'Completely Hollywood': 197 Films, Abridged

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hide captionThe members of the Reduced Shakespeare Company turned nearly 200 films into what they call "a complete compilation of classic cinematic cliches."

John Burgess
Reduced Shakespeare

The members of the Reduced Shakespeare Company turned nearly 200 films into what they call "a complete compilation of classic cinematic cliches."

John Burgess

Most people will never have time to see the greatest 200 American films of all time, so the Reduced Shakespeare Company is making it a little easier. The three-man troupe condensed 197 of what they deem Hollywood's best — from Chinatown to the six Rocky's — into a stage show that runs under two hours.

Completely Hollywood isn't the first time The Reduced Shakespeare Company, also known as Austin Tichenor, Reed Martin and Dominic Conti, has tackled, and abridged, a major body of work.

Prior reduced productions include (in addition to the Bard's work) Western Civilization: The Complete Musical, The Bible: The Complete Word Of God and The Complete World of Sports.

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