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Filmworker

Filmworker is a movie starring Leon Vitali, Ryan O'Neal, and Brian Capron. A documentary about how English actor Leon Vitali came to work as an assistant to American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick for over 30 years.

Other Titles
キューブリックに魅せられた男, Stanley Kubricks högra hand, Filmworker. A la sombra de Kubrick, Elämäni Kubrickin palveluksessa
Running Time
1 hours 34 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, Biography
Director
Tony Zierra
Actors
Ryan O'Neal, Leon Vitali, Brian Capron, Mike Alfreds
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A documentary about how English actor Leon Vitali came to work as an assistant to American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick for over 30 years.

Comments about documentary «Filmworker» (20)

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Karen

I've always been a fan of William F. Buckley Jr. and to see his book and later film discussed so poignantly in this film is a real treat. By the way, I would have to point out that the film does address the rights of subjects to discuss their experiences with the rights of the studios. What I found most interesting in the film is how Buckley gets his work published. Even though he's not the author, he's one of the most successful conservative voices in America, and the rights of his ideas get squashed. He gets his books shelved and his views driven out of newspapers, magazines, and television. The freedom of the press is abused and the general public has lost the ability to critically explore ideas. If the companies had given him equal time and attention, I think the film would be better. What I found most troubling is that it is the very group that is the most vulnerable to this attack. But instead of being vilified, we are treated to the depiction of the activists as kooks. The film is too tame. I really do hope that it makes more sense to it's audience. But at the same time, I understand the frustration of Buckley's family. I don't know if it's fair to them to watch the film and think they are attacked, but it's better than the alternative. The film has a message, but it has a message for us, too. We need to be more discerning when we decide to watch this film.

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Emily

I thought this was a fascinating film, taking place in Ireland in 1981, but at the same time in the United States. It gives an extremely personal glimpse of the lives of the participants in this little known story. It is certainly very difficult to do so in a multi-national setting, so it is a testament to the special beauty and grace of the people who were there. The people who played the four main characters were wonderful and did an outstanding job. It is very difficult to pick a favorite, but if you are a fan of history and documentaries, you should definitely watch this. It is certainly worth watching.

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Maria

This documentary is a lot like a different documentary would have been if it had been made 10 years ago. It shows us a side of politics we rarely see. The story of Gloria LaRue is about the struggle she had to endure when she went to the national convention to help defeat Nixon. It is a simple, sad, and inspiring story that you will not be able to find a reason to not watch. You will cry, you will laugh, and you will be shocked. It is a documentary that should be seen by all. If you can find a copy of it, I am sure you will watch it many times. It is one of those documentaries that will give you a reason to be on the right side of history. That is the best way to describe this movie.

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Matthew Torres

I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Mel, the director of this excellent documentary. I was struck by his life story and how he saw himself as a person who, in a way, was "cured" from his suffering. The film is not a biography of Mel, but of his life story. It is a well-crafted, thoughtful and well-acted film that gives a valuable perspective on the subject of mental illness, and its effects on the individual. I would recommend this film to anyone who is looking for a well-balanced film on a very important topic. I also recommend it to those who wish to better understand the disease of mental illness. I am pleased to say that this film has been released on DVD. I highly recommend it. I also recommend that anyone who sees this film will be inspired to seek help for their own mental illness.

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Juan Weber

Since I'm a big fan of Richard Dreyfuss, I decided to watch this documentary. This is a must watch for any Dreyfuss fan.

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Ann Morales

When you are in a position of power, you have the right to say what you want and the responsibility to ensure that you get what you want. This is not a new message from the United States, but it is an important one. Director/writer/producer/actor Mark Whalberg, as well as the other executive producers/writers/actors on this documentary, deliver a strong message that the system works in the interests of the privileged few and that it should be replaced by a system that is more democratic and representative. It is also clear that this film is not about politics or the election. It is about the power of money and the ability of corporations to have influence over the government. The film is a great way to learn about the issue and to understand the problems and how to fix them. It is also a great way to see what the everyday struggle is all about. A great documentary, definitely worth watching.

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Howard Johnson

This film is extremely sad, it's true that it's an extreme example of what happens to any people who speak out against the power of the "gig" economy. But the film is really interesting and quite insightful. It makes you question yourself, about your own lives, and the lives of people around you. It's really a must see for anyone who's interested in alternative economic policies.

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Eric C.

