Perhaps best known for Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner – a movie of high social conscience and low artistic worth – director Stanley Kramer apparently, in 1966, guilted the Academy into eight Oscar nominations with this cluttered adaptation of a Katherine Anne Porter novel. In a film that comes on like a very special episode of The Love Boat, the passengers on a luxury liner cruising from Mexico to Germany in 1933 broadly represent humanity in microcosm – Leigh’s weary divorcee, Jose Ferrer’s cartoonish anti-Semite, George Segal’s leftist painter, the peasant woodcarver in steerage who dies to save the life of a lapdog, the hooker with a heart of cliche. Tete-a-tetes, drunken confessions, and heated confrontations are interrupted only by pious sermonizing and the pithy wisdom of a dwarf.
Ship of Fools Perhaps best known for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner -- a movie of high social conscience and low artistic worth -- director Stanley Kramer apparently,...Ship of Fools Perhaps best known for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner -- a movie of high social conscience and low artistic worth -- director Stanley Kramer apparently,...2003-12-12
Starring: Lee Marvin, Vivien Leigh; Director: Stanley Kramer
Posted December 12 2003 — 12:00 AM EST
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