Sometimes a Great Notion

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Paul Newman in Sometimes a Great Notion

Paul Newman in Sometimes a Great Notion Photo: Universal Pictures/Photofest

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Time Out says

Taken on by Newman half way through (the film was started by Richard A Colla), the surprising thing about this adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel is that it holds together at all: a drama about a family of independent lumberjacks, ruled over by Henry Fonda's biblical father, whose unity is shattered by the arrival of a wayward son (Sarrazin) in the midst of a dispute with other (striking) loggers. If the struggle within the family too quickly degenerates into hand-me-down Tennessee Williams dramatics, Newman's handling of the outdoor scenes, especially those involving work, is - like his own acting - restrained but powerfully evocative.
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Release details

UK release:

1971

Duration:

114 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Paul Newman

Cast:

Cliff Potts, Henry Fonda, Linda Lawson, Lee Remick, Paul Newman, Michael Sarrazin, Richard Jaeckel

Editor:

Robert Wyman

Producer:

John Foreman

Art Director:

Philip M Jefferies

Music:

Henry Mancini

Screenwriter:

John Gay

Cinematography:

Richard Moore

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