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After being disappointed by the last Bogdanovich film I watched (Nickelodeon), I'm glad to report this was a much more fun and charming film with a decent amount of emotion to it.
Ben Gazzara is the kind of actor you can watch sleuthing around for minutes on end and never get bored. Audrey Hepburn is a tad under used, but she still has got every ounce of power as a performer here that she did back in her heyday. The…
There's some pretty good slapstick comedy (Ryan O'Neal and Burt Reynolds have a particularly funny fight scene) and towards the end of the film there are some great "THE POWER OF CINEMA!" moments (Brian Keith has a great speech about cinema's potential in the film's last few minutes). Unfortunately, there are no stakes to anything going on and the dynamic of the ensemble is severely lacking, with no proper sense of comradery or chemistry between any of the cast. Might have been more fun as a tightly paced 90 minute flick, but as it is it feels incredibly meandering.
Hi, I'm writing this in October before the film comes out:
I'd just like to remind people that apparently this film is very inspired by Pauline Kael's essay "Raising Kane" which suggested Mankiewicz, not Orson Welles was the true author of Citizen Kane. This essay has been debunked by critics, scholars and Welles himself, who stated on many occasions what his contributions to the screenplay were and what were Mankiewicz's.
The fact a Hollywood film is potentially trying to portray…