Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Stars: 3 / 10

This film should be in text books: How to create a beautifully shot and superbly acted film that is both pointless AND boring. Contains one of the most painful soundtracks (ie scored noise) ever.

I couldn't wait for this train wreck to be over.

Susannah York's performance, a promising story, and even a couple of successful scenes are squandered. What a disappointment.

For the die-hard Altman fan: His trademarks are here: a self-indulgent upper-class, a moping femme fatale, arrogant and over-sexed men, madness, muttering dialogue, half-heard and overlapping conversations during a party, long voyeuristic scenes of the mundane that are exceptionally calculated and meticulously captured, beautiful locations, quality acting, and a strange tale.


Director: Robert Altman
Year: 1972
Main Cast:  Susannah York, Rene Auberjonois, Marcel Bozzuffi

No trailer, so here's a short clip:


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