"The Sweet Smell of Success" [FAUX REAL]
Truth-telling in Narrative Film
The Sweet Smell of Success
Dir. Alexander Mackendrick, 1957, 96 min.
Tyrannical gossip columnist J.J. Hunsceker (Burt Lancaster) rules the roost amidst New York City's mid-century fame game. Sidney Falco, played by the late, great Tony Curtis (1925-2010), is Hunsceker's sidekick as well as a hustling publicist consumed by desperate ambition. Hunsceker is determined to prevent his sister from marrying Steve Dallas, a jazz musician, and employs Falco to break up the affair by any means necessary. One of the most real films the Hollywood machine ever churned out.
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