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Showman
© Maysles Films
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David Maysles, Albert Maysles

IMAGE

Albert Maysles

MONTAGE

Tom Bywaters, Betsy Powell, Daniel Williams

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Maysles Films

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Maysles Films

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Showman suit Joe Levein, un des plus grands producteurs de cinéma américain, lors de la sortie du film Two Women. On le voit marchander tout au long de ses journées, partager avec Sophia Loren le luxe et les paillettes de Cannes et débattre sur le 7e art avec le producteur David Susskind.

A mogul in-the-making. Showman follows movie merchant, Joe Levine during the ballyhoo of Two Women and Sofia Loren's Oscar-winning performance. Levine wheels and deals his way through daily life - surrounded by movie stars, fellow tycoons and yes-men. Levine grew up in the slums of Boston where he became a small-time distributor of films. Only a few years ago he could be seen toting a can of film under his arm. New England was his territory. Today (at the time of Showman), he's a big executive. His territory: the world.
Showman was filmed during a period when Levine was enjoying huge success handling the picture Two Women featuring Sophia Loren. The camera is with Levine as he negotiates for the release of his films and at a reunion of boyhood friends from the West End of Boston. It follows him on the way to Cannes to present the Oscar to Sophia Loren, and through his debate with David Susskind about the art of the movie.

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