The Decay of Fiction (2006)

The Decay of Fiction
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 11mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Rebecca Hartzell Producer n/a 3 3000002
Pat O'Neill Producer n/a 3 3000001
Pat O'Neill Director n/a 2 2000001
Nancy Oppenheim Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Pat O'Neill Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Cole Russing Sound n/a 120816 14000001
George Lockwood Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Judy Lieff Actor n/a 1 1000009
Jacqueline Humbert Actor n/a 1 1000008
Julio Leopold Actor n/a 1 1000003
William Lewis Actor n/a 1 1000002
Amber Lopez Actor n/a 1 1000004
Jack Conley Actor n/a 1 1000005
Damon Collazo Actor n/a 1 1000007
Kane Crawford Actor n/a 1 1000006
Wendi Winburn Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
The walls of the Ambassador hotel in Los Angeles are cracked and peeling, the lawns are brown, and mushrooms grow in the damp carpets of the Cocoanut Grove. The pool is empty, and the ballroom where Bobby Kennedy died is shuttered and locked. A tall, elegant blonde stands transparently on the terrace of her bungalow, smoking and watching the sunrise. Voices and tinkles waft across the lawn. A contingent of vaguely sinister men arrive and ask for Jack. Jack is expecting trouble, but not this kind of trouble. Louise, a guest, replays a nightmare in which she drowns Pauline so that she can marry Dean. The sun sets and rises again. Two detectives seem to turn up everywhere, searching for Communist literature and telling one another pointless stories of underworld intrigue. In the kitchens and behind the scenes the daily routine continues, individuality melts, and workers fuse with their jobs. Winter passes, and then another summer, and finally it is Halloween, and there is a costume ball which claims the life of Rhonda the evasive soprano. And then the building comes down in a clatter of Spanish tiles and concrete, and fact has finally become fiction, once again.