THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

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CASTING BY (2012)


Movie #75 is the 2012 documentary Casting By, which focuses on the role of the casting director in general and Marion Dougherty's incredible career in particular. Many superstar actors and directors are in this, testifying that the casting people were absolutely essential on so many films, pushing for this unknown actor or that up-and-coming actor (like Dustin Hoffman for the lead in The Graduate or Jon Voight to play Joe Buck in Midnight Cowboy). Despite this, there is no Academy Award recognition for casting, something that perhaps should be reconsidered. Fascinating stuff.

TLA one-word review: engrossing

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