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  The DVD Journal | Quick Reviews: Hollywood Shuffle
Hollywood Shuffle, a small yet well-polished movie poking a finger at the limited, stereotypical roles fl actors have to face time and again, remains after more than a decade the film Townsend is most known and respected for.
Of course, all of this would be forgettable trivia had Hollywood Shuffle not turned out as good as it is — and if Townsend hadn't shown his chops as an actor and director with such solid range on display here.
Distributed, oddly, under MGM's "Avant-Garde Cinema" series, Hollywood Shuffle's new life on DVD deserves at least a commentary track by Townsend, but this release is, sadly, a bare-bones affair.
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 Hollywood Shuffle - SNLPeople.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Hollywood shuffle is pound for pound, the best comedy of all-time.
The main problem with Hollywood Shuffle is not story itself (because it is lacking in elaboration); it is Townsend's direction.
I just thought that with the talent pool that Townsend had to pull from that Hollywood Shuffle would have been funny, bright, and a true stab at this obvious Hollywood dilemma.
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Avalon Hollywood, which opened a little less than a year ago, provided the model with a $6 million redo of the old Palace Theater and plenty of VIP rooms and backstage amenities.
The principals of Godskitchen were disappointed about the slow pace of upgrades at the warehouse-like Circus, which opened in the disco era of the ’70s.
Gene La Pietra, owner of Circus and one-time Hollywood mayoral hopeful, says the venue has been the site of numerous recent upgrades, including a remodel of its spacious patio, the installation of an upstairs VIP room, and a major sound system upgrade three years ago.
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 'Hollywood Shuffle'
Witness Robert Townsend's "Hollywood Shuffle," a film whose budget (or lack thereof) doesn't show nearly as much as its heart.
"Hollywood Shuffle" has a free-form structure that grew out of the film's origins.
That's one of the side effects of "Hollywood Shuffle": It showcases some exciting new talent, including Jimmy Woodard, Anne-Marie Johnson and Lisa Mende.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/hollywoodshufflerharrington_a0aa32.htm   (698 words)

 Podcast Shuffle - The Hollywood Saloon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
So strap on the six shooters and get ready for a showdown as the good, bad and the ugly of filmmaking is given the campfire treatment, where outlaw commentary rules the town.
Hollywood has a rich tradition of films that have become Legacy.
It was Hollywood vs. The Press vs. The Consumer in 2005 as Tinseltown fell from grace with disappointing box office receipts.
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 Hollywood shuffle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Earlier in the year, Victoria Riskin, the well-respected president of the Writers Guild of America, was forced to resign after it emerged that she had not done enough scribe work within a proscribed term to qualify for her position.
Women's willingness to play the Hollywood game might, in fact, be the central issue that is changing in terms of their evolution within the business -- and indeed recently, that willingness has shown some cracks.
Ultimately, the more doors open for women in Hollywood, the more they could be forced to consider whether they want to pass through those doors at all.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/film/feature_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000732601   (2171 words)

 Hollywood Shuffle
The show's producer, Dick Wolf, also a Hollywood liberal, has the district attorney prosecute the case with special attention given to the soldier's paranoia and the idea of racial profiling.
But then Wolf does something truly shocking: In the coda we learn that the 'victim' really was a terrorist, and that when he was killed he was about to start an operation that would have led to an attack.
The question is whether Hollywood will act more like Sorkin -- high-minded and committed to a liberal distrust of American power -- or more like Wolf -- high-minded and committed to a liberal distrust of American power, but open to the evidence on the table.
www.proteinwisdom.com /index.php/weblog/entry/14914   (889 words)

 Hollywood shuffle: with white men calling the shots, Black women have no reel power Essence - FindArticles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Hollywood shuffle: with white men calling the shots, Black women have no reel power
A willowy actress the color of earth is making her way through the golden dream set of a Hollywood premiere.
But the world--and Hollywood, according to more than a dozen Black actresses and directors interviewed about their experiences--has yet to figure out what to make of Black women and how to present full and accurate portrayals on-screen.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1264/is_n11_v27/ai_19136206   (320 words)

 :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews :: Hollywood Shuffle (xhtml)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The story behind "Hollywood Shuffle" is more thrilling than anything on the screen.
There are a lot of good laughs in "Hollywood Shuffle," and the movie certainly functions as a showcase for Townsend - who has a strong screen presence and will doubtless, using this film as a calling card, win some of the movie roles he dreams about.
Under the circumstances, "Hollywood Shuffle" is an artistic compromise but a logistical triumph, announcing the arrival of a new talent whose next movie should really be something.
rogerebert.suntimes.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19870327/REVIEWS/703270304/1023   (571 words)

