Some complained about it, but I think they did not like NOT seeing recreation of scenes. Sure, we would like to see that as much as watching "Daniel-san" and "Johnny Lawrence" have yet another fight. But when we actually see it, we would compare it to the Japanese Originals.
I thought other touches like the Brando actor recreating how Brando pitched being "the Don," worked better. Young Pacino was Young Pacino. And so forth.
But Evans. You can put on the documentary of his book The Kid Stays in the Picture, and it is like it is him. The actor is From the American Colonies, so his rendition of the way Evans spoke is all the more impressive.
As for a show about Evans at Paramount, I would watch it, but there is still the documentary. His book goes into more detail, of course, as how an infamous hired gun investigator completely destroyed Steve McQueen. The egotistical cunt – and he was one, perhaps the most overrated actor not named Troy McClure – tried to take custody of Evan's son. In the book, Evans claims he has no idea "what," exactly, said investigator dug up on "Beats Ali Like She Should be Beaten," but during a meeting with him, and the lawyers, the investigator asked to speak with McQueen privately, which led to McQueen storming out in a profanity-laden tantrum that ended all legal action he had.
It did capture the problem Evans sort of confesses: he neglected Ali, but he had to in order to do his job.
The funny thing is with Bludorn – played by venerable That Guy Burn Gorman – Game of Thrones, Turn, The Man in the High Castle, YOUR MOM Does Des Moines, et cetera – the only time I heard him "speak" was Evans' imitation of him which is, to be fair, an Old Jewish Man. So I was surprised to learn he was actually Austrian . . . had an unknown past . . . looked 60 but died young.
There is also a subtle "dig." "The Suits" wanted a shorter film. Evans boasts/complains that Coppola delivered a version that contained nothing of the movie, and he took Coppola aside and screamed and ranted to restore it. As the series shows, and Coppola claims, he did that to convince "the Suits" to use the longer cuts. The truth? I do not know, even Evans conceded that everyone has a different version of it. They probably both believe they are responsible.
You probably have not noticed that I enjoyed it.
Finally, I like how they tossed in references to The Godfather without implying a genesis. So Bludorn grabs "Warton" – That Guy from Band of Brothers and Son of the Star of Bosom Buddies – and throws him against the wall of the elevator to give an angry rendition of "you never reveal your mind to anyone outside of the family."