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Art. Memoir. Journalism. Film. Live Television Variety. Television Soap Operas. John Malkovich. No matter what the media, someone... somewhere is going to be hurt. Maybe killed. Maybe lose their soul. Or their mind. Cinema and Television tells us all (who better?). The media- it's the devil.
A reporter risks an innocent chump's life for the story of a lifetime. One of the sunniest noirs ever made.
Getting an item in an influential column is the most important thing in the world. More important than a young couple's happiness certainly.
Welles looks at liars in art and published memoirs. With music by that French liar Michel Legrand.
If it hadn't been for one director's enslavement to pretension... we might have been robbed of "Ants in Your Pants of 1940".
Film or Italian Women. Truly the media is the devil.
One lonely sound technician's dedication to the truth brings him misery and the perfect scream.
In "The Comedian", Rod Serling and John Frankenheimer adapt Ernest Lehman's quasi-prequel to "Sweet Smell of Success" (featuring an appearance from J.J. Hunsecker's rival columnist Otis Ellwell) in order to examine a true showbiz monster- a comedian.
Who is John Cassavetes really sacrificing his first born to- Satan or Sweet Lady Television Soap Opera?
Is it immortality... or just the siren call of being a revered eccentric character actor?