Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of ... See full summary »
James L. Brooks
Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career. Written by
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At the Academy Awards the following year, the Best Actor Oscar was presented by Sylvester Stallone and Dolly Parton, who is herself, of course, a country singer. Stallone and Parton were to each announce one of the nominees, and the announcement of Duvall was supposed to go to Parton for this reason. However, when Stallone missed his cue to begin reading the nominees, Parton began reading them off, resulting in Stallone reading Duvall's name. Parton joked on stage that "that one should have been mine." The announcement of the winner was to be read by Stallone, but once he looked inside and saw who had won, he handed the envelope to Parton so she could announce that the winner was Robert Duvall and present him with the statue. See more »
In the final scenes, Sonny is shown with empty farmland behind him, then after a cut to a wider shot, suddenly the gas station and motel are behind him. See more »
To all aspiring screenwriters: this is how to do it. Horton Foote eschews all of the phony and melodramatic plot devices Hollywood is so fond of, and concentrates instead on telling his tale as truly and simply as possible. In complete synch with him are his collaborators, director Bruce Beresford and star Robert Duvall. There's not a false gesture, extraneous word of dialogue, or wasted camera move. Just people who seem real, who strive to reach out to others, who want love and want to give it, but sometimes don't know how. There are quiet, subtle moments in this movie that squeeze the heart. Don't pass this one by.
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