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Dominick Dunne: After the Party
Dominick Dunne After the Party
Actors: Dominick Dunne, Griffin Dunne, Robert Evans, Graydon Carter, Joan Didion
Director: Kirsty de Garis;Timothy Jolley
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
NR     2009     1hr 25min

Studio: Independent Film Dev/dba Release Date: 09/29/2009 Run time: 80 minutes

     
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Actors: Dominick Dunne, Griffin Dunne, Robert Evans, Graydon Carter, Joan Didion
Director: Kirsty de Garis;Timothy Jolley
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Art & Artists, Educational, Biography
Studio: Indiepix Films
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 06/16/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
 

Movie Reviews

Talent, Stardom, and Celebrity
Robert Alexander | New York, NY | 06/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a wonderful film for the inside view of a golden age of media and fame. Dunne said at the Borders Book Store event in NYC that he was not particularly disoriented by being around so very many very famous people, but he acknowledges, and this DVD shows, the talent and appeal of his friends. Today, celebrity seems manufactured. Then, stardom seemed real. The Platinum Pick in USA today read (in part): "A full life gets the documentary it deserves." I'll go with that!"
Covered every high profile rich and famous case for decades
carol irvin | United States | 09/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was released shortly before Dominick Dunne died of cancer in the summer of 2009. Dunne goes over his private life and professional life in great detail. His greatest strength and weakness was that he was utterly beguiled by the rich and famous. He made his entire career out of them. He began as a film producer but bottomed out in that profession. In his his 50s, he reinvented himself as a novelist. I've read some of his books. They are fun but I don't think his novels will be long remembered. Where he really came into his own was with his own daughter's murder, which transformed him into a true crime writer. This was Dunne's true calling and I became a huge fan from that point until his death. He was unapologetic about being on the side of the victim's family, influenced by his daughter's murder. He is best known for his coverage of the O.J. murder trial but he covered every high profile rich and famous case for decades. The last case he covered was Phil Spector's. Dunne's accounts were run in VANITY FAIR monthly. The only time he was off the mark was with Gary Gondit. Dunne admits he was totally "had" by a source who told him some far out stories about Condit and Chandra levy's murder. Dunne repeated this info on air, a defamation lawsuit followed and Dunne ended up paying damages in settlement of the case to Condit.

Watch this documentary to experience him as a character and then read his true crime book compilations. He does a brilliant job of reporting these high profile murders. You can't put them down.

Dunne was also related to some high profile others in the arts. His late daughter Dominique was a rising actress. His son Griffin is an established actor and producer. His brother was the novelist John Gregory Dunne. His sister-in-law is Joan Didion."
After the Party
prof | Missouri | 02/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like Dominick Dunne, you will enjoy this DVD about his interesting life. He is quite frank about his failings, both professional and personal, and he speaks candidly about life as he sees it. He was quite a writer and quite a personality."