My wife and I attended the screening of "New York Confidential" tonight at the Egyptian. We were very troubled that the audience laughed at some extremely inappropriate moments during the film. Sure everybody had a chuckle at some of the lighter moments, but people were laughing at the violent scenes, too. It was as if they thought it was a midnight screening of "Rocky Horror Picture Show."
It figured that a full house, which turned out to see a 1955 noir which hadn't been viewed since shortly after its release, would be somewhat reverent. The misplaced laughs and hoots came as a complete surprise and shock to us. It's too bad they ruined the event. Does anyone know how to behave in public anymore?
One of the actresses who appeared in the movie was present in the audience, as was Richard Conte's son. I wonder what they thought of the crowd's reaction?