“Love Story” is a tearjerker of a romantic film that intends to be nothing less or more than a tearjerker romantic film (even the title is more than a little generic, and entirely characteristic of the film’s formulaic leanings), to the point that the deadly fate in store for the female half of the featured couple is revealed in the opening moments, so as to not waste a moment in the audience exercising anticipatory squeezings of the tear ducts. 165 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.