John DeLorean has a biography that could have been reverse-engineered from a Hollywood epic about the rise and fall of an auto industry titan.
The story of Delorean’s life suggests Citizen Kane set in the world of the automotive industry, so it’s no wonder there have been dozens of attempts to turn his life into a biopic.
That’s information we learn right away from “Framing John DeLorean,” a documentary that uses reenactments (featuring Alec Baldwin as Delorean) and archival footage to dramatize Delorean’s flamboyant life and spectacular downfall.
Directors Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce understand that DeLorean’s appeal lies in his glamorous life and tragic demise, and they have made a fast-paced, richly designed, sprightly edited work about their ostentatious and irresistible subject.
“Framing John Delorean” arrives in theaters and Video on Demand on June 7.
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