3.30.2007

The Kid Stays in the Picture

While this movie is essentially a photo slide show with a voice-over, and a couple of movie clips and interviews thrown in for interest, I really really loved it. This guy, Bob Evans, has led a very fascinating life, and the way he tells his story (he narrates it himself) with such emotion and vigor. He tells about drug use, and being a peripheral character in a murder, and the rise and fall and rise of his own career. Making movies, and meeting stars, and being discovered. I can see how this wouldn't necessarily be as fascinating to someone who wasn't in or near the industry. He was in one or two movies, then decided to produce, and somehow managed it all. He produced Love Story, The Godfather, and a bunch of other really successful films.

Surprisingly fascinating slide show.

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