Movies Being There (United Artists 1979, Peter Sellers, Shirley Maclaine) Published 5 months ago on October 1, 2018 Adapted from Kosinski’s novel, Being There is the story of a mentally deficient gardener, who knows the outside world only through television, and his rise to political power when his idle aphorisms are interpreted as philosophical wisdom by a wealthy industrialist and, soon after, swallowed whole by the American public. Influential and provocative with a marvelously enigmatic performance by Sellers. Jerzy Kosinski, the Polish emigre writer who adapted Being There from his own book, became internationally renowned for his Holocaust novel The Painted Bird (1965). Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Actor: Peter Sellers. production details USA | Paramount | 130 minutes | 1979 Director: Hal Ashby Script: Jerzy Kosinski, Robert C. Jones, cast Peter Sellers as Chance Shirley MacLaine as Eve Rand Jack Warden as President ‘Bobby’ Melvyn Douglas as Benjamin Rand Richard Dysart as Dr. Robert Allenby Richard Basehart as Vladimir Skrapinov Ruth Attaway as Louise David Clennon as Thomas Franklin Fran Brill as Sally Hayes Denise DuBarry as Johanna Franklin Alice Hirson as First Lady Jerome Hellman as Gary Burns John Harkins as Sidney Courtney James Noble as Kaufman Alice HirsonComedyDavid ClennonDenise DuBarryDramaFran BrillHal AshbyJack WardenJerome HellmanJerzy KosinskiMelvyn DouglasPeter SellersRichard BasehartRichard DysartRobert C. JonesRuth AttawayShirley Maclaine Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes3 hours ago Miracle Workers: 12 Days (TBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) 12 Days: A troublesome human complicates Craig and Eliza’s plan, while Sanjay attempts to burnish his credentials. With Steve Buscemi,... Episodes3 hours ago Teachers: The Final Robe (TV Land Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Final Robe: Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining teachers compete to... Episodes3 hours ago Food Truck Nation: Smoked, Stuffed and Frozen Finds (S1EP8 Tues 26 Feb 2019 on Cooking) Chef Brad Miller visits a food truck in Orange County that has its own custom smoker onboard, then he tries... Episodes3 hours ago The Rookie: Plain Clothes Day (S1EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Plain Clothes Day: The rookies are really put to the test when their training officers accompany them out of uniform... Episodes3 hours ago Hometown Homicide: Local Girl Gone (S1EP2 ID Tues 26 Feb 2019) Local Girl Gone: When 15-year-old high school freshman Danielle Locklear, of Hope Mills, N.C., went missing in March 2014, her... search EPISODES Episodes3 hours ago Roswell, New Mexico: Smells Like Teen Spirit (S1EP6 The CW Tues 26 Feb 2019) Smells Like Teen Spirit: In a series of flashbacks to 2008, secrets are uncovered about Rosa’s final day, Isobel’s (Lily... Episodes3 hours ago Good Trouble: Byte Club (S1EP8 Freeform Tues 26 Feb 2019) Byte Club: Mariana forms a women-in-tech “fight club” with other women in her office to deal with sexism in their... Episodes3 hours ago American Housewife: Baby Crazy (S3EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019, with Jay Mohr) Baby Crazy: Viv (Leslie Bib) asks Katie to take Violet for the night so she and Alan (Jay Mohr) can... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.