The Last Mogul

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Released 1905

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Director:
Barry Avrich
Released:
1905
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For over sixty years as power broker at MCA and head of Universal Studios, Lew Wasserman rewrote the behind the scenes Hollywood rulebook. In this "highly entertaining" (NY Post) documentary, director Barry Avrich succeeds in doing the impossible - piercing the shroud of silence surrounding a man who kept no notes, gave no interviews, and remains as feared in death as he was in life.

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  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    A smart, well-paced documentary that balances the man's triumphs with his rare failures and discerningly explores the darker side of his power.

  • 70

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    More history lesson than dirt-digging expedition, and makes illuminating viewing for anyone curious about how the movies get made - information that is sometimes more interesting t...

  • 70

    Variety Robert Koehler

    A refreshingly honest film about the life and times of Hollywood uber-power player Lew Wasserman.

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