Wednesday, September 28, 2011

OLDIE GOLDIES: The Bad Seed (1956)

This week’s pick for "Oldie Goldies" is the 1956 classic "The Bad Seed". The film remarkably manages to be one of the creepiest film experiences without showing any violence. The well-written characters are perfectly played by the superb cast, who say so much with subtle facial expressions. The camera work is also great, setting up some interesting perspectives. The film was honored with 3 truly deserving nominations for actresses Eileen Heckart, Nancy Kelly (Best Supporting Actress) and Patty McCormack (Best Actress). The cinematography also received an Oscar nod.

Classic Quote
"Children can be nasty, don't you think?"

Classic Scenes

Classic Characters
Rhoda Penmark (Patty McCormack)

Christine Penmark (Nancy Kelly)

Hortense Daigle (Eileen Heckart)

Did you know?
The band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds is named after the novel, play and film

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