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Who Is Henry Jaglom?
Who Is Henry Jaglom
Actors: Candice Bergen, Orson Welles, Dennis Hopper, Peter Bogdanovich, Martha Plimpton
Genres: Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 24min

Hailed by some as a cinematic genius, a feminist voice and a true maverick of American cinema, dismissed by others as a voyeuristic, egomaniacal fraud and the wold's worst director, Henry Jaglom obsessively confuses and ab...  more »


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Actors: Candice Bergen, Orson Welles, Dennis Hopper, Peter Bogdanovich, Martha Plimpton
Creators: Jeremy Workman, Henry Alex Rubin, Alex Rubin
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Biography
Studio: First Run Features
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 03/25/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1997
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 24min
Screens: Black and White,Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

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Movie Reviews

No hagiography
meg | santa monica, california | 04/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It's been a few years since I've seen this -- I even saw a little of it being shot. I enjoyed it quite a lot, but I am familiar with Jaglom's body of work without being a fan. (I'm a bit more objective than the people who love to despise him.)

I particularly enjoyed the scenes from the location shoot for Last Summer in the Hamptons, with some especially revered actors (Viveca Lindfors, Ron Rifkin, Andre Gregory, Roscoe Lee Brown) working with a director famed for the performances in his films. The most quoted line from the film is Candice Bergen's epigram, "If I'd had Henry as a husband or a father, I could have taken Poland."

All by way of saying that this intelligent and witty documentary about one of THE MOST independent filmmakers working in the U.S. may have a somewhat limited audience. It helps to be at least interested in Jaglom (or perhaps Orson Welles' relationship with Jaglom), but his fans may take a dim view of the rather acerbic tone adopted by the filmmakers. I have heard (but do not agree with) the phrase "hatchet job" from a couple of them."