Paper Moon

PhotobucketPhotobucketRoad comedy set during the Great Depression about a father and daughter team who work as a couple of grifters. Hilarious, affectionate and stylish film makes excellent use of black and white cinematography. Director Peter Bogdanovich is at the top his game here.

4 Responses to “Paper Moon”

  1. I recently re-watched this great classic. It really holds up on multiple viewings. The father and daughter team really worked well. Madeline Kahn puts in a stunning performance also.

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    • I should have mentioned Madeline Kahn as Trixie Delight. She was brilliant in an Oscar nominated performance. Amazingly this was just her second film. What’s Up, Doc? was her first.

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  2. Too bad, isn’t it, Bogdanovich couldn’t have bottled some of the magic he put into in this one. Reminds you a little of Preston Sturges’ career maybe, but at least HE had close to ten years before whatever-it-is-that-makes-good-comedies got away from him.

    And I’ve got some advice for Addie: spend another month or two with that lovable no-account you think of as your father; but don’t forget the way back to that terrific aunt you have in Missouri.

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