Smooth talk is a 1985 drama film, loosely based on joyce carol oates 1966 short story where are you going, where have you. Where are you going, where have you been versus smooth talk. Smooth talk is a ninety minute film based on a twelve page short story so its a no brainer that scenes were prolonged and added. Smooth talk 2006 fifteenyearold connie laura dern spends the summer before her sophomore year fixating on getting male attention.
Synonyms for complete at with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions. Eighth grade lesson comparing the short story and the movie. This is a list of films that won awards at the american sundance film festival. Smooth talk, a 1985 film directed by chopra, is loosely based on joyce carol oates 1966 short story where are you going, where have you been. One cannot help but wonder whether smooth talk would have presented these images in the same ambiguous light if it were made by a male director. Pontiac solstice removable hardtopreplacement convertible top. New york times subscribers enjoy full access to timesmachineview over 150 years of new york times journalism, as it originally appeared. Mar 11, 20 the film smooth talk starring laura dern, revolves around the same characters from the story joyce carol oates wrote about, but takes a different approach. Listen across the uk on 97108 fm, digital, online, in hd on our app and via your smart speakers at home. Small choices make a big difference when you compare texts. May, 2016 the conversion of vascular smooth muscle cells s from contractile to proliferative phenotype is thought to play an important role in atherosclerosis. Faithfully adapted from a 1970 joyce carol oates short story, the film s attitudes are better suited to that era than to the. It is a study in deviant psychology, and in the power that one person can have over another, especially if one pushes in the direction where the other person is already headed.
Excellence in cinematography award documentary chile. The short story was later adapted into a film titled smooth talk. Please join this discussion about talk about a smooth criminal. Treat williams in smooth talk 1985 laura dern in smooth talk 1985 laura dern and treat williams in smooth. Laura dern plays a teenager anxious to experience the pleasures of sexual contact. Smooth talk 2006 stream and watch online moviefone. Meaning no matter how tragic or comedic a story begins, the ending is what determines what type of story was told thus what genre it falls in. Buy smooth talk from zavvi, the home of pop culture. The smooth line hardtop has the bad boy look, however is complete with all of the amenities that you would expect for the street. But when it came out, all anyone focused on was the sex. The protagonist and main character, connie wyatt, is played by laura dern. Filming of smooth talk took place in northern california in the cities of sebastopol and santa rosa. Everything that the film is and stands for masterfully builds to this ending. The shiveringly memorable smooth talk friday at beverly cineplex and brentwood theatre may be the first film to get adolescence in.
Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the. Swbat identify and evaluate the differences between the short story and the movie version of flowers for algernon. The film adaptation of where are you going, where have you been. Smooth definition of smooth by the free dictionary. Joaquin phoenix in joker for best actor, renee zellweger in judy for best actress, brad pitt in once upon a hollywood for best supporting actor and laura dern in marriage story for best supporting actress. Connie, the heroine in smooth talk, is a girl like that. Michael jackson smooth criminal full extended film. Smooth talk 1985 smooth talk 1985 the image could not be loaded. Produced for pbss american playhouse series, smooth talk was given a brief theatrical release before its. Though the film smooth talk maintains considerable fidelity to joyce carol oatess, where are you going, where have you been. Im so glad to finally be putting up my own original content and showing love to the greatest to ever do it, michael jackson. The main character is a 15yearold girl with a normal interest in boys her own age. The movie is almost uncanny in its selfassurance, in the way it knows that the first. Smooth talk is one of the few films ever made whose climactic scene takes place on the borderline between reality and the imagination.
Based on the short story, where are you going, where have you been, by joyce carol oates, this film chronicles a 15yearold girl, connies, sexual awakening in the northern california suburbs. Then there was a lot of talk about if this film could be classified as a piece of feminist work or not. This concept of endings is greatly exemplified through the comparison of the short story where are you going, where have you been by joyce carol oates and the film the. Smooth lines club racer street version was inspired by competition only scca club racerdrifter. The final two minutes of smooth talk are noteperfect, subtle and hopeful, emotionally overwhelming but refreshingly unmanipulative, ambiguously suggestive and yet full of clarity. The shiveringly memorable smooth talk friday at beverly cineplex and brentwood theatre may be the first film to get adolescence in america right, down to the last, delicate seismographic tremor. Produced for pbss american playhouse series, smooth talk was given a brief theatrical release before its official february 9, 1987 tv debut. Smooth talk 1985 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Overview of smooth talk, 1986, directed by joyce chopra, with treat williams, laura dern, mary kay place, at turner classic movies. In todays digital and social media infused world, film photography has become something extremely special an art. Smooth radio plays your relaxing music mix, the very best music from the past six decades. Smooth talk essay example topics and well written essays. Joyce chopra cast treat williams, laura dern, mary kay place a freespirited 15yearold girl flirts w. Her experimenting begin to get out of hand when the mysterious arnold friend takes an interest in her.
Like many adaptations, the film director expanded the original story, but focused on depicting the increased vulnerability of adolescents in the american culture. Provided to youtube by sony music entertainment smooth talk evelyn champagne king smooth talk expanded edition. Dickinson peter riding in cars with boys reconsidering smooth. Id love to learn all his smooth techniques he used on people. Smooth talk really spoke to me, and by elaborating on my own adolescence, i hoped to shed light on why specifically this film seems to express so vividly a particular time in life for me. Smoothtalking definition of smoothtalking by the free. The girls name is connie and her nativity leads her to the wrong hands. Play music and entertainment quizzes, personality tests and games on smooth radio. The smooth line hardtop has the bad boy look, is complete with all of the amities that you would expect for the street.
Fully upholstered interior, weather seals, an optional tinted plexiglas rear window, and best of all, easy on and off. Fifteen yearold connie a nubile laura dern and her friends use their summer break in northern california to experiment. Aug 22, 2014 nobodys trying to change anyones opinion or challenge a point of view. Financial analysis of smooth talk 1985 including budget, domestic and international box office gross, dvd and bluray sales reports, total earnings and profitability. Taking the time to take the shot and develop the film, allows the image to stand as a singular, important moment. Oates wrote an essay about the adaptation, where are you going, where have you been.
Ironically and unknown to dern, taylor was the films music director and had suggested using that song in. The story was loosely adapted into the 1985 film smooth talk, starring laura dern and treat williams. Friend demands connie to get in his car, leave her family, and let him have her. For instance, after her first fight with her mother. The film was released on dvd by metrogoldwynmayer home entertainment in 2006.
Talk is trying to talk to a 1980s generation by using 1960s dialog. Kubricks final film is actually a mature, complicated examination of male pride and infidelity. For instance, after her first fight with her mother and the sparks that fly between dern and mary kay place every. Written by peter dickinson, this scholarly articles primary argument is that the movie smooth talk provides a symbolic and psychological interpretation to the story and characters as rich as the short story that its based on. Released june 26th, 2006, smooth talk stars laura dern, treat williams, mary kay place, margaret welsh the pg movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 32 min, and received a score of out of 100 on. Thanks to this film we finally get to see what bruce willis penis looks like. Special jury recognition documentary in heaven there is no beer. Smooth talk pg 1h 32min drama, romance, thriller 17 november 1985 usa a freespirited 15yearold girl flirts with a dangerous stranger in the northern california suburbs and must prepare herself for the frightening and traumatic consequences. Take advantage of great prices on bluray, 4k, merchandise, games, clothing and more. In the film, connie takes the ride and is dropped off at home where she presents to nonchalantly tell her sister about the.
Our favorite artists, cameron hammond and brydie mack to name two, have a common medium. Smooth line hardtops for saturn sky opel gt convertibles. Smooth talk is a 1985 american drama film directed by joyce chopra, loosely based on joyce carol oates 1966 short story where are you going, where. Mar 28, 2016 well, smooth talk is an honorable enough attempt to flesh out the short story to feature film length, directed by a filmmaker of some note, joyce chopra. Rebecca sumner discusses some of the costumes in smooth talk as designed by carol oditz in the midst of a larger argument of how well the film functions as an adaptation.
Quart writes that the film is unimaginable through the eyes of a male director, as it undertakes to examine a girls rite of passage that few if any films have really looked at before 74. The mother seemed more harsh in the movie than in the story, like in the beginning of the film when she says to connie, i look in your eyes and all i see are a bunch of trashy daydreams. With the academy awards just weeks away, there appears to be a quartet of frontrunners emerging in the acting races. The saying goes the only difference between a tragedy and a comedy is the ending. One big difference between the short story and the film adaptation is that joyce carol oates ends her story on a highly ambiguous note, suggesting connie willingly goes off with arnold friend when. However, the contribution of this process to plaque growth has never been fully defined. While her mother, katherine mary kay place, nags her about. That scene is done so beautifully by dern and treat williams that one never forgets it. There was also a point in the movie when connie sits at the kitchen table and listens to her mom talk on the phone. List of sundance film festival award winners wikipedia. Staring margaret welsh, levon helm, laura dern and mary kay place. In praise of bolder women laura dern in 1985s smooth talk. Smooth lines club racer street version was inspired by pontiacs competition only scca club racerdrifter.84 409 1295 1265 929 579 1000 28 1247 256 1443 516 508 1260 1070 908 163 1285 1214 170 1419 1483 1332 953 1406 219 1360 672 828 405 1111 770 9 751