Paper Moon
First screened in July 2014
Director: Peter Bogdanovich. Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, P.J. Johnson, John Hillerman, Jessie Lee Fulton, Burton Gilliam, Floyd Mahaney, Noble Willingham, Gilbert Milton, Randy Quaid, Jody Wilbur, Liz Ross, Yvonne Harrison, Eleanor Bogart, Dorothy Foster, George Lillie, Lana Daniel, Rose-Mary Rumbley. Screenplay: Alvin Sargent (based on the novel Addie Pray by Joe David Brown).

Twitter Capsule: Clearly same mixologist but nice tonic after solemn mythologizing of Picture Show. Comic action against overcast scrim.

VOR:   Charming but credible period atmosphere, deftly evoking people's lives within and around the leads' exploits. Elastic and nuanced in tone. Among decade's best black & white outings.

Photo © 1973 Paramount Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Supporting Actress: Madeline Kahn
Best Supporting Actress: Tatum O'Neal
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alvin Sargent
Best Sound: Richard Portman & Les Fresholtz

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Tatum O'Neal
Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Ryan O'Neal
Best Supporting Actress: Madeline Kahn
Most Promising Newcomer (Female): Tatum O'Neal

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