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Reds, the historical epic written, produced, and directed by Warren Beatty, follows the life of John Reed as it intertwines with Louise Bryant , the Russian Revolution, and other historical characters.Featuring Warren Beatty as John Reed and Diane Keaton as Louise Bryant. Also, including Jack Nicholson as Eugene O'Neil and Maureen Stapleton as Emma Goldman.It was nominated for twelve Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, and more.The movie only won three awards; however, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Supporting Actress.
The movie begins in 1917, in Portland, where Bryant and Reed meet.Almost immediately the scene changes to New York, as Bryant moves to live with Reed there.They begin a love affair, but Bryant never really fits in or makes friends of her own.They are both journalists and Reed is actively involved with communism.He is so involved with his work that he did not spend enough time with Bryant to make her feel loved.Eventually, while Reed is away, Bryant begins a love affair with a friend, great American playwright Eugene O'Neil.This lasts through Reeds absence, but when he returns he proposes to her and they get married.O'Neil discovers the marriage and is extremely angry with Bryant.They do not leave on good terms.Eventually Reed discovers the romance that happened between O'Neil and Bryant, and they separate.Meanwhile, they both continue their work.On the brink of the Russian Revolution, Reed decides to go to Russia and cover the story.He invites Bryant to go with him.They go there and remain for many months taking notes on the Russian Revolution.They return to the US, and decide to give their marriage another chance while they write their separate books dealing with the revolution.Eventually, he needs to return to Russia to try and get endorsement for an American Communist Party.When h


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