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Made in U.S.A (1966)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  27 September 1967 (USA)
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Set in the near future, Paula, a leftist writer, goes from Paris to the French town of Atlantic-Cité when she learns of the death of a former colleague and lover, Richard P. Is she there to... See full summary »

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Paula Nelson (as AK)
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Richard Widmark (as LS)
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Donald Siegel (as JPL)
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Marianne Faithfull (as MF)
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David Goodis (as YA)
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Set in the near future, Paula, a leftist writer, goes from Paris to the French town of Atlantic-Cité when she learns of the death of a former colleague and lover, Richard P. Is she there to investigate? On the surface, faces are beautiful, colors bright, clothes trendy. Beneath, little is clear: some talk to Paula as if she's Alice in Wonderland, corpses pile up, and ideological struggles insert themselves. A murder victim's nephew and a political party's hired hands hover around Paula. Is obscuring things her goal or is it life that's obscure? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Release Date:

27 September 1967 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,125 (USA) (9 January 2009)

Gross:

$81,105 (USA) (24 April 2009)
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Though based on "The Jugger" by Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake), the author received no compensation for this adaptation. Westlake, who passed away at the end of 2008, successfully kept the film from being shown in the US during his lifetime. See more »

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Referenced in 2 x 50 Years of French Cinema (1995) See more »

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As Tears Go By
Written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Andrew Loog Oldham
Performed by Marianne Faithfull
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Strange stuff!
16 December 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

A cinematographic experiment by Jean-Luc Godard! Not too accessible. Interesting opening credits with just the initials of the cast. The colors are bright, contrasting with the usual black and white movies that Godard made before this one. At some point, the movie reminded me of the hit series "Twin Peaks" by David Lynch. But this is way more incoherent. In fact, it's hard to figure if there's anything to be made of this film. Still, Godard get to explore the fascination of the French for everything that comes from the U.S.A. Another interesting fact: some of the talks exchanged by the characters (ex. in the bar scene). A linguist would probably have some fun analyzing this. Some scenes are just painful to watch if you're tired (ex. the political manifesto on tape)! Anna Karina is great to watch, as usual.

Out of 100, I give it 71. That's good for ** out of ****.

Seen at home, in Toronto, on November 26th, 2002.


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