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Well-directed, affecting character study MarieGabrielle 27 December Paul Newman again surprises along with "Rachel, Rachel" as Joanne Woodward is presented in the unglamorous role of Beatrice Hunsdorfer, a bitter widow living on the fringe in an anonymous Connecticut suburb.
Nell Potts and Roberta Wallach in diametrically opposed roles, Ruth, the epileptic popular daughter, and Mathilda, the science-project sensitive daughter who relates to her pet rabbit. While some is a bit overdone it is no stretch to imagine a bored housewife trying to make ends meet; Woodward is sympathetic and annoying at the same time.
This film was made in and it would truly amazing to see real character portrayals in film again. Today we have to visit the theater for such affecting performances. Well worth more than one viewing.
Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote. The thrill of it has lasted 28 years! I saw the film in the year of its release. I would dearly love to see it again, but on the few occasions that I have enquired, I have been greeted by bewildered expressions from folk who plainly think that I am having them on when I mention the title.
Perhaps this is an apt result, given the way that the star of the film played such an alienated role that fans of the film should now find themselves being looked at in a somewhat dubious way!
To those who have not seen it, grab this powerful performance with both hands. It truly is a gem, with a fine range of emotions, and a cast that works fully together. Thank you for giving me the chance to write this.
Joanne Woodward plays an unemployed eccentric divorcee Beatrice Hunsdorfer, who is raising two young daughters. For income, she takes in boarders in this case, a neglected elderly women. Matilda, the younger daughter is an introvert, smart and a loner.
She seeks refuge in her school work, mainly her science projects.
Matilda for the most part is the only character in the film who has any redeeming social graces. If anyone happens to know when or where I can get one, please email me the details. I have a copy that I recorded many years ago when it played one night on a late movie show, so I have that to fall back on.
But I would really like to get this movie on DVD.In , he wrote The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, his first and most successful play.
The play ran off-Broadway in , and on /5. Apr 18, · The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds is a pessimistic, slice-of-life picture of the “atomic age” family. This drama, written in two acts with five scenes each, centers on the Hunsdorfer family.
The play The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man in The Moon Marigolds and both Antigone and Oedipus have used the same ideas and they both have very similar aspects to them. When the Moon passes through the shadow of the Earth.
Earth is then in between the Sun and the Moon. This does not happen every full moon because the orbit of the Moon is tilted 5 degrees. A galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, (or megaparsecs).
For comparison, the Milky Way has a diameter of at least 30, parsecs (, LY) and is separated from the Andromeda Galaxy, and they can play an important role in galactic evolution. The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, like most of Zindel’s plays, intensifies the themes and characters that appear in his young-adult novels.
Two teenagers, Ruth and Tillie.