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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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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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A shadow of the boom microphone can be seen moving on the wall and picture behind Mary as she sits in the rocking chair after getting back from her trip to the drug store. 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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Katharine Hepburn's triumph
1 October 2002 | by (Evora, Portugal) – See all my reviews

Let me elaborate a little on this title - I don't think any of the four major players failed to do an exceptional work on this film, I just happen to think Katharine Hepburn's portrayal of Mary Tyrone's character does Eugene O'Neil's play most justice and herself an outstanding tragedienne's performance on film, a reason enough for all of us to be thankful!


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