Seduced and Abandoned

The tape draws the viewer into a journey exploring different aspects of the planet Cinema: Cannes film festival, cinema art, money, glamor and death. In the role of guides are Alec Baldwin and James Tobacco. Taken during the 65th Cannes film festival (2012 ) bright pictures to draw, in particular, the striking portraits of Bernardo Bertolucci, Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Polanski, Martin Scorsese, Ryan Gosling, Jessica Chastain, Berenice Bejo, Diane Kruger and James Caan.

Director:
  • James Toback

Stars:
Release Date: 2013-11-08
IMDb icon 6.6/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
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Jandy Launce
31 May 2014 | 05:09

"Those guys that have made a good movie, no more", — James Caan.

The key question of modern cinema lies in the following: "the box office success or cultural value?". In most cases, the winner is the first option. But whether this? Was it worthy? And what we come if uncomplicated joy will replace reflection? Over these truly philosophical aspects of thinking actor Alec Baldwin and Director James Tobacco.

Colleagues and friends go on the 65th Cannes festival to find investors for your film, the main role in which will perform NIV Campbell he is Alec Baldwin, but is not so just even this mission impossible. Using archive footage from the Cannes events footage of movies like "the Godfather" and"Last tango in Paris," which has already become a cult, James Tobacco blends them with interviews and direct speech Baldwin and their own, seeking at this visual effect, showing the incident with the world of cinema metamorphosis.

The music of Dmitri Shostakovich, which sounds on through the whole movie, we look at views movies, occurred them for the last years of the changes, Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Polanski, Bernardo Bertolucci, Martin Scorsese and James Caan. All they General, talking about one same — the place of art took the money and those movies that they did 30 years ago, present now in the rental is simply impossible, so as the viewer wants entertainment, and the producers want money, and in this scheme, a real artist does not place.

At some point the Cannes film festival, which knows the situation, has become less meaningful than held at this at the Cannes film market. It is on leave Alec and James finding money for your film (this is, of course, prepositions, and most likely this film is only speculative idea, but not a real project). But as soon as potential producers and sponsors know that there "stars", it immediately stop the conversation. And this is a real apotheosis of cynicism, which cinedelica not even hidden.

Baldwin and Tobacco is not leave side of those "stars" that are so I want to see the audience and even more want to sell the producers of the films. Alec and James will interview with Jessica Chastain and Ryan Gosling. Not asking tricky questions, our heroes just talking to cash characters, and it is utterly demonstrates how low cultural level of these "stars" that especially the background of the genius of Roman Polanski, Bernardo Bertolluci and other masters.

On Chastain should stay in more detail, so it is the most popular actress of the decade the heroine of the huge number of glossy magazines. The redhead starlet is just stupid and not even know what is conversation. On a metaphysical question about the willingness to die, implying a monologue about artistic achievements, she said, "No, I want to be a mother." And the second highlight — as it aims to please everyone, constantly smiling and go to Baldwin with arms that he, of course, to repress, so how's woman first time and wants no touching.

Of course you cannot call the work groundbreaking Toback, so or otherwise the subject of lobbying and financial depravity of the film industry raise many, but "Seduced and abandoned" make it in a big way and a presentation of undeniable evidence. It is noteworthy that the only region where "Seduced and abandoned" was shown on the big screen, was the UK, where no majors, nor  the"stars". There while preserved theatrical traditions and the institutional organization, not honoring the names cash and the talent, skill and the metaphysical subtext of the film. The birthplace of William Shakespeare does not want to lose its reputation and market relations are not pass.

"95% of the time I'm looking for financing and 5% spend on the shooting of the film. So you can not live", — said Orson Welles. This quote creators endure in the title of the film and periodically repeat it, at the same time that showing bright the carousel in the Park that beckons you, but the reality is much less romantic, yeah and that to drive you have to pay. Talented Directors and writers have to "pay" his unrealized talent, and the audience will have to "pay" a lot more — chewing the cud of conditional Bryan singer or Seth MacFarlane, he is robbed and the mind feelings. It's a vicious circle, and exit it think not, tell us Alec and James.

Mass movie now obey the rate of return as never before. The festival of the holiday movie has become a market and the repertoire of the cinema is now filled not that is able to give the audience a bit of moral education from a gifted painter. No, now buying a ticket, you going to look that want, that want to sell. Although what you may want, if your conditional idol Jessica Chastain?

"Seduced and abandoned" is a film graduate film class, although it is presented as a documentary, but it artistic statement, clothed in art form. Baldwin and not Tobacco illusions about the fact that their pattern may change the situation in the cinema has become pure business, and completely betraying the art, but they show the viewer and remind ourselves that when the main movie was a good story, and were the ones who had it to tell.

faq
Who is the director of the movie Seduced and Abandoned?
This tv-show was directed by James Toback.
What is the genre of Seduced and Abandoned?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Documentary.
Who starred in Seduced and Abandoned?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: James Toback, Alec Baldwin, Jessica Chastain, Bérénice Bejo, Diane Kruger.
What is Seduced and Abandoned IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.6.
When was Seduced and Abandoned released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2013-11-08.