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Warren Beatty

Reds

Director Warren Beatty Composer Stephen Sondheim Cast Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jack Nicholson
Edition 2024
195' - 1981 - Drama, Biography - Dialogue: German, Russian, Italian, Finnish, French, English
Paramount took a hard turn to the radical left with Warren Beatty's now largely forgotten intimate epic about a love story set against the backdrop of American communism and the Russian October Revolution. Recounting the life of communist reporter John Reed, Reds remains a fierce super-production that won Beatty his only Oscar.
Warren Beatty is the star, producer, director and co-writer in this political super-production that is unusual for Hollywood. Made in the neoconservative America of Ronald Reagan and with $42 million from the multinational Gulf and Western (the parent company of Paramount Pictures), Beatty crafted this historical reconstruction of more than three hours with the subject of love and romance on the barricades of the cultural and social revolution in Greenwich Village and later the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917. In the foreground is the off-and-on romance between John Reed (Beatty), the radical journalist who became the reporter of the October Revolution, and the emancipated activist Louise Bryant (Diane Keaton). On the fiercely dramatic backdrop, there is the socially troubled ferment in America during the first quarter of last century and the revolutionary glow in Russia.

Tickets & screenings: from 19 September 2024.

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Credits

Directors

Warren Beatty

Composers

Stephen Sondheim

Cast

Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jack Nicholson

Scenario

Warren Beatty, Trevor Griffiths

Director of Photography

Vittorio Storaro

Editors

Dede Allen, Craig McKay

Producers

Warren Beatty

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Dialogue

German, Russian, Italian, Finnish, French, English

Countries of production

United States of America, United Kingdom

Year

1981