Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Paper Moon

Dir: Peter Bogdanovich, 1973, bw (8.2*)
Classic 30’s style screwball comedy, filmed in black and white by Bogdanovich. The casting coup was nine-yr old Tatum O’Neal as father Ryan O’Neal’s newly-orpaned "maybe" daughter, who go off on a con artist spree across Missouri, and she ended up being the youngest winner ever of a competetive Oscar, getting the Supporting Actress award, even though she was definitely a lead actress. Madeleine Kahn was also nominated for a true supporting role, as a "would be" matchup for dad, whose scene stealing "maid" was unknown actress P.J. Johnson. A fun story, told in classic style. "They don’t make em like this any more."


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These are the individual film reviews of what I'm considering the best 1000 dvds available, whether they are films, miniseries, or live concerts. Rather than rush out all 1000 at once, I'm doing them over time to allow inclusion of new releases - in fact, 2008 has the most of any year so far, 30 titles in all; that was a very good year for films, one of the best ever.

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