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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

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Long Day’s Journey into Night

Long Day’s Journey into Night

Nominated for an Academy Award, Katharine Hepburn joins heavyweights Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, and Dean Stockwell in this family drama. Long Day’s Journey Into Night, based on Eugene O’Neill’s stage play, must have been shocking in its day, but it now seems overwrought. There are fine performances all around, but a bit too theatrical for film. Powerful themes begin to fade after continued repetition. Solid, but not terribly enjoyable, and even something of a slog at nearly three hours in length.

**¼ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


1962 • 174 MINUTES
FIRST COMPANY

STARRING
• KATHARINE HEPBURNRALPH RICHARDSON

ALSO STARRING
• JASON ROBARDSDEAN STOCKWELLJEANNE BARR

WRITTEN BY
• EUGENE O'NEILL (PLAY)

DIRECTED BY
•  SIDNEY LUMET

1962 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (1)
• BEST ACTRESS: KATHARINE HEPBURN (LOST TO ANNE BANCROFT FOR THE MIRACLE WORKER)

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