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200 min.
United States United States
Warren Beatty, Trevor Griffiths
Stephen Sondheim, Dave Grusin
Vittorio Storaro
Paramount Pictures
Drama | Politics. Biography. Historical. Russian Revolution. 1910s. Journalism. Epic film
Warren Beatty's award winning epic mixes drama and interviews with major social radicals of the period. "Reds" tells the story of the love affair between activists Louise Bryant and John Reed. Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous start of the twentieth century, the two journalists' on-again off-again romance is punctuated by the outbreak of WWI and the Bolshevik Revolution. Louise's assignment in France at the outbreak of the war puts an end to their affair. John Reed's subsequent trip to Russia, and his involvement with the Communist party, rekindles their relationship. When Louise arrives in Petrograd, she finds herself swept up in the euphoria of the Revolution. Reed, however, eventually becomes disillusioned with Communism when he sees his words and intentions augmented and controlled by the growing Soviet propaganda machine.
1981: 3 Academy Awards: Best Director, Supporting Actress (Stapleton), Cinematography. 12 Nominations
1981: 1 Golden Globe: Best Director. 7 Nominations, including Best Movie and Actor
1981: National Board of Review: Best Film (ex-aequo)
1981: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film. 6 Nominations
1981: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Director, Supp. Actress & Cinem.
1981: 2 BAFTA Awards: Best Supp. Actor (Nicholson ) and Supp. Actress (Stapleton). 6 nominations
1981: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Jack Nicholson)
1981: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1981: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Original Drama Screenplay
1981: 2 David di Donatello Awards, including Best Foreign Actress (Keaton). 5 Nom.
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