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The Wedding Party (1969)

R | | Comedy | 9 April 1969 (USA)
See Robert DeNiro in his first starring role in Brian DePalma's wildly comic first feature The Wedding Party!
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Reverend Oldfield
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Charlie
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Penny Bridgers ...
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Early Brian de Palma; interesting curiosity
26 June 2006 | by (London, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This slight film is mostly going to be of interest to de Palma or Robert de Niro fans, but not many others. Shot in black and white, the tale of a man who plans to get married and has second thoughts, is peppered with more radical cinematography than the plot deserves: the speeded up walking and 'zany'/'madcap' car driving.

But the idea of a threesome of men talking through jump-cuts ended up being used to much better effect in de Palma's Greetings, which also starred a young de Niro again.

Also the film's strength or weakness - depending on your mood - is that much of it clearly was shot on film stock that had no sound, so the genius is that much of the film is 'silent' ie it only has accompanying music. This adds to the scenes when dialogue does kick into the film. Unfortunately, the insignificance of the improvised conversations hardly make you want to wait for the next such discourse.

Worth watching once, but don't spend too much on the ticket!


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