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Seduced and Abandoned

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Format:  DVD-R
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DVD-R Details

  • Rated: TV-MA
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: April 29, 2014
  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: HBO Archive

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh84%

Total Count: 43
The film is funny, and sad, and insightful if you've no idea what a movie deal looks like, which I hadn't. Full Review
The Spectator
Sep 5, 2018
Rating: 3/5 -- Jolly good fun, even if it doesn't exactly manage to fulfil its wonky remit. Full Review
Little White Lies
Nov 7, 2013
Rating: 4/5 -- It's a spikily funny, endlessly enlightening watch. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Nov 7, 2013
Rating: 2/5 -- Hugely self-indulgent and at times just plainly ridiculous, the most eye-opening aspect of Seduced and Abandoned is the very level of talent wrangled into contributing. Full Review
Mar 5, 2019
Rating: 4/5 -- Seduced and Abandoned is, if nothing else, a film buff's delight. Full Review
The Australian
May 12, 2014
Rating: 2/5 -- Nice try, guys, but no deal. Full Review
London Evening Standard
Nov 8, 2013
Rating: 4/5 -- Seduced and Abandoned isn't a deeply intellectual film, but it is a wry and dry road trip that's worth a watch, at least for the pleasure of Baldwin playing the role he was born to play, Alec Baldwin. Full Review
Sunday Times (UK)
Mar 5, 2018

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For ten days in May 2012, director James Toback and actor Alec Baldwin worked their way through the Cannes Film Festival in an attempt to secure financing for a new film, a political-erotic Middle Eastern drama inspired by Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris. As they dashed around Cannes, hopeful against all odds to raise an eight-figure sum, Toback filmed the hilarious and revealing proceedings that comprise this documentary: from pitches to billionaires, studio moguls, producers and international sales financiers, to intimate encounters with major movie stars and iconic directors whose passion for movies proves it's still possible to transcend all the madness. Seduced and Abandoned captures the tug-of-war between the eternal dream of creating pure art, and the bracing reality of modern movie commerce. Ultimately, the film turns the camera back on those who still can't resist the devilish and beautiful temptations of a love affair with cinema, despite the outrageous odds against success. As the film builds to its climax, there's no doubt that Toback and Baldwin remain hopelessly seduced -- but will they be abandoned?


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  • Sales Rank: 40,525
  • UPC: 888574013820
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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