Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

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A documentary about the rise and fall of the Cannon Film Group, the legendary independent film company helmed by Israeli cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus.

"Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Movies" is a wonderfully amusing and engrossing 2014 documentary directed by Mark Hartley. The function dives into the tornado of insanity that was Cannon Films, the infamous production business responsible for some of the most adventurous films in the 1980s.

The Men Behind Cannon Films
The story begins with the company's creators, Israeli cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, who concerned Hollywood with huge dreams and substantially transformed the film market. Golan, the creative force, and Globus, the business-minded, were a formidable duo dedicated to making movies that maximized revenues but pushed the limits of taste. Nevertheless, their commitment to amount over quality pushed away lots of in the industry, leading to the company's eventual downfall.

Fast and Furious Filmmaking
The cousins thought in the viewpoint "make it quickly, make it inexpensive, make it profitable", which led to a staggering variety of movies been churned out each year, a few of questionable quality. The documentary provides amusing insights into the making of some of their most well-known (or infamous) productions. These include the "Death Wish" follows up, "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo", their numerous efforts to sign up with the superhero genre - such as unsuccessful movies like "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace", and "Masters of the Universe", - and their series of "Ninja" films.

Impact and Legacy in Hollywood
Despite dealing with criticism for their sometimes negligent approach to filmmaking and neglect for quality, Golan and Globus substantially affected the movie market. They were leaders in the direct-to-video market, were one of the couple of studios going to back independent and art-house films, and helped launch or improve the careers of a number of big Hollywood names. They showed vibrant marketing methods, often offering films based on posters alone prior to a script had even been composed.

Crucial Reception and Downfall
Nevertheless, their technique started to fail as their overambitious nature and increased costs on high-profile failures caused monetary difficulties. This, coupled with their constantly frayed relationships with talent due to their slapdash approaches to filmmaking, indicated the beginning of the end for Cannon Films. Golan and Globus eventually offered the business in 1989, marking an end to their wild Hollywood experience.

"Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films" supplies a remarkable and insightful check out the rise and fall of a special era in filmmaking history. From the incredible anecdotes from the people who worked with Golan and Globus to the behind-the-scenes glances into the making of a few of their most (in)well-known films - the documentary returns a time in Hollywood when quantity typically trumped quality, and a flat-out wild technique to making films was a practical company technique. Regardless of its failure, the tradition of Cannon Films and the audacious duo behind it remains unmissable, amusing, and exceptionally poignant.

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