Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Get Bruce!

Release Date: 1999
Production Company: AJK Productions
Distribution Company: Miramax Films
Director: Andrew J. Kuehn
Run time: 84 minutes
Available on Netflix streaming

Get Bruce! is an entertaining look at the inside the creative process of a writer and actors.  Bruce Vilanch is an American comedy writer whose credits include writing for the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, and Tonys.

The film includes interviews with legends such as: Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, and Robin Williams.  It is impressive to see how Vilanch can work with these hugely varying characters and create things that work for them.  He works with both comedians, who are used to speaking to a crowd, and actors, who are not used to public speaking as themselves.  Actresses such as Lauren Bacall or Raquel Welch used Vilanch to assist them when presenting for awards shows or fundraisers.

Overall, I would recommend this film as a clever and enjoyable look at a man behind Hollywood's known faces.

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