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Loving (1970)

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Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might... See full summary »

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Brooks Wilson
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Selma Wilson
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Lepridon
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Edward
Nancie Phillips ...
Nelly
Janis Young ...
Grace
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Will
Paul Sparer ...
Marve
Andrew Duncan ...
Willy
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Susan
Roland Winters ...
Plommie
Edgar Stehli ...
Mr. Kramm
Calvin Holt ...
Danny
Mina Kolb ...
Diane
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Mrs. Shavelson
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Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might still produce something worthwhile. Written by Gary Couzens <gjcouzens@btinternet.com>

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Trust was something she took for granted

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27 April 1970 (Denmark)  »

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Loving
Music by Bernardo Segall
Lyrics by William B. Dorsey
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"Everybody has his own good reasons"
6 July 2003 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

In the great Jean Renoir classic "Rules of the Game", a character played by the director himself comments that "everybody has his own good reasons." This rightly has been taken to be the great humanist director's basic philosophy of life. Seeing, over and over again, this understanding, non-judgmental attitude by a narrative artist toward his characters' weaknesses is what makes art film audiences love Renoir's work and consider him one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. Irvin Kershner's "Loving" is one of the rare Hollywood films worthy of being called Renoirian, and it is for just this reason. Even though "Loving" is filled with highly-flawed characters making seemingly disastrous choices about their lives, its genius is how it puts the audience in a position where it cannot (or at least cannot with any decency) judge them. This may be more than many audience members can handle, being so used to films with heroes and villains about whom they are allowed to feel smugly superior. The legendary "New Yorker" critic Pauline Kael, in her rave review of the film, wrote that it "looks at the failures of middle-class life without despising the people; it understands that they already despise themselves" and that there's "a decency in the way that Kershner is fair to everyone." We could use a few more films like "Loving" out there in the American film cannon. If you every get a chance to see this film, don't hesitate to do so!


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