What’s left to say about Ishtar? Even the title of the film has become synonymous with Hollywood failure. But is it fair to brand it a one-star fiasco? For the inaugural episode of Have You Seen This?, Jen and Tim dare to travel to Ishtar.
Jumping off from Peter Biskind’s recounting of the production, Jen and Tim discuss Elaine May’s directing style (and missteps), the performances of Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty, and whether or not Ishtar is actually, you know, funny.
Directed by Elaine May
Produced by Warren Beatty
Written by Elaine May
Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro
Richard P. Cirincione
William H. Reynolds
Stephen A. Rotter
Production company: Delphi V Productions
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
The theme music for Have You Seen This? is “B005” by Monroeville Music Center.