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7.7
/10
159 Ratings

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

Directed by Paul Newman
United States, 1972
Drama

Synopsis

To escape the boredom of her sad existence, Beatrice Hunsdorfer goes through the small the ads and lonely hearts every day. She spends most of her time locked away at home, chain smoking cigarettes. Her father is dead; her son was killed in Korea; her husband left her.

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The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds Directed by Paul Newman

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1973 | Winner: Best Actress

National Board of Review

1972 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Golden Globes (USA)

1973 | Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Critics reviews

There is a sense in Rachel, Rachel but particularly in Gamma Rays that Newman and Woodward are exploring the lives of Rachel and Beatrice without compromise and without any softening or leavening. The result is two films in which they both risk alienating their audience in order to hew as closely as possible to what they saw jointly as the hard truth about small, failed, and embattled lives.
March 24, 2017
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