#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A documentary about Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus – two movie-obsessed cousins whose passion for cinema changed the way movies were made and marketed – and the tale of how this passion ultimately led to the demise of the company they built together.
Plot: A documentary about the rise and fall of the Cannon Film Group, the legendary independent film company helmed by Israeli cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus.
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An uproarious, celebratory, melancholy romp…
Mark Hartley, the man behind the wildly entertaining documentaries about B-grade films and filmmakers, Not Quite Hollywood (2008) and Machete Maidens Unleashed (2010), premiered his latest and, sadly, last documentary – Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films – in the opening weekend of the 2014 Melbourne International Festival (MIFF).
As with Hartley’s previous documentaries, the story at the heart of Electric Boogaloo (its name taken from the film, “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo”, the strange sequel to the hit 1984 rap dancing film, “Breakin'”) cleverly unfolds through the skillful editing together of myriad eyewitness talking heads and interspersing these with clips from relevant films along with some wonderfully tongue-in-cheek animations. Essentially, Hartley’s latest film explores the story behind Cannon films from its inception to its ultimate demise, following the weird and wild careers of crazy Israeli cinephiles-cum-directors-cum-producers-cum-Hollywood B-grade movie moguls, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus. Theirs is an extraordinary rags-to-riches- rags story and one well worth seeing for yourself. Hartley has a rare gift for storytelling in his documentaries, bringing together a complex panoply of opinions, rants, scathing criticism and fond remembrances, and weaving these all together into a taut, laugh-out-loud, highly entertaining film, and Electric Boogaloo is no exception, as demonstrated by the very enthusiastic reception the film received from the audience at MIFF.
For film lovers and those who grew up with the Golan/Globus catalog in the 1980s with films like Missing in Action, Lifeforce, Treasure of the Four Crowns, American Ninja, Break Dance, Death Wish 2 and its sequels, Masters of the Universe, The Last American Virgin, Cyborg, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace … the list goes on, and on, and on … this film is pure joy and something of a nostalgia trip. In this regard the film does have a sad side as it follows how the dreams of Golan and Globus would eventually fizzle up in bankruptcy and acrimony, leaving behind a library of impossibly bizarre creations that are truly weird and wonderful. Electric Boogaloo will no doubt prompt you to want to revisit many of these titles or discover others for the first time. I suspect that, being a true lover of B movies, this is ultimately one of Hartley’s aims.
Superficial look at a strange side of Hollywood
As ‘Electric Boogaloo’ tells it, Cannon Films was established by two Israeli wheeler-dealers, who came to the United States, established a film production company, and managed to make a huge quantity of low budget, low class movies before eventually their wild ambition caught up with them and they ran out of money. What makes the story more interesting is that this ambition was not just to establish a film-making giant, but also to make movies of at least some distinction: but a combination of unavoidable financial constraints and an inherent belief they could do it on the cheap inevitably sank their grander ambitions. This could make for a riveting film, but in fact, all we get are a succession of clips coupled with talking heads asserting ad nauseam just quite how crazy the company was. How do you actually make a low budget movie? How did the company stay in business for as long as it did, when (according to what we’re told), its every film was a disaster? What is the evidence that the founders did, as we’re repeatedly told, genuinely love cinema in spite of their abysmal product? We never really learn these facts. Instead, ‘Electric Boogaloo’ promotes a legend of Cannnon in a way that the studio’s own bosses (whose talent for self-promotion is repeatedly attested to) might have envied. In fact, there’s an irony here: asked to participate, the two of them made their own movie (and true to their past record, made it first). Without their involvement, there’s a hole at the heart of the film they chose to spurn. Although based on the evidence presented here, I’m not sure I’d expect too much of their own effort, either.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Documentary, Biography, History
Director Mark Hartley
Writer Mark Hartley
Actors Sam Firstenberg, David Paulsen, Luigi Cozzi
Country United Kingdom, Israel, Australia, United States
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Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
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