George Kellerman (Jack Lemmon) and his wife Gwen (Sandy Dennis) travel from Twin Oaks, Ohio to New York City so that George can attend an interview for a promotion within his own plastics company. 322 more words
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THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY (Rated: APPROVED, 115 mins, MGM, Released: October 27, 1964)
Director: Arthur Hiller, Writer: Paddy Chayefsky (Screenplay), Producer: Martin Ransohoff, Cinematographer: Philip Lathrop, Composer: Johnny Mandel, Casting: Irene Howard, Editor: Tom McAdoo… 147 more words
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This badly misjudged black comedy about macabre happenings at a teaching hospital might have worked if it were not so terribly unfocused. After an auspicious start in television, a medium he dominated in the ’50s along with Rod Serling and Reginald Rose, the screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky became best known for two dramatically opposing worldviews documented in the 1955 Best Picture winner Marty and then the unquestioned masterpiece Network. 643 more words
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Mrs. Barham: After every war, you know we always find out how unnecessary it was and after this one, I’m sure all the generals will write books about the blunders made by other generals and statesmen will publish their secret diaries and it’ll show beyond any shadow of doubt that war could easily have been avoided in the first place.
Title refers to one of WC Fields’ quaint terms for Death. “The Old Man in the Bright Nightgown” was another.
WC FIELDS AND ME (1976) is worthless as film history, although some facts and some possibly-true legends did wriggle their way into it, like germs… to judge from this film, you would think that Fields never made silents or shorts, that Gregory La Cava directed all his films (in reality, only two of his silents), that Chaplin was a major force in the 1930s. 475 more words