Sweet Smell of Success (BFI Film Classics)

By James Naremore

One of the main bold motion pictures of the Fifties, the darkish satire Sweet odor of Success, took on McCarthyism at a time whilst movie studios have been cringing lower than the repressive eye of the censors and an both intimidating political and media atmosphere. Starring Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis, this movie used to be the 1st of its type to tackle the Hollywood process because it served up a dose of revenge for the left opposed to the suffocating cultural surroundings of the interval. James Naremore’s insightful examine bargains new information regarding the numerous revisions of the screenplay, negotiations with censors, and the annoying situations less than which the movie used to be shot and obtained through critics and the general public. He additionally presents a close statement at the accomplished product, examining the real contributions of its numerous proficient creators.

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