Soapdish (3/10) Movie CLIP – Death of a Salesman (1991) HD

CLIP DESCRIPTION:
David (Robert Downey Jr.) travels to Florida to recruit Jeffrey (Kevin Kline), a washed up TV actor with a gig performing dinner theater for senior citizens.

FILM DESCRIPTION:
In the comedic farce Soapdish, the behind-the-scenes lives of several soap opera actors are just as melodramatic as those of their television counterparts. Sally Field stars as Celeste Talbert, the star of a declining TV show. To make matters worse, Talbert’s career is thrown into turmoil when her rival, Montana Moorehead (Cathy Moriarty), tries to persuade producer David Barnes (Robert Downey Jr.) to write Talbert off the show. Smitten by Moorehead, Barnes comes up with a scheme to get Talbert off the show by hiring her niece Lori (Elisabeth Shue) and then Jeffrey (Kevin Kline), an old flame and cast member who was written out of the show 20 years prior. Soon, mayhem rules on the set as the cast and crew tangle, culminating in a special episode, broadcast live.

CREDITS:
TM & © Paramount (1991)
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Kevin Kline, Phil Leeds
Director: Michael Hoffman
Producers: Joel Freeman, Alan Greisman, Herbert Ross, Aaron Spelling, Victoria White
Screenwriters: Robert Harling, Andrew Bergman

Sweet Smell of Success (3/11) Movie CLIP – A Press Agent's Life (1957) HD

CLIP DESCRIPTION:
J.J. (Burt Lancaster) gives Sen. Walker (William Forrest) a warning.

FILM DESCRIPTION:
Ernest Lehman drew upon his experiences as a Broadway press agent to write the devastating a clef short story “Tell Me About Tomorrow.” This in turn was adapted by Lehman and Clifford Odets into the sharp-edged, penetrating feature film Sweet Smell of Success. Burt Lancaster stars as J. J. Hunsecker, a Walter Winchell-style columnist who wields his power like a club, steamrolling friends and enemies alike. Tony Curtis co-stars as Sidney Falco, a sycophantic press agent who’d sell his grandmother to get an item into Hunsecker’s popular newspaper column. Hunsecker enlists Falco’s aid in ruining the reputation of jazz guitarist Steve Dallas (Martin Milner), who has had the temerity to court Hunsecker’s sister Susan (Susan Harrison). Falco contrives to plant marijuana on Dallas, then summons corrupt, sadistic NYPD officer Harry Kello (Emile Meyer), who owes Hunsecker several favors, to arrest the innocent singer. The real Walter Winchell, no longer as powerful as he’d been in the 1940s but still a man to be reckoned with, went after Ernest Lehman with both barrels upon the release of Sweet Smell of Success. Winchell was not so much offended by the unflattering portrait of himself as by the dredging up of an unpleasant domestic incident from his past. While Success was not a success at the box office, it is now regarded as a model of street-smart cinematic cynicism. The electric performances of the stars are matched by the taut direction of Alex MacKendrick, the driving jazz score of Elmer Bernstein, and the evocative nocturnal camerawork of James Wong Howe.

CREDITS:
TM & © MGM (1957)
Cast: Tony Curtis, William Forrest, Burt Lancaster
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Producers: Tony Curtis, Harold Hecht, Burt Lancaster, James Hill
Screenwriters: Ernest Lehman, Alexander Mackendrick, Clifford Odets

Ewan Rill – Primal Function [Magnitude Recordings]

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Soapdish (2/10) Movie CLIP – Let's Do It (1991) HD

CLIP DESCRIPTION:
David (Robert Downey Jr.) shrewdly persuades Celeste (Sally Field) to go along with the new pages of the script.

FILM DESCRIPTION:
In the comedic farce Soapdish, the behind-the-scenes lives of several soap opera actors are just as melodramatic as those of their television counterparts. Sally Field stars as Celeste Talbert, the star of a declining TV show. To make matters worse, Talbert’s career is thrown into turmoil when her rival, Montana Moorehead (Cathy Moriarty), tries to persuade producer David Barnes (Robert Downey Jr.) to write Talbert off the show. Smitten by Moorehead, Barnes comes up with a scheme to get Talbert off the show by hiring her niece Lori (Elisabeth Shue) and then Jeffrey (Kevin Kline), an old flame and cast member who was written out of the show 20 years prior. Soon, mayhem rules on the set as the cast and crew tangle, culminating in a special episode, broadcast live.

