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The most interesting backstage dramas in the series take place during pre-production for Shaker Heights, when casting proves to be a nightmare, time runs short, and Miramax starts insisting that Potelle and Rankin take the actors they're told to take. Part of the problem is that the team, new to the big leagues, often look like startled deer. They don't know how to talk to stars or make decisions quickly, they question the need for vital crew members, and they don't understand that in the absence of leadership a panicked studio will take over. Still, everyone gets through intact, and after a couple of episodes detailing Shaker Heights' actual shoot (with stars Shia LaBeouf, Kathleen Quinlan, William Sadler, and Amy Smart), the editing and marketing processes become a new kind of misery, threatening to destroy the film and end careers. It's all very engrossing, and its good to have a DVD of the highly enjoyable The Battle of Shaker Heights (which comes with this set and offers a "jump-to" feature linking select scenes to Project Greenlight background info) to prove, in the end, that all that matters are results. --Tom Keogh
A soap opera for film buffs and wanna be film industry types (such as myself).
Enjoyed every moment of it. Shia where did it all go wrong?
It took me year to finally sit down and watch this movie. I quite enjoyed it. It is defiantly classic Shia, sweet and funny. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Shianne C.
I'm interested in what goes behind the scenes of a motion picture. Turns out there is a lot more to the process than one might expect. Read morePublished on June 16, 2011 by Scott FS
The product as a video was fine. I enjoyed the movie except I could not understand why I had sub titles when they were speaking English. Read morePublished on May 26, 2010 by Robert V. Hayes
Project Greenlight season two was very entertaining, unlike the movie that resulted from it. I think it is a wonderful idea, and applaud Ben And Matt for sponsoring it. Read morePublished on October 31, 2009 by H. Guentert
This is a must have if you like Mr. LaBeouf. He wasn't hot back then (cute, I'll give you), but his personality shines through loud and clear, and sweet and funny.Published on May 2, 2009 by emmy
This film is a joy to watch. A simple independant film that shows a little slice of life and be sure, that slice of life will move you in all ways. Read morePublished on October 10, 2008 by barry
This movie is pretty real comparatively to other movie involving teens, despite the war reenacting. It's no wonder Shia LaBeouf is going to be a Super-Star A-lister.Published on February 20, 2008 by Wild Card
First let me say I was disappointed in the show which was project Greenlight 1, but liked the movie by the winning writer/director Pete Jones, STOLEN SUMMER very much. Read morePublished on February 1, 2008 by D. F. Curran