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I'm reading Lumet's autobiographical 'Making Movies' in which he makes the following candid observations about the filming of 'Child's Play':
'As a play, it had a spooky, theatrical effectiveness that worked.Read more ›
Point two: This is part of a huge lifetime opus of Sidney Lumet's work that I am only beginning to savor and enjoy. Am I lucky or what?
And the main point: Why isn't Beau Bridges in every movie all the time.
Yes you love his brother Jeff. We all love Jeff. But the secret is if the two decided to have a charisma-off, Beau would just stand there and smile and he would win, hands down.
I could watch three hours of Brau Bridges chuckling and grinning and lounging around with Robert Preston as the affable Dobbs and feel like it was time well spent. I'm transported back to a more civilized era.
And the add James Mason casting shadows and angst everywhere and you've got yourself a show.
And if you ever want to see that magic in action, this movie should be the first place you go. Tha man does gymnastics for crying out loud, in slacks and a tie and without missing a beat!
Sidney Lumet's directorial filmography is lengthy, starting with 12 Angry Men, with some films more successful than others. Also a stage play director, he has adapted a number of stage plays to film. Among them are this lesser known little pearl of a thriller. It shows in the limited number of sets and greater emphasis on dialog versus action, making it a cerebral psychological thriller. The principal actors, Robert Preston, James Mason and Beau Bridges turn in excellent performances (Preston and Mason with the larger roles in particular). The setting is a Roman Catholic parochial boarding school for high school age boys. There has been an ongoing, growing feud between two long-time teachers, Joe Dobbs (Preston) and Jerome Malley (Mason), who are the Junior and Senior Deans, respectively.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't see the Broadway production of the play but did read the script of which I don't remember much. Read morePublished 15 months ago by John Thompson
Fine play as originally produced on Broadway. The movie is quite good and helped that much more by able, nicely cast leading players, especially James Mason and Robert Preston.Published 15 months ago by Edward L. Blank
Impressed.....It was old and moved a little slow getting to the point, but its still a good movie- worth the watchPublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
James Mason is great, but it was a confusing film with an unsatisfying ending.Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
I actually loved the movie. It was eerie and exciting trying to figure out what the hell is wrong with the students. The latin teacher comes off as crazy was right the whole time. Read morePublished 21 months ago by shantai ballard
They don't make movies like this anymore with superb acting, a real good story which is suspenseful and eerie. These are the classics. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Michelle Risquet