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The Wonderful Pulitzer Prize Play... becomes one of the Great Motion Pictures of our Time!
The classic stage hit gets the Hollywood treatment in the story of Elwood P. Dowd who makes friends with a spirit taking the form of a human-sized rabbit named Harvey that only he sees (and a few privileged others on occasion also.) After his sister tries to commit him to a mental institution, a comedy of errors ensues. Elwood and Harvey become the catalysts for a family mending its wounds and for romance blossoming in unexpected places.
James Stewart starts as Elwood P. Dowd, a very peculiar man who befriends an invisible rabbit. The action focuses on the relationship between Harvey and Elwood and how it affects their family and the community around them because everyone thinks he's crazy for talking to an entity that no one sees, a six feet rabbit. Harvey is a film that manages to convey its message to the public in the best way possible. Henry Koster's film is sort of a critique to the perfectly normal human being, it's a film which appeals to the peculiarity and originality, a film which shows that there is no harm in being different, people shouldn't judge those who don't want to live in accordance…
I always have a wonderful time, wherever I am, whomever I'm with.
-Elwood P. Dowd
I never considered myself a huge fan of James Stewart, but after watching Harvey I realized I must be. After finishing the film, I was sure this was my favorite Stewart performance. Then after dwelling on it for more then 10 seconds I came back to the realization that Stewart stars in two of my all time favorite films: Rear Window and Vertigo.
In my review of Vertigo I even said that it must be the greatest performance of his career. Even as a wrote that I'm thinking of other great Stewart performances that go against the characteristics most associated with the actor. So to…
"Miss Kelly, you know, when you wear my flower, you make it beautiful."
First of all, if anybody has suggestions for films that you think I should watch, pop over to my Summer Recommendations list and comment what you recommend. I've been having so much fun watching these films, and I'd love to get more suggestions as I work through them.
Harvey is a film that I have very mixed feelings about. And that, heavily, is because of the first half an hour of the film. Throughout the first half-hour, I debated on whether or not to turn the film off. It drags the…
"I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it."
My two favourite films are Donnie Darko and Rear Window, I just don't understand why anyone thought this film about James Stewart and his imaginary giant rabbit friend would interest me.
About the pains of being pure at heart. And how infectious it can be.
Henry Koster's Harvey is an extremely poignant and buoyant film. A film that takes a closer look into the life of a mentally ill person, as portrayed by the brilliant and charming Jimmy Stewart, Harvey for the most part is slowly faced but never boring. Whilst not as humorous as other classic comedies, the level to which Harvey strikes on an emotional scale is mind boggling.
Much like Jimmy Stewart's 1940 The Shop Around the Corner, Harvey leaves more of an impact on the viewer as a drama and offers some scenes of mild humor. What ultimately works best is the close relationship that is established with Jimmy Stewart's Elwood and his relationship with his invisible friend. It's one of…
This is another one of those major classics I have not got around to seeing...until now. In one of his most famous roles, Jimmy Stewart plays a man who has a friend who is a six foot tall invisible rabbit named Harvey and his sister and niece thinks he should be committed. I thought that the film's conceit would get too tiresome or too cute for its own good but the performances especially that of Jimmy Stewart's sell it and his performance makes the film a must-see. Though I don't consider it an all-time favorite, it is a funny, quirky and surprisingly kind of sweet film.
So my first experience with this piece of work was my freshman year in high school. My English class was told that if we went to see the drama classes UIL One Act Play competition piece (Texas has a play competition every year) that we could get extra credit for attending the evening performance. So needing the extra credit I decided to go. I literally had the time of my life it was a much shorter piece than the actual play as it had to be cut down to 40 minutes for competition purposes. So anyway I enjoyed it so much that I went to see it 4 more times as they did a performance during each class period a…
If I had ever had an imaginary friend, it would be James Stewart.
"Oh, Doctor, I... You know, years ago, my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be...' she always called me Elwood... 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh, so smart or oh, so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant." - the sequence of words and phrases most attuned to Jimmy Stewart as an actor.
About the pains of being pure at heart. And how infectious it can be.
Wonderful performance from Jimmy Stewart and a fun movie, although it really does make you look at how they treated people who were a little different then everyone else, times have changed a lot, but also not as much as you may think.
*They just don't come this simple now-a-days.*
I have been dying to see this film for sometime now and today I finally did. I first heard about it (actually) when I watched Zoe Kazan's Ruby Sparks, when they mention this James Stewart movie for a brief second. That was my que to IMDb that shyt and check it out. -- For a 1950s comedy, I do not think anything at the time compared to Henry Koster's HARVEY.
Our story follows an upbeat middle-aged man, Elwood (Stewart), who is best friends with a 6'3(1/2) rabbit. Problem is that he is the only one that can see him, and it is his sister, Veta, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, who have to…
the awkward moment when you realise your best friend literally doesn't exist
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Hilarious, beautiful film based on the Broadway play by Mary Chase, which won the Pulitzer Prize. Jimmy (I know he's James, but in this movie he just seems like "Jimmy") claims to have the acquaintance of a "six-foot-three-and-a-half" rabbit by the name of Harvey. Of course, everyone thinks Elwood P. Dowd (Stewart) is bonkers, but is he? Elwood is supposed to be an alcoholic, but we're never really shown that. He always orders two martinis at his favorite bar, one for him and one for Harvey. We're never shown both of them drinking. But it's assumed Dowd is a drunk and that may be the reason for his seeing Harvey. Or some think that Dowd is flat-out crazy. Elwood is…
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