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“Long Live The Hud!”
Another fascinating piece from the Coen Brothers, ‘The Hudsucker Proxy’ is an homage to the films of the 1930s. From the grey faux-Gothic cityscape to the over-the-top acting and rapid fire dialogue to the subdued colors to the stark sets, this film hearkens back to an earlier era of films.
The plot is simple enough. When company president Waring Hudsucker commits suicide, the board of directors, led by the deliciously evil Sidney J. Mussburger (Paul Newman) determines to devalue the stock by putting a ‘shmoe’ in charge of the company so that when the late Hudsucker’s controlling interest in stock hits the market in 30 days, Mussburger’s cabal can snap it up on the cheap. Enter shmoe Norville Barnes (Tim Robbins). Jennifer Jason Leigh is the newspaper reporter who infiltrates Hudsucker Industries under the guise of secretary, and is Barnes’ love interest in the film.
Robbins performs more than adequately but is outshone by terrific performances by Newman and, in particular, by Leigh, who absolutely nails this role. Her saucy, lilt of the tongue is wonderful; she simply oozes sensual sass, and all in the very decent parameters of decades gone by in Hollywood.
Other highlights of the film include – the wonderful sets, where less is more; the usual Coen cinematography, which makes the film a visual delight above and beyond acting and plot; the clock (an unbilled role, in a sense). Curious characters pop up and return Buzz the Elevator Operator, the Clock Maintainer, and many others. And, of course that clock!
As will all Coen brothers films, this one calls me to see it again, as I always seem to discover new elements when watching their works for the second, third, fourth times, and beyond. A very worthwhile film enjoy!
7 out of 10
The most stylish and innovative American filmmakers of the late 80’s and 90’s were the brother writer, director team of Joel and Ethan Coen. Blood Simple, Raising Arizona and Barton Fink all displayed an energy and panache that had been missing from American film since the early seventies. The Hudsucker Proxy followed and it was the brothers most ambitious film to date.
Steeped in fifties nostalgia the film deals with corporate greed and the invention and success of the Hula Hoop. Norville Barnes (Tim Robbins looking very much like Dagwood Bumstead) is in search of a job in the big city. Optimistic and filled with idealism he gets in on the ground floor of a big company and rises quickly only to be used as a pawn by a scheming board chairman Sidney Mussburger (Mr. Dithers?). Instead he turns the tables and makes the company millions with his invention. Enter a female reporter who attempts to expose the company’s duplicity but instead falls in love with Barnes while Chairman Mussburger plots revenge.
Proxy’s first hour is filled with typical Coen imagery and fine tailored editing. A boardroom suicide is grand theatre and a montage of the Hula Hoop’s accidental success is masterful. But once achieved Hudsucker becomes sluggish and uninteresting. Robbins’ transition from the mail room flunky to board room tyrant is unconvincing while Paul Newman as Mussburger is too healthy looking an octenagerian whose passion in life is all consuming greed and power. Jennifer Jason Leigh is downright grating, lost somewhere between doing Hildy Johnson and her version of Dorothy Parker.
The film is Capraesque (shades of John Doe mixed with Wonderful Life) and that’s a bad fit for the acerbic, dark comedies the Coen’s excel at. Visually Hudsucker is a good looking film but like the Hula Hoop in 59, it fades fast.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writer Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Sam Raimi
Actors Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Newman, Charles Durning
Country UK, Germany, USA
Awards 3 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Warner Brothers, Silver Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 535, Zeiss Standard Speed and Super Speed Lenses, Arriflex 35 BL4, Zeiss Standard Speed and Super Speed Lenses
Laboratory DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA (dailies)
Film Length 3,027 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 200T 5293)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm