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Hollywood Seagull (2013)

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Hollywood Seagull is a modern version of Chekhov's classic romance of love, betrayal and hope. The film stars Lara Romanoff as Nina, a Russian actress in LA caught in a nest of Hollywood vipers. Oleg Vidov plays her grandfather. The original score by Evgeny Shchukin with songs by Vladimir Vysotsky and American jazz man Doug White is getting early buzz for Academy Award consideration. Shot on 35 mm on the bluffs of Malibu, the cinematography by Don E. FauntLeRoy is lush and breathtaking. The legendary editor Scott Conrad contributes his best work since he won the Oscar for Rocky. Now more than ever, the world needs wisdom, humor and grace - the world needs Chekhov. (c) Official Site

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"Hollywood Seagull" updates Chekhov's play by turning it into a tepid soap opera set in a gated clifftop Malibu compound inhabited by a bitter ex-movie star, her family and associates.

January 2, 2014 | Full Review…
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When a director merely goes through the motions, even Chekhov can be reduced to daytime soap.

December 27, 2013 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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A refreshing, well-edited update of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull anchored by the bravura performances of Barbara Williams and Biff McGuire. Lara Romanoff sizzles.

December 29, 2013 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…
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