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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 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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At one point during rehearsals, Sidney Lumet felt that Ralph Richardson wasn't really getting the proper measure of his character, James Tyrone. Lumet took the actor aside and launched into a 45 minute lecture about his character's motivations. Richardson finally stopped him by saying "I see what you mean, dear boy, a little more cello, a little less flute". Lumet confessed to being enormously impressed with this way of expressing it. See more »

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As Edmund pockets the money from James, he flashes it in the left hand, but pockets it with the right. 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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Brilliant performances
17 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

When you read them from a book, Eugene O'Neill's plays seem kind of flat. The dialog seems ordinary and uninspired compared to more poetic U.S. playwrights like Tennessee Williams.

But the brilliant acting in this film version of "Long Day's Journey" - especially the delicately nuanced work of Katharine Hepburn as the mother and a sensitive performance by Dean Stockwell as the younger son - shows me what a magnificent playwright O'Neill was. At times this tragic play seems almost Shakespearean.


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