You have to feel sorry for directors Brett Morgen and Nanette Burstein. From moment one, their visually stunning craftwork – uniquely animating old photos to illustrate an adaptation of producer Robert Evans’ salacious autobiography, The Kid Stays in the Picture – is trumped by their subject’s romance-novel-worthy narration. (On ex-wife Ali MacGraw: ”I felt like Casanova. The most extraordinary lady in the world on my arm. And in her belly, a little Evans-to-be.” On cocaine: ”It was my first experience into the world of white. The seducer had been seduced.”) Such corn speaks volumes about the exec behind ”Rosemary’s Baby” and ”The Godfather” – and even more about the town where he could become a star. EXTRAS A slate of amusing rare clips includes the short film Evans once showed Paramount brass to save his job and an eight-minute, ’70s-era gag reel which features Dustin Hoffman doing a sidesplitting Evans impression.
Genre: Documentary; Director: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen; Author: Robert Evans, Brett Morgen; Release Date Limited: 07/26/2002; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 93; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: USA Films
Posted August 15 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
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