The Bad and the Beautiful

The Bad and the Beautiful

DVD - 2002
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The story of a ruthless, manipulative movie producer who lets nothing and nobody stand in his way. Now he's broke and needs the help of the very people he used and betrayed on his climb to the top.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2002]
ISBN: 9780790747569
Branch Call Number: DVD BAD AND
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai or Korean; closed-captioned


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Mar 11, 2018

The movie was trying to do too much to prove a point about the the dark and loathsome nature of Douglas' character (and ends up saying that if you make great films, you get a pass. ) it starts off with his infidelity to his wife, which comes out of left field and was a race to the finish from that point on. The same picture can be seen in the behavior of some if not all of today's movie moguls. Perhaps a movie should be made based on the book "Hollywood Babylon" by Kenneth Anger.

Nov 03, 2016

Timeless piece on Hollywood film making.

Oct 16, 2016

This film is all beautiful, no bad, and comes with a superior special extra on the life and extraordinary times of Lana Turner. Her life, her many men who often turned out to be wretches, told by daughter in a poignant way, makes this edition the one to get. This story is as remarkable as the movie.

Jul 20, 2014

Director Vincent Minnelli made cinema history. He takes a story about a washed up Hollywood producer, and shows the lengths he will go to, in his drive for a hit movie. It is like turing the camera around and filming the producer, director, stars and crew filming a movie. We are helped with wonderful performances from Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Barry Sullivan, and Leo G. Carroll. I love watching the inside of Hollywood. There is such a rich story of characters. The competing egos is enough to halt productions. "The Bad and The Beautiful" shows us a slice of Hollywood. The director and producer always seem to battle the studio to get the picture made the way they want it.

Oct 25, 2011

An ode to old-time producers and studio executives, who, despite their many faults, loved the movies. A mix of melodrama, comedy, and a judicious amount of truth.


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