Saturday, March 21, 2009

California Split (1974)

This is a film about addiction and the people that you meet in addiction. It shows both the lonely side and the fun part and the result.

Like Thieves Like Us, there is another beautiful scene in a bedroom. Another quiet moment where two characters, thinking no one else is around, open up to each other.

I've never had a liking for casinos. Still don't.

There's a wonderful scene where Ann Prentiss digs her TV Guide out from under a couch cushion upon which George Segal is attempting to get some sleep. I love how she opens it up and reads a little bit of it and falls asleep. I completely understand that ritual.

This one's totally surreal and very real. Nashville's next.

1 comment:

J.D. said...

This is a great film and after THE LONG GOODBYE, quite possibly my fave Altman film.

The chemistry between Elliot Gould and George Segal is right on the money and it's a shame they never did another Altman film together like this one.