×

Puzzle of a Downfall Child

Puzzle of a Downfall Child, stars Faye Dunaway as a confused high-fashion model with severe emotional problems, most never resolved. Unfortunately, the film is marked by cinema-verite chic though Dunaway makes the most of a tour-de-force opportunity.

With:
Faye Dunaway Barry Primus Viveca Lindfors Barry Morse Roy Scheider

Puzzle of a Downfall Child, stars Faye Dunaway as a confused high-fashion model with severe emotional problems, most never resolved. Unfortunately, the film is marked by cinema-verite chic though Dunaway makes the most of a tour-de-force opportunity.

Plot takes a riches-to-rags course, Dunaway entering as the latest hot model, insecure in frustrating relationships with photographer Barry Primus and well-to-do Roy Scheider. Dunaway tells her story to Primus in flashback in her seacoast cabin refuge from mental breakdown, professional decline and personal unfulfillment.

The character first garners wholesome pity, but the plot development soon banishes her to bathos and finally boredom.

Puzzle of a Downfall Child

Production: Universal. Director Jerry Schatzberg; Producer Paul Newman, John Foreman; Screenplay Adrien Joyce [= Carolyn Eastman]; Camera Adam Holender; Editor Evan Lottman; Music Michael Small; Art Director Richard Bianchi

Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1970. Running time: 104 MIN.

With: Faye Dunaway Barry Primus Viveca Lindfors Barry Morse Roy Scheider

More Film

  • Coldplay

    Film News Roundup: Coldplay Documentary 'Head Full of Dreams' Grosses $3.5 Million in One Day

    Puzzle of a Downfall Child, stars Faye Dunaway as a confused high-fashion model with severe emotional problems, most never resolved. Unfortunately, the film is marked by cinema-verite chic though Dunaway makes the most of a tour-de-force opportunity. Plot takes a riches-to-rags course, Dunaway entering as the latest hot model, insecure in frustrating relationships with photographer […]

  • Francia Raisa

    'Grown-ish' Star Francia Raisa Developing Mendez Desegregation Story

    Puzzle of a Downfall Child, stars Faye Dunaway as a confused high-fashion model with severe emotional problems, most never resolved. Unfortunately, the film is marked by cinema-verite chic though Dunaway makes the most of a tour-de-force opportunity. Plot takes a riches-to-rags course, Dunaway entering as the latest hot model, insecure in frustrating relationships with photographer […]

  • ‘I Am Not a Witch’ Overcame

    ‘I Am Not a Witch’ Overcame Shooting Challenges in Africa

    Puzzle of a Downfall Child, stars Faye Dunaway as a confused high-fashion model with severe emotional problems, most never resolved. Unfortunately, the film is marked by cinema-verite chic though Dunaway makes the most of a tour-de-force opportunity. Plot takes a riches-to-rags course, Dunaway entering as the latest hot model, insecure in frustrating relationships with photographer […]

  • Eva Longoria

    Eva Longoria Baston to Direct, Star in Comedy '24-7' With Kerry Washington

    Puzzle of a Downfall Child, stars Faye Dunaway as a confused high-fashion model with severe emotional problems, most never resolved. Unfortunately, the film is marked by cinema-verite chic though Dunaway makes the most of a tour-de-force opportunity. Plot takes a riches-to-rags course, Dunaway entering as the latest hot model, insecure in frustrating relationships with photographer […]

  • Late Afternoon, an animated short written

    Cartoon Saloon's 'Late Afternoon' Takes Tender Look at a Woman With Dementia

    Puzzle of a Downfall Child, stars Faye Dunaway as a confused high-fashion model with severe emotional problems, most never resolved. Unfortunately, the film is marked by cinema-verite chic though Dunaway makes the most of a tour-de-force opportunity. Plot takes a riches-to-rags course, Dunaway entering as the latest hot model, insecure in frustrating relationships with photographer […]

  • Kim Porter'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: The

    Model and Actress Kim Porter Found Dead at 47

    Puzzle of a Downfall Child, stars Faye Dunaway as a confused high-fashion model with severe emotional problems, most never resolved. Unfortunately, the film is marked by cinema-verite chic though Dunaway makes the most of a tour-de-force opportunity. Plot takes a riches-to-rags course, Dunaway entering as the latest hot model, insecure in frustrating relationships with photographer […]

  • CAA HQ LA

    CAA Promotes Four Trainees to Brand Executives, Motion Picture and Sports Agents

    Puzzle of a Downfall Child, stars Faye Dunaway as a confused high-fashion model with severe emotional problems, most never resolved. Unfortunately, the film is marked by cinema-verite chic though Dunaway makes the most of a tour-de-force opportunity. Plot takes a riches-to-rags course, Dunaway entering as the latest hot model, insecure in frustrating relationships with photographer […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content