Daniel Ellsberg (and I like him!) is a Nixon White House official who leaked the Watergate affair to the press. He fled to France, where he lived for several years, but left for his country and died in 1986. What else can be said about the film? Daniel Ellsberg, however, is not a character in a documentary. He is the subject, but not a character. His presence is felt and his voice heard, yet we do not hear him speak. That is a shame, for this man, who was clearly not a hero, was a patriot. He knew how to fight for what he believed in, and he fought for the nation he loved. We do not hear his voice, and his words, and we do not see the pain he suffered as a result of his leaks. If you want to know more about Ellsberg, see "The Pianist," directed by the excellent Christopher Nolan. When I was in college in the mid-eighties, the film "Babe: Pig in the City" was the most significant film I had ever seen. I don't know that the film was much good. I know it did not do well in theaters. I read reviews of "The Pianist" in the paper and heard the critics say that the film was a piece of art. It was, but I liked the film, as did many other people. It was a good story, and it captured a time in history that I was unfamiliar with. I have seen "The Pianist" four times, and I hope that it will be seen a hundred times more. My generation had a different experience than that of the 1970's, and that is the key to appreciating this film. The art, the drama, the fight, the sorrow. What else can be said?

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Dennis

This is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. In an age where documentaries seem to be a dime a dozen and a series of one-liners, the following is an important look at a man who lived a life of extreme poverty, worked as a carpenter, and suffered from AIDS. I was captivated by his story. As he walked through his life and slowly revealed his life's struggles, I became absorbed by the story. It's a very interesting story. It's not a life of greatness, but it's a story that's really important to me. I don't know if it's because of my background, or my background, but I feel that his life is very important to me. He was able to come out of a very bad situation, and still survive. It's inspiring to see this story, and I hope to see more of these kinds of stories in the future. I'm so grateful to him. A film that is very important to me.

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Emily

I must admit that I'm a fan of the documentary film but this one had to be the most entertaining I've ever seen in my life. The story behind this movie is definitely worth the watch. It's beautifully produced and directed and I just wanted to watch it all over again, it had such a strong impact on me. The documentary also focused a lot on an individual's depression and his family's role in that and how they reacted. This was definitely one of the highlights of the movie for me. You could also tell the importance of the film to the family and the president himself. It made me very nostalgic. I really enjoyed this movie and I think that people should definitely check this out.

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Russell Reid

Even if you aren't a fan of Woody Allen, this film will have you hooked. The subjects of the documentary are very compelling. The history of many of the men involved in the making of this film is also very interesting. It is fascinating to see how Allen has continued to put out films almost twenty years after his greatest success. This documentary is worth seeing and keeps the viewer hooked. There is no doubt that this film is quite impressive.

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Brandon

In this excellent documentary, we follow the lives of three brothers, ages 8 to 13, and the work that they do to help others. We meet one of the brothers, Dylan, who is more interested in cars than his brothers, but has a great passion for his work. We meet Tommy, who has a heart of gold. He has a remarkable ability to create a dream for others, and to make it come true. We also meet the parents of the brothers, who have a clear vision for their children, and a strong desire to see them succeed. This is a great film that will not only entertain, but will also educate. It is a documentary that you will want to watch.

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Jacob S.

It was the same story in this documentary, only a different cast of characters. This time the director and writer of the film are the two guys who were the subject of this documentary. They are friends and are living in the same house, as well as the other guy. So it's really a great family documentary, but if you have to go in the middle of a storm to see the same story, then it's not that great. The story that they were sharing was about a man who had been out of prison for almost a year, but had been out on parole for years. His story is pretty sad and real, but it's really hard to tell in the middle of a storm, as it would have been. The film does not really have a focus, or a narrative, so it's just one long conversation between the two friends, mostly about the food that they had eaten, and their plans for the future. They have a lot of interesting stories to tell about their own lives, and the stories they tell are good and interesting. It's not a documentary about a person who has been in prison for a long time, but about a guy who has been out for a long time, and his story is a good one. Overall, the film is worth watching, but it's not a great documentary.

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Cheryl

What I really love about this movie is that it reminds me of the sense of isolation that I experienced during my time in the camp. I can recall moments of being surrounded by a sea of people trying to escape the constant fear that they would be discovered and killed. It was only the memories of the characters that kept me sane. As a film, it was superb. The casting was very good, but the only thing I didn't like about the movie was the fact that the performances were done by actors from the camp itself. It seemed that the actors were trying to be "real" and "authentic" when in reality they weren't. The film itself was also really good, although it could have been better. In the end, I recommend this movie to anyone who is into WWII history or anything related to it. It is an excellent film that I will definitely be buying when it comes out on DVD.

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Thomas P.

I had a hard time believing that this was a documentary. I thought it would be a mixture of interviews and songs. But I was wrong. This was not a documentary, it was a short documentary. It was a little bit boring, but it was fascinating and it made me feel more about the issues that I had been looking into. It was also very informative and very honest. I hope this is the start of a series that shows the life of a real musician, but don't expect to hear any songs from him. I can't believe that this documentary was nominated for an Oscar. I was so shocked, that I just want to tell everyone that this documentary is a great one and a very good one. This was not a documentary, but a documentary about an artist, it is about him and it is a documentary about his life. It is about his music, about his family, about his relationships. It is a great documentary, and a great one. So if you want to know what it is like to be a musician, and how it feels to be a musician, then you should definitely watch this documentary. I gave it 8/10. It is a great documentary, it is a very good documentary, and it is a great one.

