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Narrated by producer Robert Evans, in his distinctive voice and storytelling manner, The Kid Stays In The Picture is directed by Academy Award nominated filmmakers Brett Morgen and Nanette Burstein (On The Ropes) and producer Graydon Carter, who has been editor of Vanity Fair since 1992 and has won every award a magazine editor can win. The feature utilises a combination of visual effects, archival footage, clips from classic films and 35mm photography by cinematographer John Bailey to crate a rich visual and aural portrait of the man who throughout the 1970s was considered Hollywoods "Golden Boy".
Robert Evans, who was Production Chief at Paramount Studios between 1966 1974 was responsible for bringing some of the greatest films of the era to the screen The Odd Couple (1968), Romeo and Juliet (1968), Rosemarys Baby (1968), Goodbye Columbus (1969), True Grit (1969), Love Story (1970), The Conformist (1971), Harold and Maude (1972), Serpico (1973), Dont Look Now (1973), Death Wish (1974), The Parallax View (1974) and most famously of all during this period the Academy Award winning The Godfather (1972). During his tenure Paramount Pictures went from No. 9 at the box office to No. 1 the leader of all major film studios. When Evans left Paramount he realised his dream by forming Robert Evans Productions, a company he had set up whilst at Paramount. His first picture as producer was the classicChinatown (1974). He then left Paramounts executive suite to segue directly into producing Paramount releases beginning with Marathon Man (1976), the 1980 duo of Urban Cowboy and Popeye. It was at this time though that Evans involvement with cocaine began to threaten his career and his life. By the early 80s, the "Golden Boy" of Hollywood was losing his lustre. After a failed marriage to Ali MacGraw, a cocaine bust, and, finally a rumoured involvement in the "Cotton Club" murder, Evans disappeared into near obscurity. Only through tremendous will and uncanny luck did he once again rise as "the kid who stays in the picture." In 1991, Robert Evans rallied he secured the rights to The Saint which reactivated his production deal with Paramount. The movie Sliver followed in 1993 along with a succession of films the biggest and most successful of which was The Saint which was released in 1997.
Aside from his legendary movie career, The Kid Stays In The Picture charts the many relationships Evans has had over the years with friends such as Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Roman Polanski, Henry Kissinger, and Dustin Hoffman and lovers Robert Evans has enjoyed meaningful love affairs with some of the most beautiful women of the past half-century Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Lana Turner, Ali Macgraw, Cheryl Tiegs, Raquel Welch, and Margaux Hemingway. The Kid Stays In The Picture is a compelling documentary which as Robert Evans himself says shows that "There are three sides to every story: my side, your side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each one differently."
"A rollicking and beautifully crafted account of life in Hollywoods fastest lane as lived by one of the biggest lovers and losers of them all" -- Financial Times
"The candour with which Evans recounts his tale is astonishing" -- The Times
"a satisfying slice of insider intrigue" -- Uncut
"truly jaw-dropping and ..rather touching" -- Arena
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After a brief introduction into his acting career it gets straight into the action with his appointment as head of paramount and then rapidly covers
1. The making of rosemary's baby - and the problems with Mia Farrow/Sinatra
2. Love Story and his marriage to Ali McGraw
3. The making of the Godfather - specifically dealing with his battles with Coppola and the studio.
4. His departure from paramount & Chinatown
5. The Cotton Club
6. His near ruin and ultimate recovery
But it's the very fast pace and the almost MTV feel to the action that sets this documentary apart in my view.
The narration is brilliantly interspersed with excellent graphics/music/interview snippets/photo stills making this an informative and always interesting documentary.
The film is based on Robert Evan's book of the same name and the documentary is narrated by him also. The film combines archive footage of Evan's and films associated with him and also introduced the film technique known now as 'The Kid Stays in the Picture' effect.
As a history of Hollywood through the revolutionary change in Cinema during the sixties and seventies the film is fascinating and a great companion to this film is 'Easy Riders, Raging Bull's which is alittle longer than this film and expands this subject further.
All said and done though The Kid Stay's in the Picture is an entertaining film and a must see for anyone interested in the History of Cinema.
The story covers his life from his discovery at a Beverly Hills swimming pool to his meteoric rise to the top of Paramount studios becoming one of the most powerful players in the industry; to becoming a literal pariah of Hollywood society and in his later years Hollywood's re-acceptance of a man now considered to be an important part of its history.
Overall, if you're a film fan this is an interesting and highly entertaining documentary of a man who has lived a colourful life and suffered his share of both exceptionally good and truly awful luck.
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This is a great documentary Robert evens speaking about his life in film all the highs and lows really enjoyablePublished 3 months ago by Scott Sheridan
A joy - a really great insight into a Hollywood of bygone years.
Essential reading for all lovers of the movie business.