Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)

 Rated R, just like this movie should have been (stupid production code).

The cynical and mean subject of the 67th Next 100 Project podcast is one of our favourites. Information is power. Burt Lancaster is remarkably good as the bullying gossip columnist, but Tony Curtis (just about) matches him. J.J. and Sidney are sharks who deserve every bad thing coming to them…but, man, they’ve got some great dialogue to say along the way. Guzzle down some Sparkplug Coffee as you delve into SSoS!

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Coming Attractions Trivia Answer: ??? (at the 5-minute mark)

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

Ryan’s 2004 review

AFI’s Top 100 Lists and AFI’s Top 100 Quotes

1957 in film

Links to: Citizen Kane and The Silence Of The Lambs and Glengarry Glen Ross and Jerry Maguire and Whiplash

YouTube: “Match me, Sidney” and “a cookie full of arsenic” and Susie outsmarts them both and the finale

Previously on the Next 100 Project: Moonlight

July 10th on the Next 100 Project: Full Metal Jacket