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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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PRIDE...POWER...PASSION...PAIN!

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27 November 1963 (Argentina)  »

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Larga jornada hacia la noche  »

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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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In the climatic final scene as Mary wanders about her empty house, the shadow of a crew member is visible in the room. 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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A Long Day's Journey into a movie with star calibre performances of a majorly dysfunctional family.
13 December 1998 | by (Mesa, AZ) – See all my reviews

A long descent into the sick heart of a family that is as dysfunctional as any to ever hit the silver screen. This movie covers, in sometimes tedious detail, the idiosyncrasies of each member of the family. Mom, (Kate Hepburn) in an Oscar-worthy performance as the center of the family and a drug addict. She is almost too convincing as someone on the edge. Dad, (Richardson) as the miserly father too cheap to even give his sick wife and son the proper medical treatment. And the 2 sons played by Stockwell and Robards as the demented and damaged off-shoots of 2 very fragile human beings. If you look closely, O'Neil has made it so that it seems each individual is responsible for the way the family has turned out. And so it is with all of us. It is not just our parents but ourselves that effect the family tree and its health or lack of it.


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