History Film / TheBadAndTheBeautiful

15th Jan '18 5:10:20 PM jormis29
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** Georgia Lorrison is based on Diana Barrymore, the alcoholic daughter of alcoholic Shakespearean actor and matinee idol John Barrymore.

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** Georgia Lorrison is based on Diana Barrymore, the alcoholic daughter of alcoholic Shakespearean actor and matinee idol John Barrymore.Creator/JohnBarrymore.
16th Nov '17 7:57:46 AM Kitchen90
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Except his need for perfectionism also caused him to betray each of these three associates, so they want nothing to do with him. The studio's former head, Harry Pebbel (Walter Pidgeon), pleads for them to help, and the film plays out with each of the three recalling their time with Shields.

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Except his need for perfectionism also caused him to betray each of these three associates, so they want nothing to do with him. The studio's former head, Harry Pebbel (Walter Pidgeon), (Creator/WalterPidgeon), pleads for them to help, and the film plays out with each of the three recalling their time with Shields.
4th Nov '17 12:31:30 PM JulianLapostat
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** Director Barry Sullivan's arc doesn't resemble anyone in particular but has similarities to directors Jacques Tourneur (a BMovie director whose A Movies were not successful and who worked with Val Lewton) and Creator/RobertWise. The writer James Lee Bartlow is thought to be modeled on Paul Green, a UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize-winning playwright turned Hollywood screenwriter.

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** Director Barry Sullivan's arc doesn't resemble anyone in particular but has similarities to directors Jacques Tourneur Creator/JacquesTourneur (a BMovie director whose A Movies were not successful and who worked with Val Lewton) and Creator/RobertWise. The writer James Lee Bartlow is thought to be modeled on Paul Green, a UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize-winning playwright turned Hollywood screenwriter.
3rd Mar '17 10:01:12 AM JulianLapostat
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* VideoCredits: The end credits show short clips of all major characters along with the actors' names.

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* VideoCredits: The end credits show short clips of all major characters along with the actors' names. Just like ''Citizen Kane''.
16th Feb '17 8:45:45 PM JulianLapostat
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** The English film-maker Henry Whitfield is one for Creator/AlfredHitchcock (complete with a stand-in for his wife Alma Reville), he's played by Leo J. Carroll, an actor who appeared in many Hitchcock movies. The ersatz-emigre director Von Ellstein has a name similar to Creator/ErichVonStroheim and Creator/JosefVonSternberg, but his amiable and professional personality is closer to the likes of Robert Siodmak and Max Ophuls.

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** The English film-maker Henry Whitfield is one for Creator/AlfredHitchcock (complete with a stand-in for his wife Alma Reville), he's played by Leo J. Carroll, an actor who appeared in many Hitchcock movies. The ersatz-emigre director Von Ellstein has a name similar to Creator/ErichVonStroheim and Creator/JosefVonSternberg, but his amiable and professional personality is closer to the likes of Robert Siodmak and Max Ophuls.Creator/MaxOphuls.
3rd Dec '16 4:41:03 PM WJTaylor4
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* EvilMentor: Jonathan Shields could be seen as this, and possibly having shades of a TricksterMentor as well. As horrible as his betrayals were Shields ultimately taught Fred, Georgia and Bartlow important lessons about the value of hard work and being careful who to trust in such a cutthroat industry, lessons that ultimately changed their lives and careers for the better.



* JerkAssHasAPoint: He's not a nice man by any means but Jonathan Shields does make some genuinely valid criticisms throughout the film.

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* JerkAssHasAPoint: He's not a nice man by any means but Jonathan Shields does make some genuinely valid criticisms throughout the film.film, such as how Bartlow's wife hindered his progress.



* VillainMentor: Jonathan Shields could be seen as one of these, and possibly having shades of a TricksterMentor as well. As horrible as his betrayals were Shields ultimately taught Fred, Georgia and Bartlow important lessons about the value of hard work and being careful who to trust in such a cutthroat industry, lessons that ultimately changed their lives and careers for the better.
3rd Dec '16 4:38:31 PM WJTaylor4
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* JerkAssHasAPoint: He's not a nice man by any means but Jonathan Shields does make some genuinely valid criticisms throughout the film.



* ManipulativeBastard: Shields is this to everyone. At the end of the film, it's even justified by Pebbel who points out these manipulations ultimately contributed to a few good films, and some bad ones and didn't adversely affect their careers as much as his ex-collaborators would like to believe.

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* ManipulativeBastard: Shields is this to everyone. At the end of the film, it's even justified by Pebbel who points out these manipulations ultimately contributed to a few good films, and some bad ones and didn't adversely affect their careers as much as his ex-collaborators would like to believe. If anything, Shields' actions probably made Fred, Georgia and Bartlow's lives better.


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* VillainMentor: Jonathan Shields could be seen as one of these, and possibly having shades of a TricksterMentor as well. As horrible as his betrayals were Shields ultimately taught Fred, Georgia and Bartlow important lessons about the value of hard work and being careful who to trust in such a cutthroat industry, lessons that ultimately changed their lives and careers for the better.
11th Nov '16 4:03:21 AM JamesAustin
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Jonathan Shields (Creator/KirkDouglas) used to be a great studio mogul in Hollywood, but his perfectionism has practically bankrupted his studio. He calls three former associates, UsefulNotes/AcademyAward winning director Fred Amiel (Barry Sullivan), blockbuster actress Georgia Lorrison (Lana Turner), and novelist-turned-screenwriter James Lee Bartlow (Dick Powell), to help him with a film that could save his studio.

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Jonathan Shields (Creator/KirkDouglas) used to be a great studio mogul in Hollywood, but his perfectionism has practically bankrupted his studio. He calls three former associates, UsefulNotes/AcademyAward winning director Fred Amiel (Barry Sullivan), blockbuster actress Georgia Lorrison (Lana Turner), (Creator/LanaTurner), and novelist-turned-screenwriter James Lee Bartlow (Dick Powell), to help him with a film that could save his studio.
26th Sep '16 2:34:21 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The German title of this movie translates to "[[HorribleHollywood City of Illusions]]".
4th Sep '16 2:41:00 AM eroock
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: After the disastrous screening of Shields's movie, he rants about how he's going to shelve the picture because he failed. After he and Bartlow are [[DrowningMySorrows drowning their sorrows]] in his office, Shields sarcastically notes, "I just played my big scene in there, 'the great man fails.'" Which of course is exactly what Kirk Douglas just did.


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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: After the disastrous screening of Shields's movie, he rants about how he's going to shelve the picture because he failed. After he and Bartlow are [[DrowningMySorrows drowning their sorrows]] in his office, Shields sarcastically notes, "I just played my big scene in there, 'the great man fails.'" Which of course is exactly what Kirk Douglas just did.
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