously wounded her. George Reeves wanted Clark Gable's career and instead got television stardom, becoming the idol of millions of children. Was he murdered, or just a victim of the sensitivities and insecurities of an actor who was never talented enough to be taken seriously?
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Jonathan Freeman ; editor, Michael Berenbaum ; music by Marcelo Zarvos ; production designer, Leslie McDonald ; costume designer, Julie Weiss
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for language, some violence and sexual content
Language note
In English or dubbed Français; optional subtitles in English SDH, Español, or Français
PerformerNote
Adrien Brody (Louis Simo), Diane Lane (Toni Mannix), Ben Affleck (George Reeves), Bob Hoskins (Edgar Mannix), Lois Smith (Helen Bessolo), Robin Tunney (Leonore Lemmon), Jeffrey DeMunn (Art Weissman)
Runtime
127
Series statement
Focus Features spotlight series
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Hollywoodland, Universal Pictures ; Focus Features and Miramax Films present a Back Lot Pictures production ; produced by Glenn Williamson ; written by Paul Bernbaum ; directed by Allen Coulter, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006
  • Special features: Feature commentary with director Allen Coulter [audio feature]; Re-creating old Hollywood [featurette] (7 min.); Behind the headlines [featurette] (8 min.); Hollywood then and now [featurette] (8 min.); Deleted scenes (5 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Superhero is killed -- Real detective work -- Being noticed -- Next morning -- New take -- Leave the bow tie on -- Publicity stunt -- Behind the glamour -- On television -- Putting in a word -- Typecast -- Deceived -- Meaning of justice -- Deserves a statue -- Leonore Lemmon -- Straight arrow George -- It just gets buried -- Picture business -- Seeing the pieces -- End titles
Control code
76768406
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed..
Extent
1 videodisc (127 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192884627
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
62028846
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)76768406
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; anamorphic widescreen, presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Hollywoodland, Universal Pictures ; Focus Features and Miramax Films present a Back Lot Pictures production ; produced by Glenn Williamson ; written by Paul Bernbaum ; directed by Allen Coulter, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006
  • Special features: Feature commentary with director Allen Coulter [audio feature]; Re-creating old Hollywood [featurette] (7 min.); Behind the headlines [featurette] (8 min.); Hollywood then and now [featurette] (8 min.); Deleted scenes (5 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Superhero is killed -- Real detective work -- Being noticed -- Next morning -- New take -- Leave the bow tie on -- Publicity stunt -- Behind the glamour -- On television -- Putting in a word -- Typecast -- Deceived -- Meaning of justice -- Deserves a statue -- Leonore Lemmon -- Straight arrow George -- It just gets buried -- Picture business -- Seeing the pieces -- End titles
Control code
76768406
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed..
Extent
1 videodisc (127 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192884627
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
62028846
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)76768406
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; anamorphic widescreen, presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD

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