Nel 2010, in occasione dell'entrata in vigore negli Stati Uniti d'America di nuove normative inerenti ai mercati finanziari, il presidente della Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Gary Gensler, ha colloquialmente ribattezzato Eddie Murphy Rule l'insieme delle direttive a contrasto dell'insider trading, traendo ispirazione da quanto avviene in Una poltrona per due.
Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, with a screenplay by Timothy Harris and Herschel Weingrod. Starring Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott, and Jamie Lee Curtis, the film tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker (Aykroyd) and a poor street hustler (Murphy) whose lives cross when they are unwittingly made the subject of an elaborate bet to test how each man will perform when their life circumstances are swapped.
Trading Places was considered a box-office success on its release, earning over $90.4 million to become the fourth-highest-grossing film of 1983 in the United States and Canada, and $120.6 million worldwide. It also received generally positive reviews, with critics praising both the central cast and the film's revival of the screwball comedy genre prevalent in the 1930s and 1940s while criticizing Trading Places for lacking the same moral message of the genre while promoting the accumulation of wealth. It received multiple award nominations including an Academy Award for Bernstein's score and won two BAFTA awards for Elliott and Curtis. The film also launched or revitalized the careers of its main cast, who each appeared in several other films throughout the 1980s. In particular, Murphy became one of the highest-paid and most sought after comedians in Hollywood.
The studio also objected to the casting of Jamie Lee Curtis. At the time she was seen as a \"scream queen\", primarily associated with low-quality B movies. Landis had worked previously with Curtis on the horror documentary Coming Soon, for which she had served as the host. She wanted to move away from horror films as she was conscious that the association would limit her future career prospects. She had turned down a role in the horror film Psycho II (1983) because of this. Her mother, Janet Leigh, had famously starred in Psycho (1960). Curtis had performed recently in the slasher film Halloween II (1981) as a favor to director John Carpenter and producer Debra Hill; she was paid $1 million for that role, but received only $70,000 for Trading Places. When asked if she had researched her role as a prostitute, Curtis jokingly remarked: \"I'd love to say I went out and turned a couple of tricks on 42nd Street, but I didn't.\" Curtis had long hair when she was cast; costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis suggested cutting her hair shorter for the film.
Filming moved to New York City in January 1983; many of the interior scenes were filmed there. In late January, two holding cells on the 12th-floor of the New York Supreme Court building at 100 Centre Street were taken over for filming. Empty lockups in police administration buildings would normally be in use but because of the financial investment the production had made filming in the city, the mayor's office agreed to accommodate Landis' request; the studio paid for any expenses incurred. The New York Times reported that for years the Corrections Department had failed to deliver prisoners on time for trials and arraignments; despite this, they moved nearly 300 prisoners through the 12th-floor before 9 a.m. on the day of filming.
Reviewers agreed that the film featured Aykroyd's best performance to date. People said that if audiences had given up on Aykroyd following the failures of Neighbors (1981) and Doctor Detroit (1983), his career was revitalized by Trading Places. Canby said that Aykroyd gave a more consistent performance than in his previous roles. He said that Aykroyd had demonstrated that his success was not dependent upon his partnership with John Belushi. Arnold said that Aykroyd worked best when he shared a central role with another star. Rita Kempley said that his relationship with Murphy was just as enjoyable as his one with Belushi.
In the early 1980s, the VCR home video market was gaining popularity rapidly. In previous years, VHS sales were not a revenue source for studios, but by 1983 they could generate up to 13% of a film's total revenue; the North American cassette rights could generate $500,000 alone. Trading Places was released on VHS in May 1984, priced at $39.95. Paramount distributed its own cassettes and priced them significantly lower than the standard $80 price to promote home user VCR adoption. A successful film was expected to earn between $5 million and $10 million on the home video market. In the rental market, Trading Places was one of the more popular releases in May, alongside the action thriller Sudden Impact. Paramount signed an exclusive deal to show its movies, including Trading Places, on the Showtime TV network for approximately $500 million; this was seen as an attempt by Paramount to damage the network monopoly held by HBO that the studio saw as financially unfavorable.
