This is undoubtedly a film about war that deals very briefly with the moral and ethical horrors of war. However, it's also a film that is about the core values of the film industry. The film opens with a brief speech by an actor named JB Lowe. He states:
While we're on the subject, the film is also about the notion that all of us, regardless of the state of our career or our career to date, are always playing the film industry and one day "someday" we all suddenly will be famous. In other words, we are always on-call and always "hot" or "on".
The film also reminds us that we all will get the chance to experience the triumphs and problems of the movie industry that we are perpetually practicing. If, for example, the actor plays his own character too well and the film becomes a box office success, or if he plays the character badly or something else goes wrong, he will have to find something else to do.
Justas a point of clarification, by the time that the film opens, professional actors are more likely to spend their time on stage or on TV than in films. But for the Hollywood "star" in its most basic sense, this film is about the film industry and the multiple ways in which the various professions can intertwine with each other. Interestingly enough, all of the events in the film unfold during the filming of a movie, essentially the movie itself. The movie is shot in one long, uninterrupted continuous take and there is no footage of the real-life helicopter picking up Burnett and escaping with him, no interviews with the actors, no press to describe the process. d2c66b5586