Monday, February 9, 2009
The Big Knife
“An intelligent, haunting film full of wonderful performances, particularly from Jack Palance (never better) and Rod Steiger as, respectively, the movie star coming apart at the seams and the studio boss who wants to cover up the paranoia at any price. This is one of the more successful films that Hollywood has made about itself, blessed with a marvelously literate script from the play by Clifford Odets and able direction from Robert Aldrich. A great movie suffused with realistic tension and lacerating satire.” (Sofacinema)
It also stars Ida Lupino-one of my favorite actresses, who was also noted as one of the first prominent female directors.
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