Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Two for the Seesaw
A square from Nebraska? An off-beatnik from Greenwich Village? It just didn't figue ... that they would ... that they could ... that they did!
Jerry Ryan wanders aimlessly around New York after giving up his Nebrascan law practice. His wife asks for a divorce. He meets Gittel, a struggling dancer from Greenwich Village and they try to sort out their lives. An extended conversation piece with a static camera, but reflects the moral climate of the time.
I am tired of seeing Robert Mitchum as a sad sack. First it was The Friends of Eddie Coyle, now this. In this film Mitchum played a man who was in the early stages of divorce. He is a straight laced lawyer, or at least he used to be a lawyer. He meets a woman at a party played by Shirley MacLaine. She is a beatnik type and several years his junior.
Both leads are fantastic in their roles. It is the roles that got to me. The script was based on a hit Broadway play and it plays out like one on screen. The two leads go through every emotion in the book and it is tiresome to watch…
Beautifully shot with some great scenes of New York city. This was based on a play, and the two main roles were Anne Bancroft and Henry Fonda. I think they would have been much better in these roles. Mitchum is supposed to be a lawyer from Nebraska, somewhat overwhelmed by the big city, but he's just too tough and worldly-sounding.
I would have loved to have seen this made with the original Broadway pairing of Henry Fonda and Anne Bancroft in the lead roles. While Mitchum and MacLaine are good, the chemistry seems a little lacking at times. This must have been considered a little racy in its time, with the early scenes in Gittel's apartment. Overall, I enjoyed it , but I doubt I would venture to seek it out again.
What people did before television sets.
I really wanted to like this more. Mitchum's character is just a bit too condescending and unsympathetic.
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- Beat Girl
- The Beatniks
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- Born to Kill