This is a 1973 film with Jack Nicholson and a young Randy Quaid.
The story is very simple and reasonably entertaining. Jack is the best thing about it though, without him it would not have been any good.
It was set in a few different places, including Washington and New York, which were really scuzzy in those days, run down and just plain horrible looking.
Randy Quaid has become bit of a nutjob, read this.
Date watched: February 24th
Film count 2013: 28
I forgot most of this so watched it again. And it is even better than I remember. Stanley Kubrick’s cinematography was great. Jack was absolutely fab, as were Shelley Duvall and the boy. Good, good stuff.
Date watched: August 26th
Flim count 2012: 82
This is one of those films where you can tell it’s going to be darn good in just the first few minutes. Jack Nicholson was the main reason for that in this one, he was commanding right from the start. The rest of the cast and the whole story was superbness too, lots of story to keep up with, clues being found to try and figure out and well paced. Roman Polanski directed it and had a small part as a nasty thug with a knife. It was set in 1937 Los Angeles and was very authentic looking.
Tarantino must have watched this many times, it feels like something he would do.
Date watched: June 28
Film count 2012: 60