But in hindsight I can recognize that the conditions of its
making were almost miraculous. An independent X-rated filmmaker and
an inexperienced screenwriter were brought into a major studio and
given carte blanche to turn out a satire of one of the studio's own
hits. And “BVC” was made at a time when the studio's own fortunes
were so low that the movie was seen almost fatalistically, as a
gamble that none of the studio executives really wanted to think
about, so that there was a minimum of supervision (or even
cognizance) from the Front Office.
from me: This is My Happening …, Beyond
The Valley of the Dolls
Evanier's and Roger Ebert's review of Beyond the
Valley of the Dolls (even though Ebert's review isn't a review since he
co-wrote the movie) was intriguing enough that I now want to see this train
wreck of a movie, even if, my Mark Evanier's review, I don't have enough
people to watch it with me.
Maybe then I can see what it has to
do with Pulp Fiction.
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