Sweet Smell of Success (BFI Film Classics)

Sweet Smell of Success (BFI Film Classics)

Sweet Smell of Success (BFI Film Classics)

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 while movie studios have been cringing lower than the repressive eye of the censors and an both intimidating political and media setting. Starring Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis, this movie used to be the 1st of its variety to tackle the Hollywood method because it served up a dose of revenge for the left opposed to the suffocating cultural surroundings of the interval. James Naremore’s insightful research bargains new information regarding the various revisions of the screenplay, negotiations with censors, and the annoying conditions lower than which the movie was once shot and obtained by means of critics and the general public. He additionally offers an in depth statement at the entire product, examining the $64000 contributions of its a number of proficient creators.

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