Buzz (2006)

Buzz is a memorable, absorbing and illuminating profile of the legendary Hollywood scriptwriter (and acclaimed novelist) A. I. "Buzz" Bezzerides from Director N. Taraviras. His most notable credits are Robert Aldrich's… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 25, 2006
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

The documentary tale of a Hollywood screenwriter -- not just any writer but A.I. (for Albert Isaac) 'Buzz' Bezzerides, a movie writer, as it turns out, for the ages.

Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

... an insightful look at a remarkable behind-the-scenes life and slice of American and Hollywood history.

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Tony Medley

Even though it's too long and needs editing, for anyone interested in Hollywood folklore, this is a must-see.

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Derek Elley

[The] film traverses Buzz's career with reasonable depth, helped by good-quality trailers from several pics.

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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

... [A] warm and wide-ranging documentary ...

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Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

... we sure get what makes Buzz distinctive ...

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

... a good 30 minutes could come out of this 124 minute film to its benefit ...

Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

Buzz laid much of the foundation for the genre that became known as film noir on which the Tarantino's and Soderbergh's now firmly stand.

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