History Film / Hollywoodland

10th Jun '16 3:10:06 PM Nylsa
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A slow-burning thriller film released in 2006 and directed by Allen Coulter, ''Hollywoodland'' traces cheap detective Louis Simo (Creator/AdrienBrody) -- hired to investigate the unexpected violent death of real-life actor Creator/GeorgeReeves, most famous for his iconic role as [[TheAdventuresOfSuperman Superman]] during TheFifties. As Simo follows clues and leads, he finds he may be way out of his league.

''Hollywoodland'' was done with a relatively low budget and made a small profit in America, but it was well received by critics. The George Reeves part went to Creator/BenAffleck and critically it was perhaps the brightest spot in Affleck's career between ''Film/GoodWillHunting'' (1997) and ''Film/{{Argo}}'' (2012), as he got surprisingly good reviews for his portrayal. Also starring Creator/DianeLane and Creator/BobHoskins.

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A slow-burning thriller film released in 2006 and directed by Allen Coulter, ''Hollywoodland'' traces cheap detective Louis Simo (Creator/AdrienBrody) -- hired to investigate the unexpected violent death of real-life actor Creator/GeorgeReeves, George Reeves, most famous for his iconic role as [[TheAdventuresOfSuperman Superman]] during TheFifties. As Simo follows clues and leads, he finds he may be way out of his league.

''Hollywoodland'' was done with a relatively low budget and made a small profit in America, but it was well received by critics. The George Reeves part went to Creator/BenAffleck and critically it was perhaps the brightest spot in Affleck's career between ''Film/GoodWillHunting'' (1997) and ''Film/{{Argo}}'' (2012), as he got surprisingly good reviews for his portrayal. Also starring Creator/DianeLane Diane Lane and Creator/BobHoskins.
5th Dec '15 9:26:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* RealitySubtext: Affleck plays an actor who, like himself, endures a string of failures, struggles with alcoholism and bad relationships, and feels that he has become a laughing stock to the public. Of course Affleck's story has a much happier ending than Reeves' did.
17th Aug '15 8:39:59 PM BillWoods
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A slow burning thriller film released in 2006 and directed by Allen Coulter, ''Hollywoodland'' traces cheap detective Louis Simo (Creator/AdrienBrody) -- hired to investigate the unexpected violent death of real-life actor Creator/GeorgeReeves, most famous for his iconic role as [[TheAdventuresOfSuperman Superman]] during TheFifties. As Simo follows clues and leads, he finds he may be way out of his league.

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A slow burning slow-burning thriller film released in 2006 and directed by Allen Coulter, ''Hollywoodland'' traces cheap detective Louis Simo (Creator/AdrienBrody) -- hired to investigate the unexpected violent death of real-life actor Creator/GeorgeReeves, most famous for his iconic role as [[TheAdventuresOfSuperman Superman]] during TheFifties. As Simo follows clues and leads, he finds he may be way out of his league.
17th Aug '15 8:39:30 PM BillWoods
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A slow burning thriller film released in 2006 and directed by Allen Coulter, Hollywoodland traces cheap detective Louis Simo (Adrien Brody) hired to investigate the unexpected violent death of real-life actor GeorgeReeves, most famous for his iconic role as [[TheAdventuresOfSuperman Superman]] during TheFifties. As Simo follows clues and leads, he finds he may be way out of his league.

Hollywoodland was done with a relatively low budget and made a small profit in America, but it was well recieved by critics. The George Reeves part went to Creator/BenAffleck and critically it was perhaps the brightest spot in Affleck's career between GoodwillHunting (1997) and Film/{{Argo}} (2012), as he got surprisingly good reviews for his portrayal. Also starring DianeLane and BobHoskins.

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A slow burning thriller film released in 2006 and directed by Allen Coulter, Hollywoodland ''Hollywoodland'' traces cheap detective Louis Simo (Adrien Brody) (Creator/AdrienBrody) -- hired to investigate the unexpected violent death of real-life actor GeorgeReeves, Creator/GeorgeReeves, most famous for his iconic role as [[TheAdventuresOfSuperman Superman]] during TheFifties. As Simo follows clues and leads, he finds he may be way out of his league.

