Pauline Kael's 5001 Nights at the Movies PDF

By Pauline Kael

ISBN-10: 0805013679

ISBN-13: 9780805013672

Shrewdpermanent, humorous, and unforgettable, Pauline Kael is the main attention-grabbing and influential movie critic in the United States. Her skill to skewer an actor or director and her wit, perception, and thorough wisdom of the movie company make her through a long way the main worthwhile common observer of the motion picture scene. This new assortment covers movies that experience pop out because the earlier 1985 version.

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Angel on My Shoulder US (1946): Fantasy 101 min, No rating, B&W Gangster whimsey-which is to say the very worst kind. Paul Muni is depressingly arch as a tough-talking gangster who is shot, sent to Hell, and there discovered by the Devil (Claude Rains) to be a dead ringer for an upstanding judge who has been saving people and sending them to Heaven. In order to spread evil on earth, the Devil arranges to get the bad guy into the body of the judge; pretty soon the gangster is involved in a political campaign, and with the judge's fiancée (Anne Baxter), too.

The poignant music that is heard is José Padilla's "La Violetera," which was also heard in Chaplin's CITY LIGHTS. Universal. see Taking It All In. All of Me US (1984): Comedy 93 min, Rated PG, Color Steve Martin is Roger, a lawyer who has been sent to revise the will of Edwina (Lily Tomlin), a rich, bedridden spinster. Edwina has imported a Tibetan swami (Richard Libertini), who at the moment of her death is supposed to capture her spiritual substance in a bronze pot and transfer it into the curvy body of the lovely Terry (Victoria Tennant), who has agreed to vacate it.

F. ) George Cukor was dialogue director, coaching Lew Ayres, in particular; Arthur Edeson did the cinematography; George Abbott, Del Andrews, and Milestone also had a hand in the script. The cast includes Beryl Mercer, Vince Barnett, Heinie Conklin, Edwin Maxwell, Marion Clayton, Yola D'Avril, and Fred Zinnemann, who had just arrived in Hollywood after studying film in Paris and Berlin-he does double duty as a German soldier and a French ambulance driver. Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director.

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