Long Day’s Journey Into Night

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(out of 5


This film adaptation of the Eugene O’Neill play is a sobering look into a dysfunctional family. Two boys have grown up with a penny-pinching actor father () and a near-lunatic mother (), and we view the considerable effects it has had on their lives. shines as the older, more put-upon sibling, while gives manic energy to the younger, more pent-up brother whose frequent illnesses are a constant issue with the clan. The film features tight direction and moody photography, a very captivating film for something so stagebound (it’s basically filmed like a play on screen).


First Company

USA, 1962

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on his play

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1962

Cannes Film Festival 1962

Golden Globe Awards 1962

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