The Landlord

YouTube now is my main source of films, I now have several films ready to watch in “Watch later”, with most of them being 1970’s flicks.

This one is a 1970 film and is Hal Ashby’s first as director. It has a very young Beau Bridges as the landlord, with the only other actor I recognised being Louis Gossett Jr (he is 79 now and still going strong).

Within the first few minutes I could tell I was going to like this, and indeed it turned out to be a quirky and funny film, but also addressing the serious issue of cross-racial relations, and the gap between the rich and the poor. There was also some nice redecoration of a basement apartment.

Some of the actors have since passed away, as well as Hal himself. Hal went on to make Harold and Maude and a few others, with his last success being Being There. He then got into drugs big time and lost the plot with his only other notable film being a Rolling Stones documentary.

Worth a watch, but the video quality on YouTube is not that great at fullscreen on my iPad.

Date watched: April 24th
Score: 8/10
Film count 2016: 71

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