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Buzz

Buzz (2006)

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Average Rating: 6.6/10
Critic Reviews: 5
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Buzz is a memorable, absorbing and illuminating profile of the legendary Hollywood scriptwriter (and acclaimed novelist) A. I. "Buzz" Bezzerides from Director N. Taraviras. His most notable credits are Robert Aldrich's timeless Kiss Me Deadly (1955), Jules Dassin's Thieves' Highway (1942) and Raoul Walsh's They Drive By Night (1940). Bezzerides quickly became known as "the King of Noir" -- in fact, no less an authority than Francois Truffaut reckoned the Bezzerides-scripted Juke Girl (1942) to

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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (1)

The documentary tale of a Hollywood screenwriter -- not just any writer but A.I. (for Albert Isaac) 'Buzz' Bezzerides, a movie writer, as it turns out, for the ages.

October 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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[The] film traverses Buzz's career with reasonable depth, helped by good-quality trailers from several pics.

August 25, 2006 Full Review Source: Variety
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... a good 30 minutes could come out of this 124 minute film to its benefit ...

August 25, 2006
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... an insightful look at a remarkable behind-the-scenes life and slice of American and Hollywood history.

August 25, 2006 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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... [A] warm and wide-ranging documentary ...

August 25, 2006 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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Buzz laid much of the foundation for the genre that became known as film noir on which the Tarantino's and Soderbergh's now firmly stand.

September 2, 2006 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
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Even though it's too long and needs editing, for anyone interested in Hollywood folklore, this is a must-see.

August 27, 2006 Full Review Source: tonymedley.com

... we sure get what makes Buzz distinctive ...

August 25, 2006 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News
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