Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Lost Weekend (USA. 1945)

The classic wave continues...

Applause all around for f Ray Millan as the boozer without a hope in the world. The film follows his every move and he brings the acting thunder to make it worth your time. Director Billy Wilder his thing (This is the man that Cameron Crowe called "The best Director EVER" after all) and its a gripping ride through the dementia of an addict. Only the out of place pat ending is off putting with a quickie wrap up. Life doesn't always have happy endings, but Hollywood at the time seemed to think otherwise. There's no question in any ones mind that this isn't a piece of pure gold cinema.

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