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Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)

Author Eugene O'Neill gives an autobiographical account of his explosive homelife, fused by a drug-addicted mother, a father who wallows in drink after realizing he is no longer a famous ... See full summary »

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Author Eugene O'Neill gives an autobiographical account of his explosive homelife, fused by a drug-addicted mother, a father who wallows in drink after realizing he is no longer a famous actor and an older brother who is emotionally unstable and a misfit. The family is reflected by the youngest son, who is a sensitive and aspiring writer. Written by Marc Andreu <mandreu@mediapark.es>

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The Most Shattering...Shocking Journey the Screen Ever Took Into the Human Soul! See more »

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27 November 1963 (Argentina)  »

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Larga jornada hacia la noche  »

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Actress Christine Lahti named this film and "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" as her favorite film in an AFI poll. See more »

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After Mary spills her glass at lunch (back to camera), the liquid soaks the table cloth hanging several inches over the edge of the table. In the next shot, she's blotting the stain (face to camera), and there's a good inch of dry tablecloth between the stain and the edge of the table. See more »

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James Tyrone: [Edmund has just recited a piece of poetry] You recite it well... Who wrote it?
Edmund Tyrone: Baudelaire.
James Tyrone: [Dismissively] Never heard of him. Where you get your taste in authors...
James Tyrone: [Motioning to Edmund's bookshelves] This damned library of yours: Voltaire and Rousseau and Schopenhauer. And Ibsen... Atheists, fools and madmen! And your poet, this... "Baudelaire." And Swinburne, and Oscar Wilde. Whitman and Poe... Whoremongers and degenerates! When I've got three good sets of Shakespeare there you can read...
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Referenced in The Golden Girls: Long Day's Journey Into Marinara (1987) See more »

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Frightening study in human disintegration
22 April 1999 | by (Eatontown, NJ ,USA) – See all my reviews

This film version of the great American play is powerful and devastating. The cast is excellent. Hepburn is able to show the alterations in her character with subtle horror.

This story is a study in how humans lose themselves in the fog of drugs, alcohol, sex, disease, and other escapes from reality. None of the characters is willing to take responsibility for what is happening, and therefore they drift deeper and deeper into the night. The real horror is the fact that they could save themselves, but they never come out of the past or the fog long enough to take the first step.

The emotional impact of the play is incredibly powerful even as it is underplayed. This is one of the few films of a play that really works well and translates the emotions of the stage onto the screen without losing the depth and the catharsis.


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