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Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)

 -  Drama  -  14 May 1964 (Mexico)
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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 ... 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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PRIDE...POWER...PASSION...PAIN!

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14 May 1964 (Mexico)  »

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Larga jornada hacia la noche  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Jason Robards reprises his Broadway role as James Tyrone, Jr., for which he was nominated for the 1957 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. He also played James Tyrone, Jr., both on Broadway and on TV, in Eugene O'Neill's sequel, A Moon for the Misbegotten (1975). In his later career, Robards played James Tyrone, Sr. (the father) in several productions of "Long Day's Journey Into Night," including a 1988 Broadway revival at the Neil Simon Theater. See more »

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As Edmund and James drink, Edmund picks up the bottle, but in the next shot it is back on 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...
Edmund Tyrone: They...
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 28 July 1963 (1963) See more »

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A great film adaptation
7 November 1999 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

Although this film retains the feel of a stage production, this seems to heighten the tension and emphasize how amazing these performances really are.

I've always felt that the play is well-suited to being filmed in black and white. The lack of color seems to bring out even more of the dreary agony that the characters are going through, as well as making the fog seem even more dismal and real.

Because O'Neill's play is apparently autobiographical, the suffering is amplified intensely. This film is a fantastic drama--but because of the length (around 3 hours) and the anguish that the characters go through, you need to be sure you're in the right mood before you sit down to watch it.


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