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February 12, 2009

Marty Film Review

Filed under: Uncategorized — smackamack @ 9:24 pm

martyPlot: Marty is a 34-year-old butcher whose Italian family is constantly after him to get married. He meets plain-looking schoolteacher Clara. They are both lonely, unglamorous people who have resigned themselves to their unloved lives. But they manage, in time, to grope their way to love. 

This film Marty (1955) starring Ernest Borgnine won the Oscar for best actor, director, screenplay and film in 1955.  It was originally a one hour TV special filmed live in the early 1950s with a completely different cast (if you ever get a chance to see this…it’s even better than the film).

I really enjoyed the film because its sweet, real, and genuine.  Not to mention it has fantastic 1950s dialogue such as ‘tomatoes’ and ‘dogs’ when referring to women.

Marty isn’t a fast pasted action film, or a romantic comedy…but I recommend this film for anyone who likes old films, you wont be sorry if you watch it.  Especially if you are an NYU student…we are said to be ‘one step away from the streets’.  

 I give this film **** stars.

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