Cover image for Paper moon
Title:
Paper moon
Author:
Bogdanovich, Peter, 1939-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A smooth-talking con man and a nine-year-old orphan are up to tricks in depression-era Kansas. Also includes a prologue by Peter Bogdanovich in which he shares insights about being a director and goes behind the scenes of Paper Moon.
General Note:
Widescreen ed.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1973.

Based on the novel "Addie Pray" by Joe David Brown.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

French
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG.
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780792181170
UPC:
097360846546

883929314072

032429283450
Format :
DVD

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Summary

Summary

The year is 1936. Orphaned Addie Loggins (Tatum O'Neal, in her film debut) is left in the care of unethical travelling Bible salesman Moses Pray (Ryan O'Neal, Tatum's dad), who may or may not be her father. En route to Addie's relatives, Moses learns that the 9-year-old is quite a handful: she smokes, cusses, and is almost as devious and manipulative as he is. They join forces as swindlers, working together so well that Addie is averse to breaking up the team -- which is one reason that she sabotages the romance between Moses and good-time gal Trixie Delight (Madeline Kahn). Later, while attempting to square a $200 debt that Addie claims he owes her, Moses runs afoul of of a bootlegger (John Hillerman) and is nearly beaten to death by the criminal's twin-brother sheriff. Painfully pulling himself together, Moses gets Addie to her relatives, whereupon she adamantly refuses to leave his side. Photographed in black-and-white by Laszlo Kovacs, the film was made largely on location in Kansas and Missouri (an experience colorfully recalled by director Peter Bogdanovich in his 1972 book of essays Pieces of Time). 9-year-old Tatum O'Neal won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, beating out costar Kahn. Paper Moon later became a short-lived TV series, starring Ryan O'Neal lookalike Christopher Connelly and future Oscar winner Jodie Foster. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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