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John Travolta, Conrad Hall Elevate This Nicely
On my first viewing of this, on VHS, I thought it okay but nothing special. I caught a break, being able to obtain the DVD for almost no cost, so I looked at it again. Wow, am I glad. I loved it the second time.
The DVD brings out the cinematography which is very, very good and the picture is razor-sharp. One of Hollywood”s Hall Of Fame photographers, Conrad Hall, shot this film. Story-wise, the courtroom scenes were the most dramatic of the film but this story dealt more with the behind-the-scenes digging of information to expose thoughtless businessmen who had dumped poison in an area and people were suffering because of it. It is supposedly-based on a true story.
Another big highlight of this movie is great performance by John Travolta, perhaps his best work ever. Just the pauses and looks on his face alone greatly enhanced his performance. He was just fascinating. Language-wise, this is pretty tame except for William H. Macy, who loses his cool a few times as the assistant lawyer/financial man for the law firm battling the polluters.
It’s easy to get involved with the story, but don’t overlook the great photography in here.
John Travolta’s Best Movie
If I were John Travolta, and someone were to ask me which film I am most proud of, this movie, Civil Action, would be my answer.
You won’t find the kind of climatic courtroom scenes that exist in the fantasy world of typical courtroom dramas. You won’t find a chase scene. You won’t be mystified by CSI experts. You won’t even get to bathe in the Protagonist’s heroic rhetoric as he puts Goliath in his moral place.
Instead, this movie is all about the little moments. Every actor in this film, including Travolta, takes a script that is good but slightly nondescript, and creates nuance and intrigue in every line, every motion, every action of every character, in every scene.
If there were an Oscar for “Best Performance by a Cast”, this film would have received it.
The director and everyone in this film plays this movie true to life and straightforwardly. And yet, it still manages to capture your spirit. It may not get your blood pumping, but it will inspire you. And as good as the other actors are, it’s Travolta, believe it or not, who carries this movie.
In place of Travolta’s normal swagger and scientological ability to seem like he’s winning when he’s losing, John allows himself to look silly, feel awkward, appear despondent, and even seem weak. He literally allows himself to be upstaged in more than one scene by admittedly great actors but by actors whose persona’s are usually, shall we say, less charismatic than his own.
The scene where he must meet with the VP president of the opposing law firm is difficult to watch the first or second time you see it. It just isn’t funny. But, it’s actually quite comical in later viewings when you’re not as invested in the plot of the movie.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Director Steven Zaillian
Writer Jonathan Harr (book), Steven Zaillian (screenplay)
Actors John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Tony Shalhoub, William H. Macy
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations.
Production Company Touchstone Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises, Paramount Pictures
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, EXR 200T 5293, EXR 500T 5298)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman)