Reds Movie Review 1981

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The re-creation of the life of author John Reed ("Ten Days that Shook the World"), his romance with Louise Bryant, his efforts to start an American Communist party, and his reporting of the Russian Revolution. A sweeping, melancholy epic using dozens of "witnesses" who reminisce about what they saw. See director Sergei Eisenstein's silent masterpiece "Ten Days that Shook the World," based on Reed's book, for the Russian view of some of the events depicted in Beatty's film.


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Available on VHS
Running time 195 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Russian Revolution, True Stories, Russia/USSR, Red Scare, Writers, Communists & Communism
Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Edward Herrmann, Maureen Stapleton, Gene Hackman, Jerzy Kosinski, George Plimpton, Paul Sorvino, William Daniels, M. Emmet Walsh, Dolph Sweet, Josef Sommer
Vittorio Storaro
Warren Beatty
Dave Grusin, Stephen Sondheim
Paramount Pictures, Warren Beatty


Oscars 1981: Cinematog., Director (Beatty), Support. Actress (Stapleton); British Acad. 1982: Support. Actor (Nicholson), Support. Actress (Stapleton); Directors Guild 1981: Director (Beatty); Golden Globes 1982: Director (Beatty); L.A. Film Critics 1981: Cinematog., Director (Beatty), Support. Actress (Stapleton); Natl. Bd. of Review 1981: Director (Beatty), Support. Actor (Nicholson); N.Y. Film Critics 1981: Film; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1981: Support. Actress (Stapleton); Writers Guild 1981: Orig. Screenplay.

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