Hawaii (1966)
First screened in August 2008 / Most recently screened in April 2016
Director: George Roy Hill. Cast: Max von Sydow, Julie Andrews, Jocelyne LaGarde, Ted Nobriga, Manu Tupou, Richard Harris, Elizabeth Logue, Gene Hackman, Carroll O'Connor, Torin Thatcher, John Cullum, George Rose, Lou Antonio, Malcolm Atterbury, Michael Constantine, Diane Sherry, Heather Menzies, John Harding, Lokelani S. Chicarell, Dorothy Jeakins. Screenplay: Dalton Trumbo and Daniel Taradash (based on the novel by James Michener).

Twitter Capsule: Long. Less well cut or lit than it could be. Still, nervier tones and sympathies than you'd expect. I'd prepped for worse.

VOR:   Commits to the arrogance of white Western missionaries and colonists without totally selling out their intentions or values. Interesting on marriage. Exemplar of mid-60s roadshow style.

Photo © 1966 United Artists/The Mirisch Corporation; image c/o Home Theater Forum

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Jocelyne LaGarde
Best Cinematography (Color): Russell Harlan
Best Costume Design (Color): Dorothy Jeakins
Best Original Score: Elmer Bernstein
Best Original Song: "My Wishing Doll"
Best Sound: Gordon E. Sawyer
Best Visual Effects: Linwood G. Dunn

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Actor (Drama): Max von Sydow
Best Supporting Actress: Jocelyne LaGarde
Best Original Score: Elmer Bernstein

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