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Play It as It Lays

Regizat de Frank Perry
Statele Unite, 1972


Maria Wyeth (Tuesday Weld), an ex-model and B-movie actress, strolls on the grounds of a mental hospital, recalling the traumatic events which led to her breakdown.

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Play It as It Lays Regizat de Frank Perry

Premii & Festivaluri

Golden Globes (USA)

1973 | Nominalizat Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

The picture floats and swerves and cuts with observations and weirdly timed statements throughout, brilliantly matching the fragmented time fame and switching POV of Didion’s novel, while wandering from place to place and person to person with Maria’s depressed but succinct sensitivities.
March 06, 2017
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Few screenplays Didion and Dunne worked on could even be called their own, and while the film industry of the 1970s was a far cry from the maniacal factory of the studio system, its writers were expendable. The pair’s adaptation of Play It As It Lays (1972), made in close collaboration with director Frank Perry, stood apart as a film infused with the authorial voice of the writer.
March 28, 2016
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Joan Didion’s quintessential L.A. novel was not so much a love letter as an acid-penned take-down of the amoral, isolating void at the heart of the corrupted and toxic celebrity scene.
February 09, 2016
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