Hollywoodland ''Hollywoodland'' was done with a relatively low budget and made a small profit in America, but it was well recieved received by critics. The George Reeves part went to Creator/BenAffleck and critically it was perhaps the brightest spot in Affleck's career between GoodwillHunting ''Film/GoodWillHunting'' (1997) and Film/{{Argo}} ''Film/{{Argo}}'' (2012), as he got surprisingly good reviews for his portrayal. Also starring DianeLane Creator/DianeLane and BobHoskins.
Creator/BobHoskins.



* RealitySubtext: Affleck plays an actor who, like himself, endures a string of failures, struggles with Alcoholism and bad relationships, and feels that he has become a laughing stock to the public. Of course Affleck's story has a much happier ending than Reeves' did.

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* RealitySubtext: Affleck plays an actor who, like himself, endures a string of failures, struggles with Alcoholism alcoholism and bad relationships, and feels that he has become a laughing stock to the public. Of course Affleck's story has a much happier ending than Reeves' did.



* TypeCasting: InUniverse (and in RealLife too) this is George Reeves' recurring problem for the rest of his life after playing Superman.

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* TypeCasting: InUniverse (and in RealLife too) this is George Reeves' recurring problem for the rest of his life after playing Superman.Franchise/{{Superman}}.
3rd Oct '14 4:04:10 AM Morgenthaler
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26th Sep '14 1:42:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* HardboiledDetective: Louis Simo is a deconstruction loosely based on a real detective, Milo Speriglio.



* RashomonStyle: As detective Louis Simo investigates the death of actor George Reeves, he goes through the many possible (and ultimately conflicting) theories on what happened.



* TypeCasting: InUniverse (and in RealLife too) this is George Reeves' recurring problem for the rest of his life after playing Superman.

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* TypeCasting: InUniverse (and in RealLife too) this is George Reeves' recurring problem for the rest of his life after playing Superman.Superman.
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13th Apr '14 1:10:53 PM ritzoreo
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Hollywoodland was done with a relatively low budget and made a small profit in America, but it was well recieved by critics. The George Reeves part went to Creator/BenAffleck and critically it was perhaps the brightest spot in Affleck's career between GoodwillHunting (1997) and Film/{{Argo}} (2012), as he got surprisingly good reviews and accolades for his portrayal.
Also starring DianeLane and BobHoskins.

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Hollywoodland was done with a relatively low budget and made a small profit in America, but it was well recieved by critics. The George Reeves part went to Creator/BenAffleck and critically it was perhaps the brightest spot in Affleck's career between GoodwillHunting (1997) and Film/{{Argo}} (2012), as he got surprisingly good reviews and accolades for his portrayal.
portrayal. Also starring DianeLane and BobHoskins.



* TypeCasting: George Reeves' recurring problem for the rest of his life after playing Superman.

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* TypeCasting: InUniverse (and in RealLife too) this is George Reeves' recurring problem for the rest of his life after playing Superman.
1st Mar '14 6:48:37 PM Aiguille
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Hollywoodland was done with a relatively low budget and made a small profit in America, but it was well recieved by critics. The George Reeves part went to Creator/BenAffleck and critically it was perhaps the brightest spot in Affleck's career between GoodwillHunting (1997) and {{Argo}} (2012), as he got surprisingly good reviews and accolades for his portrayal.

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Hollywoodland was done with a relatively low budget and made a small profit in America, but it was well recieved by critics. The George Reeves part went to Creator/BenAffleck and critically it was perhaps the brightest spot in Affleck's career between GoodwillHunting (1997) and {{Argo}} Film/{{Argo}} (2012), as he got surprisingly good reviews and accolades for his portrayal.
16th Feb '14 3:21:53 AM m8e
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Hollywoodland was done with a relatively low budget and made a small profit in America, but it was well recieved by critics. The George Reeves part went to BenAffleck and critically it was perhaps the brightest spot in Affleck's career between GoodwillHunting (1997) and {{Argo}} (2012), as he got surprisingly good reviews and accolades for his portrayal.

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Hollywoodland was done with a relatively low budget and made a small profit in America, but it was well recieved by critics. The George Reeves part went to BenAffleck Creator/BenAffleck and critically it was perhaps the brightest spot in Affleck's career between GoodwillHunting (1997) and {{Argo}} (2012), as he got surprisingly good reviews and accolades for his portrayal.
18th Jan '14 3:44:55 AM Silverblade2
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* CareerResurrection: This kickstarted Affleck's and he hasn't slowed down since.



* FakeAmerican: English Bob Hoskins as Eddie Mannix.
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