Dominick Dunne: After the Party

Dominick Dunne: After the Party

Byr Kirsty de Garis & Timothy Jolley

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 2009-06-16
  • Rate: NR
  • Lenght: 1h 24min
  • Director: Kirsty de Garis & Timothy Jolley
  • Producer: Kojo Pictures
  • Country: Australia
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 3.99

Description

Hollywood outcast, best-selling author and chronicler of the rich and famous, Dominick Dunne was one of the world's leading journalists and society commentators. This is his story. Vanity Fair Special Correspondent Dominick Dunne became known the world over for his vociferous championing of the rights of the victim in high-profile murder cases. His powerful commentaries made compelling reading in Vanity Fair for a quarter of a century. In this film, the 82-year-old Dunne covers his last murder trial for Vanity Fair -- the trial of music producer Phil Spector -- and reflects upon his past as a decorated WWII Veteran, his rise and spectacular collapse as a Hollywood producer, and his rebirth as the writer we know today. Dunne's mind offers a fascinating insight into the American psyche and its obsession with fame. Featuring Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, Tina Brown, Joan Didion, Griffin Dunne and New York Post gossip columnist Liz Smith as well as legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans (The Godfather, Chinatown), Dominick Dunne: After the Party uncovers what lies beneath a life.

Reviews

  • Fascinating biography

    5
    By tschipke
    I have watched Dominick dunne on A&E for several years now, and had no idea that he had such a fascinating (and often challenging and sad) life. This movie follows Dunne as he covers his last rial for "Vanity Fair", and I thoroughly enjoyed th emovie from beginning to end.
  • a gem

    5
    By noone321
    I used to sit next to Dominick in courtrooms while I was a new reporter - he was a one of a kind journalist, and now thanks to this documentary, you'll see he was a one of a kind guy. Will there ever be any one like him again? What a treasure....
  • Agreed, a Delight

    5
    By his_girl_friday
    An all-around enjoyable documentary of a man who seems worthy of a documentary. Dunne's honesty is refreshing and the story of his life interesting. Well worth the investment if interested in writers, old hollywood, biographies or justice.
  • A delight

    5
    By pixiepaige
    Definitely worth seeing, a delight from start to finish, intriguing and thought provoking. A great Man.
  • Surprising, Candid, Insightful Doc!

    5
    By JayChase
    This is a phenomenal movie! If you've never heard of Dominick Dunne or his work in film, TV, print and journalism, be prepared to discover one of the iconic figures of 20th Century culture. If you are already a fan you will be amazed at the insight and candor Mr. Dunne brough to looking back at his life. It's really an incredible story of old Hollywood and the birth of modern celebrity culture. Mr. Dunne recently lost a long battle with cancer, but it's rare that someone gets to leave behind such an honest, compelling and entertaining document about a long life well lived. Highly recommended!

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