Sweet Smell of Success (Mackendrick, 1957)

An early front-runner for Blu-ray of the year is Criterion’s high-definition transfer of Alexander Mackendrick’s masterpiece Sweet Smell of Success, a brazen, sweaty, and razor-sharp critique of American power lust. This film, not Citizen Kane, is the most prominent thematic precursor to Fincher’s The Social Network. My review can be found at Slant.

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s