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Seduced and Abandoned

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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
Rating: 4/5 -- Seduced and Abandoned is, if nothing else, a film buff's delight. Full Review
The Australian
May 12, 2014
Rating: 4/5 -- It's a spikily funny, endlessly enlightening watch. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Nov 7, 2013
Rating: 2/5 -- Nice try, guys, but no deal. Full Review
London Evening Standard
Nov 8, 2013
Rating: 3/5 -- The film is at its very best when Baldwin informally cross-examines respected names such as Martin Scorsese, Roman Polanski, Bernardo Bertolucci, James Caan and Jessica Chastain. Full Review
Herald Sun (Australia)
May 13, 2014
Rating: 3/5 -- Droll, watchable, wittily sobering. Full Review
Financial Times
Nov 7, 2013
Rating: 3/5 -- It's funny stuff, yet the real nuggets here are when [Alec] Baldwin defaults to standard doco-mode and asks an impressive range of people...about the harsh realities of working in the world's most expensive entertainment artform. Full Review
May 10, 2014
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

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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: 92,300
  • UPC: 888574013820
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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