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THE BEST MOVIES MADE IN SEATTLE
March 8, 2010, 2:36 pm
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Seattle P-I
The Seattle P-I is exploring the history of our city through films that have been shot here. Beginning with Tugboat Annie in 1933 and going all the way through the latest Robin Williams film World’s Greatest Dad this list is a comprehensive aggregation of the films made here in Seattle. To check out the entire list follow the above link.



SLATE NAMES WORLD’S GREATEST DAD AS ONE OF THE TOP 10 FILMS OF 2009
January 7, 2010, 12:31 pm
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Slate Magazine
World’s Greatest Dad, a film shot in Seattle, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and starring Robin Williams was named one of the top ten films of 2009. The magazine praises the film saying, “… It manages to find the humanity in humiliation, and it contains a performance by Robin Williams so restrained and subtle that it clears Patch Adams from his karmic debt load.”



COMING OF AGE IN MIDDLE-AGE: INTERVIEW WITH BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT
November 18, 2009, 11:51 am
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Film Threat
Bobcat Goldthwait is most widely known for his irreverent stand-up character: the awkward fellow with the self-described “Grover voice,” which he reluctantly carried over into several film roles. The indie film fan may also know him from cult film favorite Shakes the Clown, which he wrote, directed and starred in. But these days, Bobcat has shed the Andy Kaufman-esque persona completely and resides behind the camera, directing his own scripts, such as 2006’s Sleeping Dogs Lie, which he followed up with the similarly themed World’s Greatest Dad. In this recent interview, director Bobcat Goldwaith answers why he chose to shoot his recent film, World’s Greatest Dad, in Seattle.



WOMEN IN FILM FEATURE FOCUS: ZITA MAZZOLA
September 8, 2009, 12:53 pm
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zitaWomen in Film Seattle
Zita Mazzola, Seattle Production Manager and Production Office Coordinator, has been working in the entertainment business for almost 20 years. Zita travels the globe but is working close to home these days. She is currently the Production Manager on the The Details starring Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Laura Linney, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta and Kerry Washington. The Details is shot entirely in Seattle with a mostly local crew. Last year, she worked as the Production Supervisor on World’s Greatest Dad. In between movies, Zita keeps busy working as Production Manager on commercials for local and out of town companies. Click the above link for more on her successful career.



SEATTLE TIMES REVIEWS WORLD’S GREATEST DAD
September 4, 2009, 12:47 pm
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Seattle Times
The Times calls the shot in Seattle film “A dark comedy that raises hard questions — and largely eschews pat answers — about the relativity of truth, Bob “Bobcat” Goldthwait’s World’s Greatest Dad swims in a sea of provocative ambiguity.” World’s Greatest Dad is released in Seattle today and Stars Robin Williams.



SEATTLE TIMES Q&A WITH ‘BOBCAT’ GOLDTHWAIT, DIRECTOR OF WORLD’S GREATEST DAD
August 31, 2009, 12:38 pm
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Bob “Bobcat” Goldthwait is most familiar as an off-the-rails stand-up comedian and comic actor whose cracked voice and anxiety shtick energized many a lowbrow movie and made him a loose cannon on talk shows. In 1991, Goldthwait wrote and directed cult favorite Shakes the Clown, and since then has nurtured a successful career as a director of television (“Chappelle’s Show”) and film (Stay). His new work, World’s Greatest Dad, shot in the Seattle area, stars Robin Williams. Check out the above link to read Goldthwait’s take on non-traditional comedy.



REVIEW: ‘WORLD’S GREATEST DAD’ A FEARLESS COMEDY
August 27, 2009, 11:41 am
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Seattle PI World's greatest dad
This is tricky: How to talk about “World’s Greatest Dad,” the latest comedy from Bobcat Goldthwait, without giving away all its twists and twisted details? It’s extremely dark and daring and definitely not for everyone, but it shows that with his third film as writer and director, Goldthwait is honing a unique and fearless voice, and that’s exciting to see.