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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968 film)

The 1968 film version of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, based on the 1940 novel by Carson McCullers, aimed for a faithful adaption. Though it had its merits, the film got mixed reviews.

Strong performances, especially by Alan Arkin as Singer and Sondra Locke as Mick (her film debut) earned them both  Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations — for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. The film received numerous other nominations and awards, and was generally favorably reviewed.

Still, the film fails to capture the sweep and emotional impact of the book, so I’d recommend reading it before considering  the film. Here’s a review that was published when the film premiered in 1968: Read More→

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