Under the Influence is a video series that traces the themes, inspirations, or other connections from a new release to a great film of the past. Hail, Caesar! is the latest sardonic work from the Coen brothers, and it joins a long lineage of movies made within Hollywood about Hollywood that stretches back to the silent era.
One of the most delightful and most peculiar of these films is Jerry Lewis’ anarchic 1961 comedy The Errand Boy. In a succession of outlandish gags, the eccentric Lewis sends up and pays tribute to the movie industry.
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Hail, Caesar! is in cinemas now. Read our five-star review.
Published 7 Mar 2016
By Adam Cook
If you liked The Hateful Eight you’ll love Sergio Corbucci’s 1968 film that inspired it.
The Coen brothers return in scintillating and provocative form with this complex satire of 1950s Hollywood.
The acclaimed American composer revisits some of his most iconic original scores for the Hail, Caesar! directors.