TITLE

THEATRE

AUTHOR(S)
Ðentley, Éric
PUB. DATE
February 1956
SOURCE
New Republic;2/27/56, Vol. 134 Issue 9, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Entertainment Review
ABSTRACT
This article presents an analytical comparison between the movie "Marty" and the theatrical production "Middle of the Night," by dramatist Paddy Chayefsky. It is perhaps in the nature of the case that the film would be far superior to the play, for the talent of Chayefsky is wholly journalistic, and the camera is a better reporter of external facts than the stage will ever be. When an author writes with his audience, not his characters, in mind, his writing is necessarily all calculation and contrivance. Which is why Chayefkys's intended eulogy to average humanity does not work out.
ACCESSION #
14409338

 

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