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Mardik: Baghdad to Hollywood (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | April 2008 (USA)
Mardik Martin may be one of movie-making's most important screenwriters - and least well-known. Mardik: from Baghdad to Hollywood traces one of the most unlikely journeys in American film ... See full summary »

Directors:

Ramy Katrib, Evan York

Writer:

Mardik Martin

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mardik Martin ... Himself
Martin Scorsese ... Himself
George Lucas ... Himself
Irwin Winkler ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Biskind ... Himself
Ted Braun ... Himself
Brando De Sica Brando De Sica ... Himself
Francine Dejosa Francine Dejosa ... Herself
Joe France Joe France ... Himself
John Furia John Furia ... Himself
Devon Greggory Devon Greggory ... Himself (as Devon Greggory Watkins)
Joseph Guerrieri Joseph Guerrieri ... Himself
Mark Jonathan Harris ... Himself
Amy Heckerling ... Herself
Andre Kousnov Andre Kousnov ... Himself
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Storyline

Mardik Martin may be one of movie-making's most important screenwriters - and least well-known. Mardik: from Baghdad to Hollywood traces one of the most unlikely journeys in American film history - from growing up in Baghdad to being one of the hottest writers in Hollywood. Mardik began his love affair with film in Baghdad at age sixteen where he worked in at the local MGM distributor. In 1958, he came to the United States to study economics at NYU. In 1959, Mardik changed his focus to movies. At NYU, Mardik befriended Martin Scorsese and their relationship would lead to some of the greatest films in American Cinema (Mean Streets, The Last Waltz, New York, New York and Raging Bull). At the peak of his success, Mardik succumbed to the ills of fame, fortune and the destructive lifestyles of Hollywood. His fall from grace is a cautionary tale, yet his rise from despair becomes the heart of the film. In 1986, a new path as a teacher emerged, which he continues today as a senior lecturer ... Written by Ramy Katrib

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Dreams are written.

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Documentary

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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