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Six Degrees of Separation

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Six Degrees of Separation

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Stockard Channing, Will Smith, Donald Sutherland, Bruce Davison, Heather Graham, Anthony Michael Hall, Mary Beth Hurt, Catherine Kellner, Ian McKellen, Anthony Rapp
director:
Fred Schepisi
author:
6353
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

The very thing that’s memorable about the tone of ”Six Degrees” on stage and screen — the fast-paced, controlled ramblings of the characters — is what makes this a difficult read for those used to seeing plays: It’s hard to train the eye to move along at the speed of voices. Reprinted to coincide with the film version, ”Six Degrees” is the work of a gifted playwright, but this might be a case where it’s best to see the movie and skip the book.

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