Di Di Hollywood

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Di Di Hollywood
Di Di Hollywood poster.jpg
Poster
Directed byBigas Luna
Produced byBigas Luna
Beatriz Bodegas
Pedro Pastor[1]
Written byCarmen Chaves Gastaldo
Bigas Luna
StarringElsa Pataky
Peter Coyote
Paul Sculfor
Music byLluís Lu
CinematographyAlbert Pascual
Edited byRegino Hernández
Jaume Martí
Production
company
El Virgili Films
La Canica Films
Malvarrosa Media
Distributed byMaya Entertainment
Release date
  • October 15, 2010 (2010-10-15) (Spain)
Running time
96 min[1]
CountrySpain
LanguageSpanish
English
Budget$8,600,000[2]
Box office$1,002,398 (Spain)[3]

Di Di Hollywood is a 2010 drama film, written, directed and produced by Bigas Luna. It stars Elsa Pataky, Peter Coyote, and Paul Sculfor. It was released in Spain on 15 October 2010.

Summary[edit]

Diana Diaz (Pataky) works at a bar in Madrid, who wants to be famous, and sets off for Miami. When she arrives, she meets Robert (Hacha), and the pair head to Hollywood, willing to do anything to become famous. Once there, she meets agent Michael McLean (Coyote). He changes her name to 'Di Di' and gives her false hopes of becoming famous. But she discovers he really just wants to use her as a beard for gay actor, Steve Richards (Sculfor).[4]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Filming[edit]

Filming took place in Madrid, Spain;[2] Valencia, Spain; Elche, Spain; Ciudad de la Luz;[2] and the hospital scene was shot in Benidorm, Spain. Filming was shot from October - November 2009.[2]

Soundtrack[edit]

[5]

  1. "Where No Endings End" by Keren Ann (3:37)[6]
  2. "Time of Our Lives" by Gram Rabbit (4:06)[7]
  3. "Sad Song" by Au Revoir Simone (4:09)[8]
  4. "Loba" by Shakira (3:07)
  5. "La Vie en rose" by Louis Armstrong (3:26)
  6. "In My Book" by Gram Rabbit (3:25)[9]
  7. "Heidi's Theme" by Decoder Ring (2:37)[10]
  8. "Candy Flip" by Gram Rabbit (4:46)[7]
  9. "Azabache" by Lucas Masciano (5:48)[11]
  10. "Amor y lujo" by Mónica Naranjo (4:06)[12]
  11. "Curtain Up" by John Cacavas
  12. "Fiera inquieta" by Nicolas Uribe
  13. "If I Were A Boy" by Kym Mazelle (4:09)
  14. "One Way or Another" by Blondie (3:31)

Reviews[edit]

Variety reviewed is as "the script proves unable to make Di Di’s journey interesting or credible, while the uncharismatic Pataky is unconvincing as star material."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Di Di Hollywood". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Di Di Hollywood". ScreenDaily.com. 11 November 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b "DI DI HOLLYWOOD". Box Office Mojo.
  4. ^ a b c Holland, Jonathan (14 November 2010). "Review: 'DiDi Hollywood'". Variety. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Di Di Hollywood (2010) Soundtrack". RingosTrack.com. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Keran Ann by Keran Ann". iTunes.
  7. ^ a b "Miracles & Metaphors by Gram Rabbit". iTunes.
  8. ^ "The Bird of Music by Au Revoir Simone". iTunes.
  9. ^ "RadioAngel & the RobotBeat by Gram Rabbit". iTunes.
  10. ^ "Somersault by Decoder Ring". iTunes.
  11. ^ "Siempre y Cuando Sobre Todo by Lucas Masciano". iTunes.
  12. ^ "Tarántula by Mónica Naranjo". iTunes.

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