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THE BARBERSHOP
MOVIE REVIEW
This week's reviewed movie is:
Hollywoodland

GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

HOLLYWOODLAND

 

On June 16th 1959, TV's Superman, George Reeves, put a pistol to his head and ended his life.

As the story goes, this depressed and suicidal story has survived for the last four decades as a conspiracy theory that suggests that Reeves was murdered.

This movie provides a reasonable story to support both theories. There's so many flashbacks and jump forwards that it left me dazed and confused, but I still found this almost true story satisfying and fascinating.

Adrien Brody and Diane Lane stand out in this tale of Hollywood's tarnished past.

A seedy detective examines the death of TV's Superman only to find out that there is more to the story than meets the eye.

Told in a series of flashbacks that lead up to the death of George Reeves, it investigates both the possibility of suicide and murder, a modern film noir at its twistiest.

George Reeves was the ill-fated man of steel back in the 50s.

The amateur boxer turned actor impressed the small size TV watching audience of The Adventures of Superman. He became one of the young medium's first superstars.

This mystery explores the vagueness of meaning surrounding his apparent suicide in 1959. The story sticks closely to the superhero's life. The movie gives a clear-eyed look at the seedy side of show business and Hollywood.


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