 JR.com: Hollywood Shuffle (1987) - DVD in Movies: Comedies:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He has a series of comic fantasies about Hollywood's cruel history of image-making, stretching from shuffling happy slaves to clownish buffoons to gun-toting pimps.
As the actor suffers through a series of often-demeaning auditions--and an even more demeaning part, once he's hired--he begins to question if he really wants to be a part of the business.
A dead-on send-up of Hollywood's interminable parade of ethnic stereotypes.
www.jr.com /xs-hollywood-shuffle-dvd-in-movies-comedies--pi!3778890.html   (292 words)

 DVD Booty - Hollywood Shuffle
This film did remind me of Bamboozled as well, but Hollywood Shuffle is nowhere near as caustic toward [stereo]type-casting.
Hollywood Shuffle (1987): find the latest news, photos and trailers, as well as local showtimes/dvd...
HOLLYWOOD SHUFFLE reviews from the nation's top critics and audiences.
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 Amazon.com: Hollywood Shuffle: DVD: Gregory 'Popeye' Alexander,Sena Ayn Black,Conni Marie Brazelton,Sarah Kaite ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The alumni of Hollywood Shuffle are spread across dozens of current comedies and TV sitcoms--this is the movie that introduced Robert Townsend and the Wayans Brothers to the world.
Anyone who watches "Hollywood Shuffle" and misses the obvious point of the movie--the lack of positive roles for talented...
Robert Townsend's first film Hollywood Shuffle is a hilarious satire that cleverly condemns the way Blacks are treated in the entertainment industry.
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 Hollywood Shuffle - By Steven R. Weisman - Slate Magazine
Everyone else in Hollywood was flabbergasted and jealous, while the media dwelled on fears that a cultural treasure was being gobbled up.
In both takeovers, though, the Hollywood side thought that by selling, it could tap into a bottomless well of capital with which to buy television networks, record companies, and the like.
The Japanese, on the other hand, were hoping for a new source of "software" (i.e., movies and television shows) for their digital televisions, compact discs, and other new products.
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 Hollywood Shuffle (1987)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
As he makes his rounds, the film takes a satiric look at African American actors in Hollywood.
And while it's unclear what those card companies thought of the project, the movie-going public are the recipients.
Robert Townsend, infant terrible of the late 80s makes a splashy, dynamic debut in "Hollywood Shuffle." There's no doubting Townsend's unbridled energy, imagination, and punch.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0093200   (312 words)

 Hollywood shuffle: what is it like to take meetings in Hollywood with a gay documentary film crew on your tail? Q. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Hollywood shuffle: what is it like to take meetings in Hollywood with a gay documentary film crew on your tail?
Five young gay actors and directors put that question to the test as they try to get ahead in show business in Gay Hollywood, World of Wonder's two-part reality documentary set to air at 10 P.M. Eastern and Pacific on AMC August 11 and 12 (check local listings).
I ended up on Gay Hollywood through meeting producers Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey at 1999's Outfest gay film festival in Los Angeles, where my first short film, Rick and Steve, the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World, which I'd animated with Legos, was screening.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1589/is_2003_July_22/ai_109270135   (486 words)

 Cobb: Hollywood Shuffle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It wasn't about what Hollywood had or had not produced for me, but what I hadn't done to deal with myself.
But in Hollywood, being a good liar is a prerequisite for professional success.
In that respect, Hollywood is probably no different from politics, punditry or any other part of the infotainment economy.
www.mdcbowen.org /cobb/archives/003504.html   (2287 words)

 GreenCine | product main - Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
This satirical look at the ambivalent relationship between Hollywood power brokers and African-American performers marked the writing, producing, and directing debut of Robert Townsend.
Hollywood Shuffle's enormous supporting cast includes a wealth of fl actors, from then-unknowns such as Damon Wayans to veterans such as 227 star Helen Martin.
Self-financed and filmed on scraps of hand-me-down celluloid, the film helped establish actor Townsend as a director of note and also kick-started the career of co-screenwriter and co-star Keenen Ivory Wayans, who would cast Townsend in his own directorial debut the following year.
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 Robert Townsend
Hollywood Shuffle - (Producer / 1982 / Released / Samuel Goldwyn Company)
Hollywood Shuffle - (Screenplay / 1982 / Released / Samuel Goldwyn Company)
Hollywood Shuffle - (Jasper / 1982 / Released / Samuel Goldwyn Company)
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 goatdog's movies - Hollywood Shuffle, 1987   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Townsend, who cowrote, directed, produced, paid for, and collected scraps of unused film on which he shot this movie, uses broad comedy as a weapon to attack Hollywood's history of relegating fl actors to stereotypical parts.
And the repeated references to fls playing butlers and servants isn't that far off: two years after this film was released, the Oscars chose to snub Spike Lee's inflammatory Do the Right Thing in favor of Driving Miss Daisy, about a faithful fl servant and his white master.
Behind every joke is the pain of skilled actors reduced to playing thugs because the Hollywood system doesn't believe in straying too far from the formula.
www.goatdog.com /moviePage.php?movieID=577   (744 words)

