Two Weeks in Another Town
Dir: Vincente Minnelli
USA, 1962, 107minmins, DCP
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse
Tensions mount between a has-been Hollywood director (Edward G. Robinson) and his washed-up actor partner (Kirk Douglas), even as destructive relationships and a philistine producer disrupt their shoot at Rome’s Cinecittà. Classical Hollywood was history when Vincente Minnelli reunited with The Bad and the Beautiful’s talent for another behind-the-scenes look at moviemaking. The European art film was on the rise, and Minnelli responds here to La Dolce Vita while anticipating Jean-Luc Godard’s Contempt. The film gives the melodrama’s psychosexual aspect a fever-pitch intensity that nears hysteria at its climax, pushing the genre to its limits.
9.2.2019 (SAT): Film talk with Derek Lam
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