Trading Places was first released on DVD in October 2002. A Special Collector's Edition (also known as the \"Looking Good, Feeling Good\" edition) was released in 2007 on DVD, Blu-ray, and HD DVD. This edition included deleted scenes, details on the film's production, including discussions with the cast and crew, 1983 promotional interviews, and interviews with financial experts about the film. The film was also released in a pack that included Coming to America. To celebrate the film's 35th-anniversary in 2018, a special edition was released containing a Blu-ray and digital version of the film, and behind-the-scenes featurettes. A limited-edition release of Bernstein's score was made available in 2011. Only 2,000 copies were released by La-La Land Records.
Vincent Canby said that although the film is an homage to social satire screwball comedies of the early 20th century, Trading Places is a symbol of its time. Where the earlier films espoused the benefits of things other than money, Trading Places is built around the value of money and those who aspire to have it. The heroes win by making lots of money; the villains are punished by becoming part of the impoverished. The heroes' reward is escaping to a tropical island, completely divorced from the poverty-stricken neighborhoods that had previously been their home. Money is demonstrably a solution to all of the problems raised in the film, and when it is taken away, it is shown that people quickly resort to a basic criminal nature. It can be seen as an example of supply-side economics, alongside films like the comedies Arthur (1981) and Risky Business (1983). While seemingly supporting left-leaning political concepts by arguing that given an equal platform a street-hustler like Valentine can perform Winthorpe's job equally well, the film promotes right-leaning concepts like Reagan-era policies where the accumulation of wealth is highly valued.
Quando uscì nelle sale cinematografiche nel 1983, il titolo originale in lingua inglese, Trading Places, fu accantonato e in italiano il film divenne Una Poltrona per Due.Una scelta identica a quella compiuta per il mercato francese, dove venne distribuito col titolo di Un Fauteuil pour Deux.
Vacanze di NataleA 1983 Italian comedy film directed by Carlo Vanzina.The stories and adventures of the members of two families intersect and give rise to hilarious misunderstandings, while a penniless pianist fall in love again with his ex-girlfriend.
Una poltrona per due (per quei pochissimi che ancora non lo conoscono) è un film del 1983 diretto da John Landis e interpretato da Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd e Jamie Lee Curtis con la partecipazione di Don Ameche, Ralph Bellamy e Denholm Elliott.
Siamo tutti tradizionalisti. Possiamo essere insultati, derisi o sbeffeggiati senza problemi, ma colui che tenterà di fare la carbonara con la panna verrà sistematicamente minacciato di essere colpito a morte da oggetti contundenti. Una poltrona per due viene trasmesso in TV da ormai 22 anni e sempre nel periodo natalizio (principalmente la vigilia), diventando di fatto una tradizione soprattutto per chi ha cominciato a vederlo da piccolo. In rete girano molti meme a riguardo, uno dei più popolari è quello del giorno dopo la proiezione, con il conto alla rovescia impostato a -364 giorni dal prossimo appuntamento.
Sono d'accordo , come detto precedentemente , che se Napoli - Juve dovesse diventare una partita \"normale\" significherebbe che il Napoli avrà fatto il salto di qualità . Ma , se avete notato ieri sera , dopo un risultato negativo quale è stato , Conte esibiva una faccia serena ( dovranno vincere le prossime due partite per passare il turno , di cui l'ultima sarà uno spareggio a Istanbul) . Sapete perché : si era liberato di un peso ! Può pensare alla partita con il Napoli . Stasera si metterà in poltrona a studiare la tattica per domenica sera . Non vorrei che per loro diventi una partita \" crocevia \" e per noi , invece , una partita normale . Purtroppo, la presenza della Roma che andrebbe a +6 sulla squadra soccombente , fa diventare la sfida di domenica sera veramente decisiva . Il Napoli , che , se vince stasera , dovrà giocarsi uno spareggio l'11 dicembre con l'arsenal ma in casa , da stasera , dopo la partita con OM , dovrà pensare che domenica è il primo spareggio scudetto o anche secondo posto . Con il ritmo che le tre di testa hanno imposto , gli scontri diretti ( e ne abbiamo già perso uno , sich!) avranno un ' importanza doppia rispetto al passato. Sono d'accordo che dobbiamo pensare a stasera ed avere la giusta tensione per portare a casa i tre punti che ci garantirebbero il diritto allo spareggio dell'11 dicembre , ma la partita di domeni