Movies Being There (United Artists 1979, Peter Sellers, Shirley Maclaine) Published 8 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 Episodes43 mins ago Big Texas Fix: Dream House (S1EP7 DIY Sat 25 May 2019) Dream House: Michael and Ashley stumble upon a pre-1900s Victorian home after doing some curbside dumpster diving, so they hit... Episodes43 mins ago Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation – A Forever Home in Isle of Palms (S4EP8 HGTV Sat 25 May 2019) A Forever Home in Isle of Palms: A couple has made the decision to purchase a property in Cape San... Episodes43 mins ago Murder Decoded: Prowling Wolf (S1EP8 ID Sat 25 May 2019) Reports of shots fired at an apartment complex lead police to discover the bodies of a single mother and two... Episodes43 mins ago The Son: Hot Oil (S2EP5 AMC Sat 25 May 2019) Hot Oil: In 1852, Young Eli is forced hide a deadly secret; in 1916, Maria’s return brings devastating consequences for... Episodes43 mins ago Ransom: Story for Another Day (Season 3 Finale CBS Sat 25 May 2019) Story for Another Day: When Cynthia (Karen LeBlanc) and her younger brother, Tyler (Emmanuel Kabongo), are abducted by a criminal... search EPISODES Episodes43 mins ago Murdoch Mysteries: Annabella Cinderella (S12EP11 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Annabella Cinderella: Crabtree and John are transporting a convicted axe murderer to prison when she escapes to exact revenge on... Episodes43 mins ago Murdoch Mysteries: Six of the Best (S12EP12 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Six of the Best: Murdoch’s distressing childhood memories are evoked while investigating the death of an orphan under the care... Episodes43 mins ago From Friend to Fiancé (Hallmark Sat 25 May 2019, Jocelyn Hudon, Ryan Paevey) Jess Parks (Hudon) has a good job, great friends and a cool apartment in the city. She has it all,... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.