|Directed by||Jane Spencer|
|Produced by||Brad M. Gilbert, Michael Spielberg|
|Written by||Jane Spencer, Jon Zeiderman|
John C. McGinley
|Edited by||Ernie Fritz
|Distributed by||Monument Pictures|
Little Noises is a 1992 dramedy film directed by Jane Spencer. The movie was released on June 1, 1992 in the United States and stars Crispin Glover as an awkward and unsuccessful writer who achieves fame after stealing the poetry of a deaf man. Little Noises was initially intended to be released straight to video but was given a theatrical release by Monument Pictures.
Joey (Crispin Glover) is an awkward young man who is unsuccessful in his career as a writer. In order to impress his girlfriend Stella (Tatum O'Neal), Joey steals the poetry of Marty (Matthew Hutton) a deaf poet. Not only does Joey succeed, but he also manages to sign with literary agent Mathias (Rik Mayall). While Joey is successful, it comes as the cost of Marty's own happiness and the man quickly falls into a deep depression and becomes homeless. Fame quickly goes to Joey's head and as he feels little guilt over the theft or loyalty to his friends and girlfriend, he breaks off communication with all of them.
- Tatum O'Neal as Stella
- Crispin Glover as Joey
- Nina Siemaszko as Dolores
- Tate Donovan as Elliott
- Matthew Hutton as Marty
- Gianin Loffler as Wayne Wacker
- Steven Schub as Timmy Smith
- Cathy Haase as Eve
- Rik Mayall as Mathias
- John C. McGinley as Stu
- Carole Shelley as Aunt Shirley
- Carolyn Farina as Linny
- Barry Papick as Bud
Little Noises premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the main competition, and also was screened in competition at Goteborg, in Sweden, and at the Wine Valley Festival, California. The Los Angeles Times gave the film a mostly positive review, noting that while it had "a few flaws" the film was ultimately "a promising debut film filled with talent and feeling", calling Glover's performance 'virtuosic'. The Chicago Tribune was less positive and they commented that while they enjoyed Glover's performance, the film "drifts through a number of ill-defined, unnecessary sequences-including scenes involving Nina Siemaszko as a pretty girl with a crush on Joey, and John C. McGinley as the true poet`s drug-dealing brother-before it arrives at its surprisingly bleak conclusion." The Chicago Sun-Times wrote a mostly negative review, stating that while the film had some highlights they also felt that the film's subplot was "pretentious" and "overreaching". The Austin Chronicle gave it a very positive review, calling it 'brilliant'.
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- Kehr, Dave. "Strange `Little Noises` A Good Fit For Crispin Glover". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
- Sachs, Lloyd (July 3, 1992). "Crispin's Schtick Adds Up to `Little'". Chicago Sun-Times (subscription required). Retrieved 24 February 2014.
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