Tootsie
First screened so long ago I cannot remember / Most recently screened in December 2015
Director: Sydney Pollack. Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Charles Durning, Bill Murray, Dabney Coleman, Sydney Pollack, George Gaynes, Doris Belack, Lynne Thigpen, Geena Davis, Ellen Foley, Peter Gatto. Screenplay: Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal.

Twitter Capsule: How lovely it would be if Hollywood still went in for spirited, character-rich farces with this many tones. Cast on fire.

VOR:   Still widely ranked among the funniest of modern U.S. comedies, which is all the more impressive given its high degree of difficulty and its earnest if flawed critiques of chauvinism.



Photo © 1982 Columbia Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. A–


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Sydney Pollack
Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman
Best Supporting Actress: Teri Garr
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Lange
Best Original Screenplay: Larry Gelbart, Don McGuire, and Murray Schisgal
Best Cinematography: Owen Roizman
Best Film Editing: Fredric and William Steinkamp
Best Original Song: "It Might Be You"
Best Sound: Arthur Piantadosi, Les Fresholtz, Rick Alexander, and Les Lazarowitz

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Director: Sydney Pollack
Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Dustin Hoffman
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Lange
Best Screenplay: Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal

Other Awards:
Writers Guild of America: Best Original Screenplay (Comedy)
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Director; Best Supporting Actress (Lange); Best Screenplay
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Screenplay
National Society of Film Critics: Best Picture; Best Actor (Hoffman); Best Supporting Actress (Lange); Best Screenplay
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Actor (Hoffman); Best Supporting Actress (Lange)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Actor (Hoffman); Best Makeup (Dorothy J. Pearl, George Masters, C. Romania Ford, and Allen Weisinger)

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