My Favorite Year

My Favorite Year

DVD - 2000
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Alan Swann is a legendary movie idol forced by the IRS to face the music--deportation or a TV appearance to pay up. Benjy is in charge of making sure Swann shows up sober. You are taken behind the scenes during the early days of live variety shows.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2000]
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9780790768045
0790768046
Branch Call Number: DVD MYF
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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LPL_LookPlayListen Feb 13, 2018

Before Hail Caesar, there was My Favorite Year, a lovely comedy about live television in the 1950s. Peter O'Toole is absolutely charming as Alan Swann, an almost-has-been silent film swashbuckler with a drinking problem and Mark Linn Baker is believable as the tyro writer on what is clearly meant to be Sid Caesar's Show of Shows who worships him. Reality and fantasy clash for both of them and there is, you know, personal growth but it's not too cheesy. Lainie Kazan forged her Essential Ethnic Mother role in this film. O'Toole's delivery of the line "Wonderful to be alive!" takes wry quippery to a whole new level.

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DMABrown
Aug 23, 2014

I agree with Judy, but why don't you break down and buy a DVD? P.S. Amazon rating is more like 4.5 stars

JUDY1COHEN Jul 03, 2014

There are 25 holds on 1 copy of My Favorite Year and it doesn't move. Why don't you get more copies.

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Mar 18, 2012

Alan Swann is a legendary movie idol forced by the IRS to face the music-- deportation or a TV appearance to pay up. Benjy is in charge of making sure Swann shows up sober. You are taken behind the scenes during the early days of live variety shows Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna, Bill Macy, Lainie Kazan. .

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