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Roseland (film)

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Director  James Ivory
Music director  Michael Gibson
Duration  
Language  English
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Music, Romance
Screenplay  Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Country  United States
Roseland (film) movie poster
Release date  1977 (1977)
Writer  Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (story)
Cast  Christopher Walken (Russel), Teresa Wright (May), Geraldine Chaplin (Marilyn), Joan Copeland (Pauline), Conrad Janis (George), Lou Jacobi (Stan)
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Roseland is a 1977 Merchant Ivory Productions' anthology film with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. It was directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant.

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The film is made up of three connected short features, The Waltz, The Hustle and The Peabody. All three stories share a theme of the protagonists trying to find the right dance partner, and all are set in the Roseland Ballroom in New York City.

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Plot

At Roseland, an older lady, May (Wright), with a light step, looks for the memory of her husband in the ballroom's mirrors. Stan (Jacobi), a cheerful older man steers May to brandy alexanders and away from her past.

Pauline (Copeland) is a middle-aged widow with the means to pay for the services of a younger gigolo, Russell (Walken) and share champagne with her Roseland friends, the dance teacher Cleo (Helen Gallagher) and the shy divorcee, Marilyn (Chaplin). Both Marilyn and Cleo fail to break Russell's attachment to the lifestyle that Pauline provides.

Rosa (Skala), a former Schrafft's cook and wannabe dance superstar makes it her mission to win the peabody prize with her older partner, Arthur (Thomas) who is desperate to marry her.

Crew

  • Director: James Ivory
  • Producer: Ismail Merchant
  • Screenplay: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  • Photography: Ernest Vincze
  • Music: Michael Gibson
  • Dance director: Patricia Birch
  • Associate producers: Dennis J. Murphy, Macy Wall
  • Executive producers: Michael T. Murphy, Ottomar Rudolf
  • Casting: Judy Abbott
  • Film editors: Humphrey Dixon, Richard Schmiechen
  • Length: 104 minutes.

    Reception

    The Washington Post explained that the film shows what "is mostly the sadness and faded dreams of dancers who look like they were around the day the doors first opened." The review praised how Ivory "effectively uses three romantic vignettes" as well as the "realistic" dialogue.

    References

    Roseland (film) Wikipedia
    Roseland (film) IMDb Roseland (film) themoviedb.org


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