CREDITS:
TM & © Paramount (1991)
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Arne Nannestad, Sally Field, Teri Hatcher, Kathy Najimy
Director: Michael Hoffman
Producers: Joel Freeman, Alan Greisman, Herbert Ross, Aaron Spelling, Victoria White
Screenwriters: Robert Harling, Andrew Bergman

Sweet Smell of Success (2/11) Movie CLIP – J.J.'s Table (1957) HD

CLIP DESCRIPTION:
Sidney (Tony Curtis) interrupts J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster) at a dinner he is having with a senator.

FILM DESCRIPTION:
Ernest Lehman drew upon his experiences as a Broadway press agent to write the devastating a clef short story “Tell Me About Tomorrow.” This in turn was adapted by Lehman and Clifford Odets into the sharp-edged, penetrating feature film Sweet Smell of Success. Burt Lancaster stars as J. J. Hunsecker, a Walter Winchell-style columnist who wields his power like a club, steamrolling friends and enemies alike. Tony Curtis co-stars as Sidney Falco, a sycophantic press agent who’d sell his grandmother to get an item into Hunsecker’s popular newspaper column. Hunsecker enlists Falco’s aid in ruining the reputation of jazz guitarist Steve Dallas (Martin Milner), who has had the temerity to court Hunsecker’s sister Susan (Susan Harrison). Falco contrives to plant marijuana on Dallas, then summons corrupt, sadistic NYPD officer Harry Kello (Emile Meyer), who owes Hunsecker several favors, to arrest the innocent singer. The real Walter Winchell, no longer as powerful as he’d been in the 1940s but still a man to be reckoned with, went after Ernest Lehman with both barrels upon the release of Sweet Smell of Success. Winchell was not so much offended by the unflattering portrait of himself as by the dredging up of an unpleasant domestic incident from his past. While Success was not a success at the box office, it is now regarded as a model of street-smart cinematic cynicism. The electric performances of the stars are matched by the taut direction of Alex MacKendrick, the driving jazz score of Elmer Bernstein, and the evocative nocturnal camerawork of James Wong Howe.

CREDITS:
TM & © MGM (1957)
Cast: Jay Adler, Tony Curtis, William Forrest, Burt Lancaster, Autumn Russell
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Producers: Tony Curtis, Harold Hecht, Burt Lancaster, James Hill
Screenwriters: Ernest Lehman, Alexander Mackendrick, Clifford Odets

Soapdish (1/10) Movie CLIP – When Can You Start? (1991) HD

CLIP DESCRIPTION:
Lori (Elisabeth Shue) sneaks her way into Betsy’s (Carrie Fisher) casting office in hopes of landing a role on a soap opera.

FILM DESCRIPTION:
In the comedic farce Soapdish, the behind-the-scenes lives of several soap opera actors are just as melodramatic as those of their television counterparts. Sally Field stars as Celeste Talbert, the star of a declining TV show. To make matters worse, Talbert’s career is thrown into turmoil when her rival, Montana Moorehead (Cathy Moriarty), tries to persuade producer David Barnes (Robert Downey Jr.) to write Talbert off the show. Smitten by Moorehead, Barnes comes up with a scheme to get Talbert off the show by hiring her niece Lori (Elisabeth Shue) and then Jeffrey (Kevin Kline), an old flame and cast member who was written out of the show 20 years prior. Soon, mayhem rules on the set as the cast and crew tangle, culminating in a special episode, broadcast live.

CREDITS:
TM & © Paramount (1991)
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Costas Mandylor, Carrie Fisher, Cornelia Kiss, Kathy Najimy, Elisabeth Shue
Director: Michael Hoffman
Producers: Joel Freeman, Alan Greisman, Herbert Ross, Aaron Spelling, Victoria White
Screenwriters: Robert Harling, Andrew Bergman

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