R | | Drama
A true story of politics and art in the 1930s U.S., focusing on a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Bertolt Brecht appears as a spirit-like figure. Technically, Brecht was still alive in 1936, the year the film is set in.
As the producer, I can fire anybody I want, and I am fucking fired!
In the opening exterior NYC street sequence following Olive, just as John Turturro's credit is supered, a window mounted air conditioner is visible in the alleyway behind. While home air conditioning was introduced in 1928, it was extremely rare until after World War II, and it's not clear the design shown was available at the time.
This film was edited on old fashioned machines.
$93,998 (USA) (12 December 1999)
$2,899,970 (USA) (23 April 2000)
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