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Film, Kenneth Branagh's <i>Sleuth</i> Remake Relies on Caine's Black Comedy

Kenneth Branagh's Sleuth Remake Relies on Caine's Black Comedy

Before he snagged the lead in Joseph L. Mankiewicz' 1972 screen version of Anthony Shaffer's 1970 stage play Sleuth, Laurence Olivier had, with his customary diplomatic finesse, dismissed the source material as "a piece of piss." Two movie adaptations later,…
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Second Time Around

White Heat and All About Eve James Cagney's surplus energy expressed itself on screen in fellow-feeling and psychosis, in youthful high spirits as well as embittered rage, and in a 100-proof charm that alternated with homicidal cruelty. Once he started,…
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