Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters


1h 15m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Documentary film takes a behind the scenes look at big Hollywood blockbusters, their development, production and their recipe for success. Zeitgeist films, such as "American Graffiti," the epic genre-films, such as "Birth of a Nation," and films made from a best-selling book, such as "The Godfather

Film Details

Also Known As
Boffo!, Crix Nix Hix Pix
Release Date
2006

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m

Synopsis

Documentary film takes a behind the scenes look at big Hollywood blockbusters, their development, production and their recipe for success. Zeitgeist films, such as "American Graffiti," the epic genre-films, such as "Birth of a Nation," and films made from a best-selling book, such as "The Godfather," will be examined. Celebrities, filmmakers and executives weigh in on the creative rewards of making films as well as overcoming failures in the business.

Crew

Matthew Alcorn

Video

Dave Baker

Props

Peter Bart

Writer

Peter Bart

Source Material

Peter Bart

Executive Producer

Richard Beanan

Production Assistant

Howell Begle

Film Clip Clearance

Leon Benzakein

Camera

Todd Boekelheide

Original Music

Tom Bonauro

Titles

Mark Brewer

Editor

John Brookbank

Production Assistant

Tshaka Brookes

Key Grip

Adam Brown

Production Assistant

Chris Burton

Driver

Jude Calder

Makeup

Joe Celeste

Key Grip

Roger Chingirian

Best Boy

Steven Condiotti

Gaffer

Marcus L Conner

Best Boy

David Conte

Original Music

Thomas Conway

Key Grip

Bill Couturié

Writer

Bill Couturié

Producer

Robert Dean Dowling

Best Boy

Steve Ellington

Graphics

Alexis Ercoli

Associate Producer

Alexis Ercoli

Production Coordinator

Melvone Farrell

Makeup

Patrick Fitzgerald

Sound Mixer

Kelly Flood

Key Grip

Jon Fontana

Location Coordinator

Diane Ford

Makeup

Stephanie Fowler

Makeup

Shana Fruman

Hair

Kevin Goddard

Production Assistant

Tessie Goddard

Accountant

Jonathan Grandi

Production Assistant

Tim Gray

Coproducer

Deborah Green

Makeup

Barbara Gregson

Researcher

Derek Hackett

Production Assistant

Judy Haft

Makeup

Ned Hallick

Best Boy

Phelps Harmon

Production Assistant

Hans Herneke

Production Assistant

Cathy Highland

Makeup

John G. Hoffman

Supervising Producer

J E Jack

Sound

Leslie Ann Jones

Music

Kyle Klutz

Best Boy

Charles Koones

Executive Producer

George Krivobok

Props

Rick Larsen

Best Boy

Stephen Lighthill

Cinematographer

Stephen Lighthill

Director Of Photography

Larry London

Music Contractor

Stephan Lundgren

Best Boy

Alex Luu

Music Composer

Richard Marin

Hair

Chris Martin

Colorist

Winston A Martin

Best Boy

Adam Mcdaid

Production Assistant

Jim Meek

Video

Bashirah Muttalib

Assistant

Sheila Nevins

Executive Producer

Jack Norflus

Sound

Anne Onglengoo

Accountant

Adam Orellana

Best Boy

Prometheus Patient

Sound

Christian Pichler

Production Assistant

Bobby Reid

Key Grip

Michael C Reilly

Sound

Sam Rider

Production Assistant

Scott Roberts

Production Assistant

John M. Roche

Gaffer

Jim Rosenthal

Best Boy

Jimmy Ross

Hair

Freddie Saba

Gaffer

Donna Salmon

Film Clip Clearance

Jeff Samuelson

Gaffer

Anne Sandkuhler

Producer

Jake Sauerbrey

Best Boy

Jeff Siedlik

Graphics

Morgan Smith

Camera

John Steinhilber

Best Boy

James Temme

Best Boy

Peg Thielen

Makeup

Danny Thompson

Music

Richard Turtletaub

Graphic Designer

Sandra Valde

Production Assistant

Jonathan Wank

On-Line Editor

Bill Weber

Titles

L Ann Wieseltier

Production Accountant

Lucienne Zammit

Makeup

Dan Zimbaldi

Sound

Dan Zimbaldi

Video

Film Details

Also Known As
Boffo!, Crix Nix Hix Pix
Release Date
2006

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States June 29, 2006

Aired in United States May 2006

Aired in United States June 2006

Shown at the Cannes Film Festival (Hors Competition) May 17-28, 2006.

Shown at SILVERDOCS:AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (Opening Night) June 13-18, 2006.

Network picked up to production for the 2005-2006 season.

Miramax Books will publish Peter Bart's book, "Boffo! How I Learned to Love the Blockbuster and Fear the Bomb," in June, 2006.

Aired in the USA on HBO Network June 29, 2006.