This look at the brief life of troubled American poet Hart Crane is a real one-man show as its star James Franco also serves as writer, director, producer, and editor. While this isn't his debut as a director, it is probably his most well-known effort behind the camera.
From Focus World and director/star James Franco, a film about visionary poet Hart Crane, who lived a life of beauty, passion, and tragedy. Hart Crane was one of the most important voices in American p... read more
DVD Release Date: March 27, 2012
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November 12, 2012
August 5, 2012
I'm always amazed when films made about intellectuals have little to no intellectual content. The starkness of that contrast startles and befuddles me every time. It also stuns me how often this happens. The latest example is James Franco's "The Broken Tower," which focuses on av...
February 20, 2012
The Truth is Indecent.
This is James Franco's failed attempt in directing, producing and acting.
In this slow endless film, Franco tries to highlight the melancholic life of American poet Hart Crane.
Franco tries his best to make an art film, but ends up ...
January 20, 2012
Hart Crane: We all know life is a dance of death, but we can still make something of it.
The Broken Tower had a noble premise surrounding the short life of American poet Hart Crane, who is played by James Franco. Not only that, the film was written and directed by Franco, and wh...
October 9, 2013
With the pretentious drivel of a biopic of poet Hart Crane(James Franco), "The Broken Tower," Franco, as writer and director, confirms what everybody who hates poetry thinks they know and why poetry slams were invented. And somehow also manages to make self-destructive behavior ...
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