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Long Day's Journey Into Night
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14 May 1964 (Mexico) See more »
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PRIDE...POWER...PASSION...PAIN!
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Author Eugene O'Neill gives an autobiographical account of his explosive homelife, fused by a drug-addicted mother... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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(48 articles)
Broadway Will Dim Its Lights to Honor Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46
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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead at age 46
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Frightening study in human disintegration See more (47 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Sidney Lumet 
 
Writing credits
Eugene O'Neill (play "Long Day's Journey Into Night")

Produced by
Jack J. Dreyfus Jr. .... executive producer
Ely A. Landau .... producer (as Ely Landau)
Joseph E. Levine .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
André Previn 
 
Cinematography by
Boris Kaufman 
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Rosenblum 
 
Production Design by
Richard Sylbert 
 
Set Decoration by
Gene Callahan 
 
Costume Design by
Sophie Devine  (as Motley)
 
Makeup Department
Herman Buchman .... makeup artist
Mary Roche .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
George Justin .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larry Sturhahn .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jack Flaherty .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Kenn Collins .... sound effects
Jim Shields .... sound (as James Shields)
Mark Wortreich .... sound effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Fortune .... chief electrician
Edward Knott .... key grip
Albert Taffet .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Flo Transfield .... wardrobe
 
Other crew
Marguerite James .... script supervisor
Stephen F. Kesten .... production associate (as Stephen Kesten)
 
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174 min | 170 min (TCM print) | 134 min (edited version)
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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) (TV). 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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Continuity: Mary's hands change position as she stands, showing them to Kathleen.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 say he was a souse, too.
[...]
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31 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Frightening study in human disintegration, 22 April 1999
Author: Matthew Ignoffo (mermatt@webtv.net) from Eatontown, NJ, USA

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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