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In 20 years He's directed more films than Martin Scorsese, He's produced more profitable movies than Jerry Bruckheimer, And he's infuriated more actors than Alfred Hitchcock. The ultimate B... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jim Wynorski ... Himself
Julie K. Smith Julie K. Smith ... Herself
Julie Strain ... Herself
Monique Parent ... Herself
Glori-Anne Gilbert ... Herself
Antonia Dorian Antonia Dorian ... Herself
Roger Corman ... Himself
Andy Sidaris ... Himself
Joe Souza ... Himself
Lloyd Kaufman ... Himself
Paul Coufos ... Himself
Andrea V. Rossotto Andrea V. Rossotto ... Himself
Langston Ball Langston Ball ... Himself
Steve Goldenberg ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stormy Daniels ... Herself
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In 20 years He's directed more films than Martin Scorsese, He's produced more profitable movies than Jerry Bruckheimer, And he's infuriated more actors than Alfred Hitchcock. The ultimate B Movie Documentary, focusing on B Movie Giant Jim Wynorski (and B Movie Celebration Mentor) and his attempt to make a feature film in 3 days.He's directed seventy feature films, but he's never made one... in THREE DAYS .Jim cuts the shooting schedule, has the actors cook their own food. A documentary featuring B-Movie legends Roger Corman, Andy Sidaris, Julie Strain, Julie K. Smith and Stormy Daniels, Popatopolis follows Jim Wynorski as he begins to film one of his many opuses "Witches of Breastwick" Jim's frenetic pace demands 100 setups per day (the Hollywood standard is 20), and he reduces his electric package to just two lights so he can concentrate on the task at hand.A great overview of a true master at work and in many ways a laser sharp dialectic on the state of B filmmaking today. Written by Bill Dever

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He's directed seventy feature films, but he's never made one... in THREE DAYS.

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English

Release Date:

10 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Color (NTSC Color)

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Truly one of the most interesting documentaries I've ever seen.
30 October 2016 | by chrlssmthSee all my reviews

You wouldn't expect a documentary to have a twist in it, but for my viewing experience, I can truly attest to the film going to a place that I did not expect. Up until about 20 minutes left in the film, I thought I was watching a mockumentary. I truly never for a second believed I was watching a documentary about a real man named Jim Wynorsky. I didn't think Jim couldn't not be a written character, and all his antics, whether just reflections of his personality or his let's say questionable decision making when it comes to filmmaking could represent reality in any true sense. Boy was I wrong. The documentary took on an entirely different reality to me when I looked the film up and discovered that everyone featured was not playing a part, but was a real person going through real experiences on a 3 day movie shoot. With that information in mind, this documentary takes on a whole new meaning and can't be rated high enough as an examination of the state of the "B" movie and the impact one Jim Wynorsky has had on it.


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