Just before the Salem Witch Trials, an embittered old woman, who has learned witchcraft, teams up with the Devil Read More »
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A man with a wife and two daughters learns that he has a son. It seems that a few years ago while visiting France Read More »
Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. Read More »
When a married man’s mistress falls seriously ill, he must make the toughest choice of his life. Read More »
In 1962, the Marine Corps family, the Meechums – parents Lieutenant Colonel Wilbur “Bull” Meechum and Lillian Meechum Read More »
Two reporters, Tracy and Chuck, get a message from a third one who discovered something about “Futureworld” and was killed before he could tell anyone about it. They visit Futureworld to find out what he knew.
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The Seagull (1975) John J. Desmond, David Clennon, Blythe Danner, Olympia Dukakis, Biography, Drama, Music
Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull centers around impassioned would-be writer Konstantin (Frank Langella, Dracula), who hopes to write plays that will shatter what he sees as the clumsy, artificial constraints of theater. But his self-indulgent mother (Lee Grant, Shampoo), a famed actress, dismisses his efforts. Her lover (Kevin McCarthy, Invasion of the Body Snatchers), a successful novelist, patronizes Konstantin and steals away the young man’s beloved Nina (Blythe Danner, Meet the Parents). Chekhov is above all a poet of love–not the raptures of consummation, but the misery of love unrequited, misdirected, spurned, and abused. His eloquent tales of heartbreak have a phenomenal compassion for the weaknesses and flaws of human beings. This TV movie, based on the 1975 production at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, is intelligent and warm, with excellent performances from Langella, Danner, and Grant in particular.
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