Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Starring: Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges, Sorrell Booke, Martyn Green
The American Film Theatre was a short-lived attempt by producer Ely Landau to bring stage drama to the screen. The resulting films weren’t quite canned theater, but neither were they wildly cinematic. John Frankenheimer’s film of Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh (1973) was no different, but it was and is a beautifully cast and performed record of the play. Your fondness for it will vary based on how you feel about very long (it runs four hours and is being shown in two parts on consecutive Sundays), very heavy drama of the sort only O’Neill wrote.
Full review: http://www.mountainx.com/movies/review/iceman_cometh
In Brief: The Hendersonville Film Society is screening the second part of John Frankenheimer’s film of Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh.