Whatever the merits of the show itself, this is a very poorly directed film. The spatial relationships between the characters and their environments are particularly confused, the CGI is awfully ugly and unreal, and the acting is very one-note. Hathaway's song is called "I Dreamed a Dream," but we never get a glimpse of her early dream, only "the hell I'm living." There are no layers to what she's doing, only bulldozer emoting.
Very insightful piece on a very inventive series. Wish I could remember "Pitfall" and "Ramrod" enough to add to the conversation, but De Toth is definitely worth exploring, too---
I managed to see Cary Grant's fascinating first film, "This is the Night" on YouTube. Roland Young is actually the leading man, and Grant is the supporting player---it's a Paramount movie---was really great to see.
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