Give ’Em Hell, Harry! is James Whitmore giving an extraordinary performance, not simply a monologue.
Well if anyone could direct a good blow job, I’d like to think Andy could.
ANDY: “Okay now, I want you to cusp- slightly tickle, nothing too severe- now begin swallowing- DP, just keep that camera on his face the whole time.”
DP: “Oh, uh, okay, do you want a medium shot, a close up, or an extreme close up?”
ANDY: “…. I want a shot on his face the whole time.”
DP: “Should I just push record and stand back?”
ANDY: “Yeah, that’s fine.”
Un homme qui dort
>>Correction above: Blow Job only 36 mins.<<
I thought that 2+ hours didn’t correlate to my memory of the running time.
Primo. An excellent movie as well.
The Warhol film that truly is a one man piece is SLEEP. I actually was able to watch a lot of it in Brussels, during a Warhol exhibition. Very fascinating…
Someone recently made a film adaptation of the play JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN with Ben McKenzie (though there are voice-overs).
Movies with only one actor? I can do better than that…
“Twilight” is a film that NO actors! No actresses, either!
“Give ’em Hell, Harry!” is very good, but it should be noted that it’s pretty much a filmed stage play (can’t remember if it was filmed in front of a live audience). James Whitmore was a fine and underrated actor who for a time in the early 1970s made sort of a cottage industry out of doing one-man shows – he was also did a Will Rogers one-man show just before “Harry” on stage and on TV.
Loved “Secret Honor” and “Monster in a Box”. I don’t think anybody’s mentioned Spalding Gray’s “Swimming to Cambodia”, directed by Jonathan Demme.
“Jesus Christ Saviour” would’ve been a one actor filmed play (Klaus Kinski) if those idiots in the audience had kept their mouths shut and not jumped on stage. Of course, if they hadn’t done that, the film would never have taken on its present dimension.Fascinating film, by the way. If it ever feels tedious, well, that’s how it must have felt for Klaus as he attempted to get through his monologue unimpeded.
Surprised no one has mentioned Sleuth. 2 actors throughout the whole 2 1/2 movie.
“The Noah” is worth a lot more than a look. A truly one-man post-apocalyptic film. No color, no special effects, no zombies but Wow! .
Kustom Kar Kommandos has only one actor.
Blue by Derek Jarman
edit: Ah this isn’t a one man show…. my memory is hazy, I forgot there are some other voices in there…