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Release Date: August 25th, 2006

PG-13|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
Screenwriter A.I. Bezzerides, who penned such film-noir classics as "On Dangerous Ground," "Track of the Cat" and "Kiss Me Deadly," recalls his colorful career. Bezzerides discusses his friendships with legends like Robert Mitchum and Humphrey Bogart, and gives insight into Hollywood's standards and practices of the 1940s and '50s, including the so-called "gray list."

Director: Spiro Taraviras

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: 2000s, Escape, Friendship, Engaging, Friend, Rise, Fascinating, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Fascinating as Buzz often is, the film obviously was made with limited resources, transferred to film from DV, with grainy clips from the trailers for Bezzerides-scripted movies rather than snippets of the movies themselves. show more

  • The film's power is undeniable, as a bittersweet valentine to Buzz and the many others who came to Hollywood and found a factory that produced dreams, yes, but nightmares too. show more

  • While the film is made in English by a mostly Greek crew, Buzz"seems geared to foreign audiences. The film's "historians" spend too much time explaining things about Hollywood that are common knowledge to many Americans. show more

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