Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hollywood: Short Film Review by 3rd Dog Script

 “Entertainment Capital of the World.” “Due to its fame and cultural identity as the historical center of movie studios and movie stars, the word "Hollywood" is often used as a metonym of American cinema.”

“Hollywood. A place of dreams.  The location is a refuge for dreamers from all over the world. Enter a small-town girl from Kansas, who comes to LA to hit it big....and a jaded Detective, who's looking for a way out....and her disappearance into the San Fernando Valley that joins them. He takes the case and starts to look for her. Perhaps he would find her, maybe he would find himself.” Writer, Director, Producer, and Cinematographer, Christopher L. Golon

This cautionary tale about a Detective in LA who ventures into the Hollywood underworld to find a woman's missing daughter is intriguing as it depicts a cold hard reality behind the illusory promise of Hollywood. Not everyone becomes a movie star! Overall the performances and cinematography were excellent and made up for an awkward ending. The story is easy to follow and gives an eerie reality to the dark side of American cinema. Hollywood demonstrates the seedy life inside the adult film world and how it affects people touched by it. Two thumbs up for this short!

Christopher Golon accomplished the goal of every short film by testing his ideas, sharpening his skills, and demonstrating his talents as a writer, director, and producer. You may also check out his feature film Knock ‘Em Dead, Kid at the link below.

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