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Claire Makes it Big

USA, 1998 (MIFF 1999, Fiction)

Director: Jeremy Workman

Did anyone ever believe Hollywood wasn't a bag of tricks? Claire has integrity, ambition and talent, a playwright boyfriend with a hot screenplay and the leading role written just for her. What more could a girl want? So, when Claire is beaten by a "babe", she takes on her biggest role yet, to manipulate the dream factory with the latest technical know how. Fast, furious and funny, this clever study of filmmaking offers a glorious insight into the sometimes desperate plight of actors and the machinations at the business end of the film industry.

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