Sep 10 & 12, 2009, 7:30 pm; Sep 13, 2009, 2 pm
Bigger Than Life
By Nicholas Ray
“James Mason goes from manic to megalomaniacal in this unrestrained critique of alpha masculinity and the '50s nuclear family. Pumped full of cortisone to combat an otherwise incurable illness, Mason's mild-mannered schoolteacher is transformed into a deluded monster who imagines himself an all-powerful Übermensch. Ray uses the domestic melodrama to lay bare the myths and pieties of postwar American life in this neglected masterpiece of Hollywood baroque.” – UCLA Film & Television Archive (1956, 95 min, New 35mm print)
A film by Nicholas Ray
Bigger Than Life – 701 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103 – YBCA Screening Room
415-978-2787 or ybca.org
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Added by ybcapr on August 14, 2009