Framing John DeLorean
7 June 2019 (USA)
starring Alec Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Josh Charles
Who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man."
'Framing John DeLorean' recounts the life and legend of the controversial automaker, tracing his meteoric rise through the ranks of General Motors, his obsessive quest to build a sports car that would conquer the world, and his shocking fall from grace on charges of cocaine trafficking.
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Money, power, politics, drugs, scandal, and fast cars. The incredible story of John DeLorean is the stuff of a Hollywood screenwriter's dreams. But who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man. For the first time, Framing John DeLorean recounts the extraordinary life and legend of the controversial automaker, tracing his meteoric rise through the ranks of General Motors, his obsessive quest to build a sports car that would conquer the world, and his shocking fall from grace on charges of cocaine trafficking. Interweaving a treasure trove of archival footage with dramatic vignettes starring Alec Baldwin, Framing John DeLorean is a gripping look at a man who gambled everything in his pursuit of the American Dream.
Alec Baldwin Discusses His Innovative New Documentary
About the Crazy, Desperate Times of John DeLorean
The new film 'Framing John DeLorean' asks if the car entrepreneur was a visionary or a crook. Or both?
by Joan Oleck ENTREPRENEUR
Maverick rogue. Dreamer. Winner. Loser. Champion. Relentless fool. "The quintessential leading man that Hollywood producers dream of -- and he was real." These are just some of the descriptives applied to John DeLorean (1925-2005) in the new documentary Framing John DeLorean, which had its Tribeca Film Festival premiere this week. The inventive half-documentary/half-biopic stars Alec Baldwin as the legendary auto industry executive, engineer and designer behind American muscle car, the GTO, and most famously, the DeLorean -- a stainless steel sports car for the masses that the entrepreneur poured his life and money into. (Yes, that's the same DeLorean that served as Doc's time machine piloted by Michael J. Fox in the 1985 movie classic, Back to the Future.)
DeLorean's life had more than its share of bumps in the road. His playboy image, his obsession with his looks and his much younger wives rankled the execs at GM so much they pushed him out. And the DeLorean car had so many unsolved engineering problems that the cars -- made in Belfast during Ireland's "Troubles" -- remained unsold and piled up, as described in the movie, like plague rats on the wharves.
This automotive entrepreneur believed his own legend so fervently that to solve his epic money problems, he took extreme measures. DeLorean got caught up in a $24 million cocaine sting, then faced charges of embezzling $17 million dollars. He served no jail time, but in a stunning fall, went from multimillionaire to penniless old man, dying in a modest apartment in Morristown, NJ., in 2005.
So, who was John DeLorean? Entrepreneur conducted a series of interviews with the creators behind the documentary: co-directors Sheena Joyce and Don Argott, actors Alec Baldwin and Morena Baccarin and producer and DeLorean historian Tamir Arlon to find out.
In Framing John DeLorean, you offer the audience various versions of who this man was. What is your personal version?
Alec Baldwin: The most lasting impression I have of him is someone whose ego and self-seeking was such that he was incapable of relying on other people. He just insisted that he could do all the jobs involved with running a car company. At GM, he was a legendary designer and he had tremendous success at that. When the time came for him to launch this company, there were things he should not have been doing: a designer is not somebody who runs a car company. He should have stayed in his lane and done what he was supposed to do and had partners who could help him. He was not a collaborative guy. He wanted his name on the car and he wanted to make all the top decisions. He was somebody who wouldn't admit what he didn't know, and that's what wound up getting him in trouble in the first place.
Was DeLorean a good guy? A bad guy? A narcissist?
Alec Baldwin: Read the rest here.
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Happy to announce that the DeLorean film is close to being released. We will have the festival premiere at the Tribeca FF in NYC end of April, and the film is slated for release June 7th.
Please take a look at the two announcements below that feature the film's trailer (there are a lot more articles on the internet if you search for the title of the film).
Thank you again for your help and participation in this project that has spanned well over 15 years for me. I look forward to keeping you up to date over the next 3 months on the release plans.
Best, Tamir Ardon