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Popatopolis (2009)

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In 20 years He's directed more films than Martin Scorsese, He's produced more profitable movies than Jerry Bruckheimer, And he's infuriated more actors than Alfred Hitchcock. The ultimate B Movie Documentary, focusing on B Movie Giant Jim Wynorski (and B Movie Celebration Mentor) and his attempt to make a feature film in 3 days.He's directed seventy feature films, but he's never made one... in THREE DAYS .Jim cuts the shooting schedule, has the actors cook their own food. A documentary featuring B-Movie legends Roger Corman, Andy Sidaris, Julie Strain, Julie K. Smith and Stormy Daniels, Popatopolis follows Jim Wynorski as he begins to film one of his many opuses "Witches of Breastwick" Jim's frenetic pace demands 100 setups per day (the Hollywood standard is 20), and he reduces his electric package to just two lights so he can concentrate on the task at hand.A great overview of a true master at work and in many ways a laser sharp dialectic on the state of B filmmaking today.

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A modestly enjoyable doc about B-movie director Jim Wynorski, who has made 75 low-budget movies that few people beyond cultists have seen (the most popular ones include "Chopping Mall," "The Return of the Swamp Thing" and "Not of This Earth"). Here, he is attempting to shoot an exploitation film called "The Witches of Breastwick" (self-explanatory) within just three days. Wynorski is an interesting, cranky character, but one learns little about filmmaking and mostly has to be content with ogling the curves of Wynorski's buxom actresses.

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