The Big Picture
Film school prepared Nick for everything... everything but Hollywood.
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item number: XRI 5264D
- Audio: English
- Subtitles: English, French
- Audio Commentary With Christopher Guest & Kevin Bacon
- Deleted Scenes
- Production Notes
- Theatrical Trailers
- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 8, 2002
- Originally Released: 1989
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Selection
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, J.T. Walsh, Teri Hatcher & Martin Short|
|Performer:||Michael McKean, Fran Drescher, Dan Schneider, Jason Gould, Tracy Brooks Swope, Emily Longstreth, Kim Miyori, Don Franklin, Scott Coffey & June Lockhart|
|Directed by||Christopher Guest|
|Edited by||Martin Nicholson|
|Composition by||David Nichtern|
...A surprisingly genial, good-natured satire on contemporary Hollywood mores....Bacon and Emily Longstreth are appealing...
Rating: B -- A genial and funny satire/comedy about an up-and-coming student filmmaker. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Rating: 3/5 -- If only it was as clever as it believes itself to be.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Rating: 3/5 -- Very slight, but it hits most of its Hollywood targets with a certain degree of savvy.
Rating: 80/100 -- The Movie Machine is skewered and lampooned with an impressive accuracy, but it never crosses the line into becoming an outright bash.
Rating: 5/5 -- Sometimes hilarious, sometimes chilling anti-Hollywood comedy. Full Review
Befitting two of the co-authors of This is Spinal Tap, Guest and Michael McKean, The Big Picture displays a keen eye for the silliness of film biz customs, lingo and attitudes. Full Review
After winning the National Film Institute's Award for Best student Film, filmmaker Nick Chapman (Kevin Bacon) jumps headlong into the Hollywood fast-lane. There, he receives a warm welcome from studio executives who have heard he's the hottest thing in town. But before long, predatory producers, aggravating agents, and avant-garde artists are turning his world upside down by trying to hitch a ride on his supposedly rising star--which helps him to realize the horrible truth about the backward system that created his meteoric rise. Christopher Guest's (THIS IS SPINAL TAP) directorial debut skewers the Hollywood system, with ample help from a comedically gifted cast including Martin Short, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and John Cleese.
- Christopher Guest's directing debut.