Thursday, 5 April 2018

Capital Celluloid 2018 - Day 105: Mon Apr 16

Paper Moon (Bogdanovich, 1973): Prince Charles Cinema, 6.10pm


This 35mm screening is part of the 'Cinematic Jukebox' season. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Peter Bogdanovich seems to have chosen John Ford's underrated Will Rogers vehicles of the 30s (Judge Priest, Steamboat 'Round the Bend) as the models for this 1973 Depression comedy; the images (by Laszlo Kovacs) have a lovely dusty openness—a realistic view of the midwestern flatlands fading into a romantic memory. Ryan O'Neal is a con man and Tatum O'Neal is the foundling who may or may not be his daughter. Though their relationship is conventionally drawn, it has a heart that Bogdanovich hasn't been able to recapture.

Dave Kehr

Here (and above ) is the trailer.

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