Paper Moon Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

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In Peter Bogdanovich's “Paper Moon,” Ryan O'Neal teams up with his daughter Tatum in winning-combination. Ryan is a smooth, slick operator (more of a real con man!) who finds he has the responsibility of Tatum, a nine-year-old orphan (Addie) . Not just any orphan, but Addie is a prococious, cigarette-smoking one! Their odyssey of con jobs seems
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one adventure (or “mis”adventure) after another. While at times quite funny, the movie also has its poignant moments, moments that indeed capture the sensitivity of senstive
souls. Madeline Kahn plays one of Ryan's girl friends Trixie Delight (whom Tatum sees as a threat to their relationship), and John Hillerman steps in as a mean-spirited, crooked Missouri sheriff! Tatum won an Oscar for her role.

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Script Analysis of Paper Moon

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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