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‘Crack-Up’ has key elements in place but requires more brushing up

16 August 2013 5:43 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


Written by John Paxton, Ben Bengal and Ray Spencer

Directed by Irving Reis

U.S.A., 1946

A reoccurring question in the ongoing study and appreciation of art is whether art reflects life or vice versa. The real answer ostensibly lies somewhere in the middle, each informing and influencing the other, both embraced in seamless synchronicity. Knowing that, it stands to reason that art can, in effect, comment on itself and has at many a given opportunity in history. When done well one artistic medium may be utilized to comment on another, such as in the 1946 film Crack-Up, directed by Irving Reis. By no means a project lacking in potential, it misses the mark in some key respects, staying afloat with handsome visuals and capable leading actors.

George Steele (Pat O’Brien) arrives at the Manhattan art Museum one night in a state of severe intoxication. As is soon revealed, »

- Edgar Chaput

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