Hudson closeted his sexuality, and it is debatable how this could have affected his roles in his melodramas, particularly the way he acted towards women. Hiding sexuality is a big theme in Philadelphia, and the narrative itself does a very good job of that. Beckett receives a promotion, but is soon fired due to the loss of some important paperwork, which is not the real excuse, and the audience presume as well as Beckett that he was fired because of his AIDS. The audience are never informed that Beckett has AIDS, we only become aware over time and his physical appearance.
The film is a quick-witted translation of the play, essentially a parlor drama with witty, Oscar Wilde -like banter and glib repartee from nearly every actor.
There are moments of rare beauty in the dialogue, even if director George Cukor rarely uses them to give the film more visual flair or energy. The story both spoofs and plays sly homage to Clifford Odets ' earnest socialist dramas, in which kind-hearted socialites learn to love and admire the working poor -- except that, in The Philadelphia StoryHepburn turns her back on the working-class hero and returns to her own kind, the aristocratic, debonair, completely irresistible Cary Grant who does a wonderful job of being The aristocrats are well-skewered by the delightful screenplay, and James Stewart is excellent as the cynical but smitten reporter, in a performance that won him his only Academy Award.
Donald Ogden Stewart 's faithful adaptation of the Barry play was also recognized by the Academy. High Societythe musical version of this story, was moderately successful, but not in the same classic league.Philadelphia, apart from having talented actors delivering remarkable performances, is a piece of history that anyone with a heart and a sense of justice can understand.
Full Review. If you can’t tell by my witty blog post title (shame on you), I am referring to a Tom Hanks film; Philadelphia, to be precise. Made in , this drama depicts a young lawyer who is fired from a prestigious law firm.
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At the time of its release, Jonathan Demme's Philadelphia was the first big-budget Hollywood film to tackle the medical, political, and social issues of AIDS.
Tom Hanks, in his first Academy Award 78%. This movie Theater is the absolute worst. It has a terrible smell, the carpet is dirty, the theater I was in was disgusting.
The worst part is the movie started from the middle and if I never went. In propaganda terms, it makes Leni Riefenstahl's pro-Nazi documentaries of the s look like the work of Super-8 movie amateurs.
"Philadelphia" is not a movie, it's a prophylactic. It's the kind.