The Lost WeekendThe desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 101 minQuality: SDRelease: 1945IMDb: 7.9Keywords:
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Creators of "The Lost Weekend"Charles R. JacksonBirthdate: 1903 in Summit, New Jersey, USACharles BrackettBirthdate: 26 November 1892, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Lost Weekend"New York Daily NewsFebruary 23, 2012
Under Wilder's imaginative direction, Milland has been able to convey just what an uncontrollable craving for liquor does to a man's mind, his body and soul.TIME MagazineFebruary 17, 2009
Director Billy Wilder's technique of photographing Third Avenue in the grey morning sunlight with a concealed camera to keep the crowds from being self-conscious gives this sequence the shock of reality.VarietyFebruary 20, 2008
It is intense, morbid -- and thrilling. Here is an intelligent dissection of one of society's most rampant evils.Chicago ReaderDecember 12, 2006
Today it's less impressive but not without its virtues.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
What makes the film so gripping is the brilliance with which Wilder uses John F Seitz's camerawork to range from an unvarnished portrait of New York brutally stripped of all glamour.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
A shatteringly realistic and morbidly fascinating film.CinePassionMarch 13, 2016
Dry alkies and wet teetotalers perpetually out of balance, startlingly laid out by Wilder as a lonely metropolis' quivering nervous systemRadio TimesJanuary 13, 2014
Despite the grim subject matter, there are glimpses of Wilder's characteristic mordant wit, and the director's location work in New York's Third Avenue district is exemplary. Casting the hitherto bland Milland was a stroke of genius.The Age (Australia)February 19, 2013
One of cinema's earliest and best portraits of drug addiction.Observer (UK)February 19, 2013
Although ultimately less bleak than Charles Jackson's autobiographical novel, the film is uncompromising in its depiction of the lies, self-deception and degradation that alcoholism leads to.Total FilmFebruary 19, 2013
Taken as a treatise on addiction generally, it's remarkably sensitive and thoughtful.The NationSeptember 14, 2012
While you watch it, it entirely holds you.
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