 Hollywood Shuffle Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for Hollywood Shuffle | TVGuide.com
Although haphazardly paced and scattershot in approach, when it works, this satire on Hollywood's attitudes toward African-Americans is downright hilarious.
Bobby Taylor (Robert Townsend) is a struggling young actor trying to land a big role in a "blaxploitation" film entitled "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." His grandmother (Helen Martin) does not approve of the role and worries that Bobby's younger brother (Craigus R. Johnson) will grow up thinking that fls can aspire to be...
Visit the Hollywood Shuffle message board, or blog about Hollywood Shuffle.
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 DVD Talk > Reviews > Hollywood Shuffle > Printer Friendly
VIDEO: "Hollywood Shuffle" is presented in 1.85:1 non-anamorphic widescreen.
Although "Hollywood Shuffle" isn't the worst non-anamorphic presentation that I've seen, there are some noticable problems that take away from the image quality.
Final Thoughts: "Hollywood Shuffle" is an entertaining low-budget feature that not only offers a number of funny skits, but succeeds in telling the story of Townsend's character seeking his dream.
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 The Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Drama/satire about a talented young fl actor confronting racial stereotypes in Hollywood.
Critics generally praised its strong performances and right-on feel.
Classic comedy looks at travails of being a young white actor in Hollywood; less social commentary, better-developed characters
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 DVD Empire - Item - Hollywood Shuffle / DVD-Video
Years ago, I remember seeing HOLLYWOOD SHUFFLE for the first time on HBO and I thought it one of the funniest comedies I have ever seen.
At that time, I wasn’t exactly as jaded as I am now, and I somehow managed to miss some of the more heavy-handed comments (that are still pretty damn accurate) and that made my experience all the better.
Last night, I watched HOLLYWOOD SHUFFLE for the first time in years.
www.dvdempire.com /Exec/v4_item.asp?item_id=27362&partner_id=99296206   (310 words)

 Tracks brace for Hollywood shuffle North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest Riverside County News - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
That would mean Del Mar could apply for some of Hollywood Park's spring days from late April until the middle of June, then take time off before the summer meet.
The seaside oval could ask for Hollywood's winter meet, but many feel that is a dead part of the schedule in November and December as trainers gear up for Santa Anita.
If Hollywood Park or Churchill Downs Inc. are serious about selling, it would be nice to give the dates to someone who is passionate about the sport.
www.nctimes.com /articles/2005/03/25/news/columnists/nahill/23_11_493_24_05.txt   (1106 words)

 Intelliflix: Rent Hollywood Shuffle on DVD
The best example of urban guerilla filmmaking is ironically - and happily - also one of Hollywood's most triumphant success stories.
But in a town where the best fl roles are usually jive-talkin' gangsta stereotypes, Bobby learns that you have to make your own parts - even if they're just in your head.
Spoofing everything from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and Eddie Murphy to Siskel & Ebert, Bobby's vivid imagination - and Hollywood Shuffle - are "an exhilarating blast" (New York)!
www.intelliflix.com /movie_view.dvd?id=9082   (336 words)

 Hollywood Shuffle - Moviefone
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Hollywood Shuffle's enormous supporting cast includes a wealth of fl actors, from then-unknowns such as...
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 Related Website - Hollywood Shuffle (1987) - The Numbers - Movie Budgets    (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
8, 3/1/1987, Hollywood Shuffle, Samuel Goldwyn, $100,000, $5,228,617, Unknown.
The aptly-named production found itself lost in the Hollywood shuffle due to constant release Lee's way of paying b...
All this is the Hollywood shuffle," he says.
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 Hollywood Shuffle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is basically a movie that satirizes Hollywood's treatment of fl actors.
It is the story of a fast food employee, Townsend, who dreams of making it in Hollywood.
Throughout, there are hilarious sketches - such as Black Acting School, Sneakin in the Movies and The Adventures of Sam Spade - that use laughter to show the plight of the fl actor in Hollywood.
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 Hollywood Shuffle: the art of the background artist
Hollywood Shuffle: the art of the background artist
Okay, maybe he’s not best friends with the Oscar winner but he did meet the actor after moving to Hollywood to pursue his dreams for stardom.
In town for a short sabbatical from LA, Mixon found time to chat with Fort Wayne Reader.
www.fortwaynereader.com /story.php?uid=546   (721 words)

 Uppity-Negro.com: In Memoriam: The joke was funny in Hollywood Shuffle, but let it go
Uppity-Negro.com: In Memoriam: The joke was funny in Hollywood Shuffle, but let it go
The joke was funny in Hollywood Shuffle, but let it go
One of the most surreal things I ever saw on PBS was Jeff Smith, the Frugal Gourmet making hoe cake.
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