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Charles

Laws were changed, eventually all the sports we grew up with were outlawed, and we all lost the faith that all it takes is a touch and a touch of an attitude to get the desired result. Soon after this show was released I was at a football game in my college town, and when the referee told the officials to stand down during the play that looked like a ball with a couple of feet of ground left I lost my mind. From then on I was never, and still am not, able to trust sports referee's. The TV show I saw, THE LAW WITHIN, covered the history of sports laws for the American public and how the laws were slowly being changed in the late 1960s, and today sports can cause real and significant problems in our society. The TV show, by Kevin Mallory, covered more than half of the history of sports law in the USA. I hope this is enough to put you into a good mood for the movie!

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Doris H.

I don't think I have ever had the experience of seeing a film at the cinema so intimately as I have with "Wild Heart". The great thing about the cinema as a medium is that it allows you to immerse yourself in a scene so completely and wholly, but at the same time it allows the viewer to suspend reality for a little while. If you are really interested in a film, you are often able to see the film from multiple perspectives: a cinema poster, a magazine, a postcard, a small box, a doll, a book, etc. The film comes across as a video that has been cut out into a picture, the sound as a cassette tape. The film is one of the best I have ever seen and it is great to have it on DVD. The acting is excellent and all the performances are so strong. The dialogue is often very funny, the colour and texture of the images are incredible, and the naturalism of the photography is fantastic. If you are able to suspend reality for a little while and suspend yourself in a cinema you will be able to see the film at the same time as you watch it. I am not normally one to write reviews but I feel it is my duty to voice my opinion on the merits of this film. I have seen this film over a thousand times and I still enjoy the film every time I watch it. I don't find myself looking at the screen to see what is going on and I don't get the huge sense of dread that I sometimes get from watching movies like "Black Rain" or "Halloween". I believe that when I watch "Wild Heart" I am watching a film that is great because it is great. There is nothing like watching a great movie and I am forever grateful for that.

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Alan Fox

The best thing about this documentary is that it captures the back-story of the acts, which is pretty interesting. The best part is that the interviews with the real families of the victims of these acts are very compelling, and not always positive. A few have said that their father is a crazed killer, while others have said that they were traumatized by his actions. That's really a valid point. It's also interesting to hear about the real motivations of the murderers. In some cases, they've said that they just wanted to be heroes, or they just wanted to blow their ex-girlfriend's head off. This was a pretty common argument to hear from the killers, and it's interesting to hear the logic behind it. Overall, this documentary is definitely worth your time.

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Scott H.

Filmmaker/filmmaker Andrew McNally has a great ability to put people in the places of great pain and to show the history behind them. His most recent project, "The Other Side of Hope and Fear", is the most comprehensive portrait of a man who is supposed to be a hero in a Christian context but whose work has exposed the torture of thousands of political prisoners in China. His first film was a cinematic exploration of the Holocaust in Argentina. He is the current director of a documentary film on a particularly awful regime in Cuba. The film shows a country that has almost completely disappeared its middle class, but also the brutal practice of torture in a prison regime that had no other choice but to be closed down. The film is about the terrible love affair between a wife and a husband, who love each other with an obsession that could not be expressed in words, but a desire that is as strong as their hunger for power. The film takes its time to tell the story. McNally chooses to do this by showing the abuses, and the consequences that have been created in order to punish the victims. I was stunned by how quickly the story unfolded, and the way the torture was presented in a way that did not give the viewer the impression that it was an ordinary torture, but something that was both horrible and funny. McNally had the talent to show this brutality, but he chose to be at the other end of it. I am a big fan of McNally, and I was especially impressed by his work in the documentary "The Other Side of Hope and Fear". I felt that the director did a great job in telling the story of this guy who wanted to be a hero, but in the end he became a monster. This is the story of a man who gave his life to do something that was not right, but in the end he became the monster he thought he was fighting against.

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Megan Ortiz

The people who made this film should be given awards for this incredible work. I've never seen a documentary that made me cry like this one. I'm going to watch it again and again, and I'll continue to watch it. I will always watch it, because it's a testament to humanity. No matter what color you are, your skin tone, your religion, you're your country, or how old you are, you are more human than anything in this world. When we stop to think about the things that make us human, we realize that everything is beautiful. You know when you go to the beach, or you go to a concert, and you're there because of love, or because of the music, or because you want to be part of something that you love. No matter how long it takes, or how hard it is, or how much you have to work for it, it's never easy. The people who made this film are amazing. You are truly an inspiration to me. I wish that you would be given more recognition, because you have made a film that will not only change the way I look at the world, but will also change the way I look at myself. I'll be watching this movie over and over again, and I hope that it inspires people to see the beauty in life.